June 12, 2006

Introducing James Shepherd

Earlier this spring, high school coaches in southern Kentucky recommended Rivals.com check out Christian County near Hopkinsville (Ky.) to talk with a huge offensive lineman in the 2007 class. James Shepherd, a 6-foot-6, 314-pound offensive tackle prospect already has an offer from a Big Ten power and could be on the verge of several more offers coming soon.

While Shepherd is a new name for Cardinal fans who follow recruiting closely, the Louisville coaching staff has been tracking his progress for months. Coach

Shepherd, who has offers from Purdue and Western Kentucky, is also waiting on offers from Nebraska and Northwestern in addition to Louisville.

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