December 3, 2007
Price closing in on a decision
Jeremiah Price, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end from Jones County Junior College, took an official visit to Louisville this weekend. Cardinalsports.com caught up with the talented prospect to find out which school he'll visit next and where the Cards stand in his recruitment.
Price, who played his high school at Collins H.S. in Mississippi, visited UofL this weekend with Jones County teammate Justin Matthews, who ended up making a verbal commitment to the Cardinals. "I had a lot of fun," said Price, who was hosted by current Louisville athlete Doug Beaumont. "I enjoyed chilling with the players and talking with the coaches and learning everything I could about the school and the environment."
With the loss of several defensive lineman to injury, including sophomore defensive end Peanut Whitehead, whose career was cut short by a spinal injury, defensive ends are a priority right now for Steve Kragthorpe and his staff. "They want me to com up there really bad," Price commented. "They said I could come in there and play right away - that would be up to me. They see me as the end that will come off and cause a lot of commotion and get a lot of sacks."
Price, who is expected to be named a Junior College All-American in the next couple of days, said he spent a lot time speaking with defensive line coach Mark Nelson as well as Kragthorpe and secondaries coach Mike Mallory.
The prospect said he has narrowed his list down to "two or three," and a decision will be made so he can sign his letter of intent on December 19 and join the program he chooses in January.
"I'm going to visit oklahoma state this weekend, and then I might set one up with USF," he said, adding that the Bulls offered him on Monday. "I don't know if I'm going to go to that one or not. I might just stick with the first two."
After a stellar season that saw him record 12 sacks, more than 70 tackles, seven forced fumbles, and 13 tackles for loss, Price picked up offers from Southern Miss, UAB, West Virginia, Louisville, Oklahoma State and USF.
i had 12 sacks, 70-something tackels, 7 FF, 12 or 13 TFL
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