How to watch: Louisville Football’s Spring Game, major visits, more

Louisville’s Jake Plummer gets the ball to Jawhar Jordan at the final open practice before the spring game.April 14, 2023Uoffootballpractice 02
Louisville’s Jake Plummer gets the ball to Jawhar Jordan at the final open practice before the spring game.April 14, 2023Uoffootballpractice 02 /

Tonight will be the first look at the new-look Louisville football team. Recently hired Jeff Brohm has done a phenomenal job injecting excitement into this fanbase and filling out the roster with talent in the short time he’s been at the helm of the program.

He convinced four-star quarterback and the prize of the Class of 2023, Pierce Clarkson, to stay committed to the University of Louisville and he also prayed Jackson State transfer Kevin Coleman away from the clutches of former Louisville Bat Deion Sanders.

Those are only two of the new additions that fans will be able to see on the field tonight, and it appears as if he is not done adding to this roster. A few areas of need are tight end, linebacker, and offensive line.

But, that will be a focus for another day as tonight is the Spring Game for the Louisville football team. Here is how to watch it:

  • WhereLouisville, Kentucky
  • Stadium: L&N Federal Credit Union Stadium
  • When:7:00 PM EST
  • Network: ACCNX

The ACC Network Extra (ACCNX) is available for viewers who have a pay-for-tv subscription and can also be found in the ESPN app. Unfortunately, it is not free to watch but can be accessed via a free trial with Hulu + Live TV, Sling, or YouTube TV. If you have access to the ACC Network already, then you have access to ACC Network Extra (ACCNX).

Of course, you can also view the game live in the stadium. And if you do, then you might see some high-level recruits roaming around. Most notably, KJ Bolden, who is a consensus five-star recruit and the No. 1 safety in the nation for the Class of 2024.

The importance of TJ Capers being on campus this weekend while KJ Bolden is in town.

Borderline five-star edge rusher TJ Capers will be in town as well for the Spring Game tonight, confirmed by Cardinal Authority’s Michael McCammon.

This is significant because, as of right now, TJ Capers is the highest-rated defensive player ever to commit to the Cardinals, according to 247Sports. Heading into his senior year of high school this coming fall, he still decided to commit to Louisville even before his last high school season.

TJ Capers is the No. 4 overall edge rusher in the nation for the Class of 2024, and KJ Bolden is the No. 1 overall safety in the nation for the Class of 2024. So, the high-level talent is there for both recruits, and with the University of Louisville not being a typical “blue-blood” football program, it is extremely important that TJ Capers is there while KJ Bolden is there.

Not only because the two can converse, leaving the door open for Capers to show Bolden why he chose the Cardinals over nearly every program in the nation, but also because if Bolden goes against the grain and does like what he sees at Louisville, then the two would instantly create a formidable defense based on their talents alone.

The value in having three former St. John Bosco players on the roster as Marcelles Williams will be in town this weekend.

Another mammoth of a defensive talent who will be on campus this weekend is five-star defensive back Marcelles Williams, the No. 9 overall cornerback in the nation for the Class of 2024. Williams has several connections to Louisville as his former teammates Pierce Clarkson, Aaron Williams, and Jahlil McClain have all chosen to call Louisville their home.

So, in his case, he can see what his former teammates saw in Jeff Brohm and the Cardinals and also has the potential to also go against the grain and choose the Cardinals over typical blue-blood football programs.

Both Marcelles Williams and KJ Bolden are from California, which has become a serious pipeline for the University of Louisville, along with South Florida. Seven of the incoming freshmen in the Class of 2023 are either from California or South Florida, so clearly Louisville has something to offer recruits of both backgrounds.

It will be fun to see them in town this weekend and speaks volumes to what Jeff Brohm is building here if players of that caliber want to take time out of their busy recruiting schedules to see what he has going on in Louisville, Kentucky.

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