Louisville was host to a handful of recruits for their big victory over Miami this weekend. One of the stars making his way to the Kentucky school was 6-foot-4, 254-pound defensive tackle Luther Davis who was overwhelmed by the trip.
"I enjoyed the visit completely and on a scale from one to ten I'd say it's probably a 15," he said. "The top thing from the visit was seeing how they prepared for the game and then watching the game and that defense swarm to the ball it was really impressive. Off the field, I liked the way the players interacted with one another it was like one big family. Finally and most important to me was the fact the coaches told me I could play as a freshman."
Certainly Davis was impressed by the 31-7 win over Miami.
"I really enjoyed taking in that game, it was great and the fans were crazy," he said. "I've been to a lot of games, but I've never been around fans like that and almost everybody in the stadium knew my name and the other recruits there. I was also impressed by the defensive line, they got after it."
The game wasn't the only part of the trip for the four-star prospect.
"I got to hang out with the players, take a tour of the campus and check out the academics," he stated. "I really looked into the criminal justice program since that's what I want to study and found out it is great there. I also spent time with my host, Eugene Sowell. He originally was from Louisiana and it was nice to be at home with someone from my area. He told me how the coaches take care of the players and work with you to make sure you're at the top of your game. It was nice to hear.
"I also spent a lot of time with my recruiter, coach Whitt. He was really great and talked to me a lot because I got to spend time with him the entire trip."
From here, Davis is claims there are a few other schools he is still looking at.
"I would say it's between Louisville and LSU right now," he said. "I like LSU because it's back home and it would be easier for my family to see me play, but I'll have to do what's best for me as a player. I am looking at taking an official to LSU for the Alabama game in a few weeks. I also plan to take my other officials to USC and Florida State. I may go to Miami too for the Virginia Tech game, but after seeing them yesterday. I am not sure I fit their defensive scheme."
As for a decision, the No. 15 defensive tackle in the country plans to hold off for a while.
"I'm going to do it at the U.S. Army All-American game," he said. "I've been working for that and I was speechless when I got the nomination letter. It's great to know that I can play at the next level and I am one of the top 80 players in the country."