Jeff Brohm continues to pour in offers for the 2024 class and is showing no signs of slowing down. His staff has continued to make their rounds around high schools in Kentucky with new offensive line coach Richard Owens popping into Bullitt East High School to check on prospects, while running backs coach Chris Barclay went to Spencer County High School to check on prospects.
Louisville hosted a massive recruiting weekend last weekend and has already secured its first commitment as a result of the weekend from Eastern High School’s Quintez Thomas, who signed as a preferred walk-on. Several other offers emerged following the weekend both to those who were on-campus and who were not.
A couple of recruits that were not in town were five-star cornerback Bryce West out of Cleveland, Ohio and defensive lineman Kamarion Franklin out of Lake Cormorant, Mississippi. With the massive announcement of TJ Capers committing to the Louisville Cardinals on national television during the All-American bowl, it could start a trend of more five-stars coming to Louisville for their collegiate careers.
Before Capers, Louisville had a commitment from the number one running back in the nation Rueben Owens, but he flipped his commitment to Texas A&M after the coaching staff change. The only other five-star recruit in Louisville history, in the modern recruiting era, is running back Michael Bush. And TJ Capers is ranked with a higher composite score right now, which makes him the highest rated recruit in Louisville Cardinals history.
In Bryce West’s case, he is the number one overall prospect in the state of Ohio and the fourth overall cornerback in the Class of 2024. Being an Ohio native, there will be a strong pull to The Ohio State University and subsequently Michigan due to their historic rivalry, comparable to the Louisville-Kentucky level of hatred.
The 5-foot-11 defensive weapon has also received offers from bluebloods Alabama and Georgia as well as powerhouses Oregon, Tennessee, and Notre Dame. For a guy with his talent, he is being heavily recruited by every major program in the country and will continue to be for the remainder of the year.
Joining him in the national spotlight is fellow five-star Kamarion Franklin who is the number one overall prospect in the state of Mississippi and the number five overall defensive lineman in the nation. Much like West, he is being pursued on a national level by the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, and newly-fonded Colorado.
The 6-foot-5 “people mover” will also be pursued until the day he puts ink to paper. But in both of these cases, Louisville is gaining momentum in the footrace to top-tier prospects with two five-star commitments in back-to-back classes and it is now recognized on a national level with the signings of TJ Capers and Jamari Johnson on national television.
What an exciting time for Louisville football and Jeff Brohm is only getting started.