Cleveland (Glenville) three-star cornerback Sean Draper held eight offers from Mid-American Conference schools entering his senior season. Now that his final year of high school football is complete, the 6-0, 165-pound Draper has added a couple more, including one from a Big East school in the last few days.
"This weekend I got a Louisville offer," Draper reported. "I guess they came up to the school last week, but I wasn't there, so he called me. He said he took the tape back to the coaching staff, they really liked it and I guess they have room for me."
Louisville coaches informed Glenville head coach Ted Ginn Sr., of the offer, and he passed it along through Draper's mother who let her son know while he was on an official visit to Hawaii over the weekend. Draper's familiarity with Louisville is limited, but he has been on a crash course in the last few days on what the program has to offer.
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"Since I got the offer, a lot of people have been telling me stuff about Louisville," Draper said. "I talked to a guy at the airport coming back from Hawaii and he had been recruited by Louisville ten years back. He said they had good facilities."
Draper has been in contact with Louisville defensive backs coach Larry Slade and the two most recently spoke on Monday.
"He said they are coming by on a home visit tomorrow, so we're going to talk about [an official visit] more," Draper said.
Draper's first official visit of the process went to Hawaii this past weekend. He picked up an offer from the Warriors a few weeks back.
"It was different," Draper said of the official visit. "The weather was great, the people were real friendly and welcoming and I got to surf, so it was fun. Mike Edwards, who used to play at Glenville, is out there and he plays the same position as me. I was kind of feeling, and could actually see myself doing it.
"I got to sit in on the defensive meetings. On game day I got to see the tailgating and it seemed like the whole island was out there. I was in the locker room when they were getting dressed and hyped for the game. The only thing that was kind of bad was they lost by a lot.
Draper has also been in recent talks with Toledo, Ohio and Bowling Green about setting up official visits this winter.