Stephney visits Louisville

Published 12:06 pm Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Bell County senior quarterback London Stephney visited the University of Louisville for their 2019 season-opening game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Monday. Stephney has garnered the attention of multiple schools throughout the country, including Louisville.

In 2018, Stephney led the Bobcats to the most prolific offense in the state of Kentucky as they averaged 45.4 points-per-game. Stepheny was also ranked 26th in rushing in the state while splitting yardage with Colby Frazier, who was ranked as the ninth best.

“It was an insane visit honestly,” said Stephney. “I loved everything about it and their team is going to be a force to be reckoned with this year. Everything they do up there is about family and about being one with each other. I love that because you have to find a home when you go to college.”

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Stephney enjoyed the environment of “The Ville,” and says that Louisville’s wide receivers’ coach stays in constant contact. “I love UofL, and I have a pretty good relationship with their receivers’ coach. He texts me every day and checks up, whether it’s sending a ‘good morning’ text or just checking in seeing how I’m doing.”

Stephney noticed all of the new renovations to the locker rooms and enjoys the atmosphere around the campus. “They just got a new locker room and stuff. It was so nice to be up there. This was my second time on campus, and it just keeps getting better and better.”

Stephney is excited to make his next trip to Louisville. “I know when I go back in about a month or so, it’s gonna keep getting even better. I love the program a lot and their fans love the program. They make you feel welcomed before you even make the decision on where you’re going. They show you they want you there, and it’s not all talk. They speak and go through with what they say, and it would be huge to be able to stay in-state and play.”

With his senior season remaining for Bell County, Stephney feels like he is getting closer to a dream that he has worked very hard for. “I’ve worked my whole life to be a big time division-I player. I’m never going to stop working toward that goal, but the vision is getting brighter and the view is getting clearer.”