Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Darius West, a four star cornerback from Lima Central Catholic High School in Lima, OH., verbally committed to Kentucky on Monday night, West had a scholarship offer from Louisville and had the Cards in his top four. West was reportedly down to Kentucky, Louisville, Wisconsin and Michigan State and planned to announce his decision on May, 30, but decided he needed a little bit more time after picking up more offers. The four-star defensive back took an unofficial visit to Louisville on April 13 and spoke very highly of Charlie Strong and his staff. West was quoted as saying that Strong turning down Tennessee to stay at Louisville made a big impression on him. Louisville’s 2014 class is going to be just fine and may in fact be the best in school history when it’s all said and done. That said, West is a big time talent and would have been a huge addition for the Cards. Mark Stoops landed a good one. One thing I’d try to keep in mind when you see a recruit choose other schools over Lou...
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