Draper reflects on Louisville visit

Three-star cornerback Sean Draper (Cleveland/Glenville) made his third official visit of the recruiting process last weekend, and he learned that there are a lot of similarities between Louisville and his high school.

“They sat me down and explained the future, trying to put a vision in my head of me being there,” Draper said. “They explained their vision and related it to me and others as similar to the vision of coach [Ted] Ginn at the Ginn Academy of Glenville and stuff. They want young men to succeed.”

Draper spent much of his time in Louisville with assistant coach Larry Slade. The two looked at the Cardinals’ depth chart, and Slade relayed to Draper that the Cardinals need some help in the secondary.

“They spent a lot of time doing that,” Draper said. “He showed me the people returning and my competition. They don’t really have many returning starters. They have a couple guys and basically their DB depth is real low.”

Jordon Paschal hosted Draper for the weekend, and he was able to give Draper two different perspectives on the coaching staff.

“He stressed how the coaches actually care and how he got recruited by the old staff,” Draper said. “He said he started thinking about going somewhere else, but then coach [Charlie] Strong talked to him. They didn’t prove him wrong.”

Pittsburgh recently offered Draper, and the Panthers are an option for one of Draper’s final two visits. Draper will decide between Pitt, Illinois, Indiana and Kansas for his last two visits before making a final decision on signing day. He's already visited Hawaii and Iowa, which both made in-home visits on Monday.