Jeffrey Doss, a speedy WR/CB from Nashville (TN) Pearl Cohn, made an unofficial visit to Louisville over the weekend to watch the Cardinals thrilling comeback win over South Florida with two of his high school teammates.
Jeffrey Doss says Louisville is one of the top schools on his list
"The visit was nice, I liked it," Doss said. "I talked to the running back coach [Kenny Carter] a few times. I liked the atmosphere, the offense and Teddy Bridgewater. I liked Louisville. That was the first time I've been to a game and I like it up there. I just liked the coaches attitude. I liked the team energy and chemistry. It's a good place to be. And the facilities are nice."
Doss, a 5-9, 170-pound athlete with blazing 4.46 forty speed, likes Charlie Strong's program.
"I felt real comfortable with the coaches. They care about football, but then again they care about academics," Doss said. "They try to get me prepared on the field and for life amdreally stressed how important academics are. They told me they don't care about how big I am because they know I can perform. That's a good factor because I like to be close to my coaches and that chemistry is important."
Doss said Louisville is mostly recruiting him to play cornerback.
"The coach that is recruiting me sees me as a corner, but the other coach is saying slot receiver," said Doss. "I don't really have a preference. I just want to play. I play receiver and free safety in high school. I have 42 tackles and a pick as a defensive back. We don't pass much, but I have 16 receptions."
Besides Louisville, Doss has visited Vanderbilt and Tennessee this season. He plans to attend Mississippi State's game against Arkansas later this season.
"It's early but I like Louisville and Vanderbilt," said Doss. "Louisville is coming on, but everybody is kind of even. I have no offers but I feel like some will come in pretty soon. I think Western Kentucky and Vanderbilt might offer, but I think Western Kentucky might offer first."
What does Doss think about the Hilltoppers?
Carlos Johnson enjoyed his visit last weekend
"I like Western Kentucky," Doss said. "It's close to home. I have no preference for the conference I play in. I've just got to get a good feel for the coaches. I've got to get out there and visit more."
Doss visited Louisville with two of his teammates, Carlos Johnson, a promising offensive lineman, and Eric Knight, a 6-1, 190 athlete. Both prospects are juniors.
Carlos Johnson, an offensive lineman and teammate of Jeff Doss at Pearl Cohn, also made the trip to Louisville last weekend.
"It was pretty good, I had a great time up there," Johnson said. "The coaches [stood out] and it was the fans, too. I didn't get a chance to talk to Coach Strong but I talked to Kenny Carter. My conversation was pretty much coming up for camp next summer and visit the campus. I'm planning to attend it."
Johnson, a 6-3, 298-pound prospect, watched Louisville's offensive line play closely against USF.
"They're pretty similar to our offense so I think I'd fit in pretty good," Johnson said. "My strength is pretty much my pass blocking. I'll probably spend a lot of time in the weight room [this summer] working out with my coaches."
Johnson, who currently holds no scholarship offers, has been hearing from Tennessee and Louisville. He's made visits to Western Kentucky and Tennessee Tech this season, and will visit Tennessee next month.
"I've mainly just been talking to UT," Johnson said.