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Louisville standing out to Ohio tackle

Pickerington (Ohio) North offensive tackle Chris Huhn does not have any favorites, but one team is making a strong impression.

Of Huhn’s 10 offers, Louisville is the lone BCS program, but that isn’t what has the 6-foot-5, 285-pound junior excited about the Cardinals. Huhn and his father went for a visit during spring practice and had a great trip.

“The facilities were amazing and their football building is really nice,” Huhn said. “The room is huge and it’s pretty cool. … We sat in on meetings and talked to the offensive line coach [Dave Borbely] and head coach Charlie Strong in their office.”

Speaking generally, Huhn said Louisville is in his top three. It’s not a top three with two other teams to round it out, but he said the Cardinals are “pretty high on my board.”

Louisville already has two commitments at tackle in its 2013 class, but the Cardinals told Huhn it has room for him.

“They want me to be the third (tackle commit) because I’m versatile enough to play guard and tackle and they like my size and arm length,” Huhn said.

Marshall, Ohio and Western Kentucky – which have all offered – are also standing out to Huhn, who said it is the offensive line coach at each school that has him liking each program.

Huhn’s future coaches will be the biggest factor in his recruitment.

“Coaching staff is definitely No. 1 for sure,” he said. “I feel if you don’t like your coaches there’s no point in being there because you’re going to be miserable the next four or five years.”

Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Nebraska are a just handful of programs to stop by Pickerington North recently. Huhn said Iowa wants to see his senior film before offering because Huhn played in only four games as a sophomore after tearing cartilage in his knee.

Huhn is not planning to attend any team camps but will continue to make visits after he cuts down his list. He plans to have a top group in the next couple of weeks and a commitment by early August at the latest.