For Central running back Anthony "Ace" Wales, it was a matter of when, not if, as far as receiving a scholarship offer from Louisville is concerned. The when happened yesterday afternoon, just hours before he lit the Manual defense up to the tune of 166 yards and three touchdowns.
According to Wales, U of L is the first school to officially offer him a scholarship.
"Coach (Ty Scroggins) has been telling me that they were going to offer," Wales said. "But now Louisville has shown me that they're going to offer. That's really going to be in my mind now."
Expect Kentucky, Illinois and a number of other schools to follow suit. The battle to land the Mr. Football candidate should be one of the more intriguing local recruiting wars to follow over the next few months.