Louisville Recruit Watch: DE Finesse Middleton to Decide Between Louisville and Ole Miss Sunday Night
Finesse Middleton, a 5'11" 250 lbs. defensive end from Gadsden, Alabama, has been committed to Ole Miss for more than four months-but now it appears he may switch to the Louisville Cardinals.
Middleton took an official visit to Louisville this weekend and will decide between Ole Miss and Louisville Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Middleton is considered the 68th-best strong-side defensive end and the 50th-best player from the state of Alabama in the 2013 class by 247Sports.com.
ESPN.com says of the 3-star prospect:
Gadsden high school has produced some good defensive talent in the past few years and in Middleton they have another prospect with some good ability. A defensive line prospect likely best suited for defensive tackle, he is a productive but undersized player.
Middleton had 63 tackles, 29 for losses and 11 sacks for Gadsden City this season. He had 45 tackles and 10 sacks his junior season as a defensive tackle.
Louisville has nine commits for the 2013 class. The coaching staff has made the defensive line their top priority for the class.
Cardinal fans should expect a lot of success in recruiting due their recent success on the field and the news of Louisville moving to the ACC in 2014.
Fans are also hoping a commitment would prove that Charlie Strong will remain the head football coach. There has been several rumors over the last two weeks that Strong may take one of the many SEC open coaching positions.
Middleton has a very close relationship with Coach Strong and defensive line coach Clint Hurtt, one of his main questions would be are the coaches planning on staying at Louisville.
Louisville could find out if they are getting another commit and if they are keeping their coach by the end of Sunday night.