Four-star Lexington (KY) Catholic quarterback Kyle Bolin has been a tremendous advocate for Charlie Strong's program since committing to Louisville last spring. This weekend, Bolin will have a chance during his official visit to convince top uncommitted targets Lamar Robbins, Keith Kelsey, Jermaine Grace and Shane Tucker to join him at Louisville next season.
"I think it's a good opportunity for the guys [already] committed to get together and get a bond started because we're going to be family members for the rest of our lives," Bolin said. "This weekend is the starting point to all of that. And then to get an opportunity to show the other recruits around and get them interested in coming here is a great opportunity for this program. It's up to us to show them a good time and make sure what they see is what they'll get at Louisville and hopefully they'll [decide] to join us. I love it every time I come up here and I'm sure they will to."
Robbins, a four-star DB from Miami, Kelsey, a 3-star LB from Gainesville, Fla., Grace, a 3-star LB from Hollywood, Fla., and Tucker, a 3-star RB from Memphis, are the uncommitted recruits Bolin and fellow Louisville commits Keith Towbridge, Terrence Ross and Skylar Lacy will try to convince to join them at UofL next season.
"They're considering a couple other schools, but we want the same thing -- to go to a place that feels like home, a place that can help us better our future in the classroom and football field," Bolin said. "We'll be able to relate to them, hang out and talk to them on a real basis and get to know them personally and not just feed them these recruiting lines they've been hearing all over the place."
Bolin, Lacy, Towbridge and Ross all committed to Louisville before the Cardinals were invited to join the ACC; before Charlie Strong spurned an offer from Tennessee; and before Louisville's big win over the Florida Gators in the Sugar Bowl.
"I feel like I couldn't be in a better position," said Bolin. "When I sat down and talked to my parents and prayed about it I got the feeling Louisville was the best fit for me. I think God was looking out for me because he knew what was going to happen. I couldn't be happier. I honestly think I'm luckiest player in the country with the opportunity that's in my future."
Bolin missed most of his senior season after tearing his ACL. Bolin had corrective surgery last fall and is making a strong and fast recovery.
"It's great, I couldn't be better," Bolin said. "I've been running, dropping and passing, doing everything besides pivoting. I'm going to take a little bit more time on that just to make sure that everything is healed and we have no set backs. The doctor's extremely pleased with my progress and bragged about me to the other doctors that this is what happen when a kid follows his rehabilitation instructions and does what you're told -- this is the kind of knee you get. So I was really happy to hear that."