December 31, 2007

Maryland LB sets Louisville visit

Linebacker is a position of need for the Louisville football program, and they have located another solid target at that position. Eteyen Edet, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound inside linebacker from Friendly H.S. in Fort Washington, Maryland, has a scholarship offer from the Cards and will make a visit to UofL in January...

The two-star linebacker, whose name is pronouced e-tay-YEN ED-it, runs a 4.66 forty and has thrilled when he picked up the offer. "Louisville has been one of my dream schools since I started playing football," Edet told "I've been praying for that offer and telling my coach since the beginning of my senior year to get in touch with Louisville."

Edet and his high school coach weren't able to make contact with UofL because their former contact at the school had since moved on. However, they eventually reached a relative of Cardinal assistant coach Tony Alford, and Alford made contact and told Edet they need players at his position.

"I talk to Coach Alford all the time," Edet said. "It's real cool. He's a real cool guy. They really have your best interest in heart. I'm really looking forward to meeting him when I go up there for a visit."

Edet will visit Louisville the third weekend of January (the 18th), after a visit to UNC (Jan. 11) and before a trip to Pittsburgh (Jan. 25). He said he would also squeeze a trip to Michigan State in sometime during one of the weeks in January.

It's very likely that the biggest factor in Edet's decision could be his relationship with the coaches, which bodes well for Louisville.

"It's out of those four and Ohio University," he said. "I'm going to go see Ohio the first week of January. The reason I put them up there is because I like their coach who is recruiting me. I don't care how big the school is that's reecruiting me, but if I get along with the coach who is recruiting me, that means a lot to me."

Edet was the leader on his team's defensive unit this past season. "I had a pretty good year. I finished with over 100 tackles, five sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and two recoveries," he reported. "I improved on my quickness, speed and movement from sideline to sideline. My strength increased a lot, too. We have a saying that everybody gets blocked, but you don't stay blocked and that's what separates the playmakers. I was able to shed a lot of blocks this year."

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