LEWIS | Wakefield staying home to play for Cardinals
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Male High School wide receiver Keion Wakefield said it was a difficult decision to choose a destination to play college football, but felt Bobby Petrino’s Louisville offense will suit him best in 2016.
Wakefield chose U of L over Kentucky, Indiana and Purdue.
“All of them were in it til the end, especially UK and Purdue,” Wakefield said during his announcement outside the Male football field. “It was a hard decision. I had been going back and forth this whole week…but I just felt right with U of L.”
Wakefield caught 40 passes for more than 600 yards and 11 touchdowns his junior season. The 5’10 170 pound three-star recruit received the offer from Louisville in mid-June. The Cardinals were one of the last teams to make a scholarship offer to him.
“It’s a waiting game with them. You gotta know that. Louisville was the icing on the cake, honestly,” Wakefield said.
“To go along with his quickness and speed and great hands, he really knows now to run routes,” said his high school coach Chris Wolfe. “In the slot, he’s going to be a perfect fit (for U of L).”
Wakefield enters his senior season at Male as a contender for Kentucky’s Mr. Football. He says making the announcement now can help him concentrate on his final year in high school.
“It’s a big weight lifted off my shoulders. Now I can just focus on the season,” said Wakefield.
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