- Trevor Reid 6-5, 298, Sr.
- Michael Gonzalez 6-4, 305, Soph
Trevor Reid was fantastic at Left Tackle last season as a reshuffling of the offensive line moved Reid and Adonis Boone to Guard. Reid is supremely athletic and long and helped keep Malik Cunningham more protected in 2021 than any of his previous seasons.
But not far behind him is Michael Gonzalez who played both left and right tackle a year ago as a true freshman. Gonzalez is a starter looking for a spot.
Who We Are Watching: Max Cabana signed with Louisville in the 2022 class and early enrolled in January. Cabana has good size and comes from a rare Louisville recruiting territory of Massachusetts. Cabana is originally Canadian and also speaks French.
- Caleb Chandler 6-4, 300, R-Sr.
- Luke Kandra 6-4, 314, Soph.
Caleb Chandler was 1st Team ALL-ACC in 2021 and returns to college football in 2022 as one of the best offensive guards in the country. Caleb has slimmed down a touch for his final ride before the NFL and we’ll see just how far up the draft boards he can climb this season.
Luke Kandra is chomping at the bit the get more snaps. Kandra always draws rave reviews from his coaches and teammates and his contribution to Louisville Football is inevitable….. but when!? We are probably close to seeing the Cincinnati Elder on the field on a regular basis for the Cards. He’ll be an impact player once that happens.
- Bryan Hudson 6-4, 310, R-Jr.
- Austin Collins 6-3, 283, Soph.
Bryan Hudson came in from Virginia Tech and was an immediate impact on the offensive line. Cole Bentley was a mainstay at Center for the Cards the past several years, but having a guy like Hudson already onboard makes this transition much easier than it typical would be in the middle.
Austin Collins gained 13 lbs year over year and Louisville fans may remember his epic performance in the 2020 Wake Forest game where he played Center for the first time in his life as the Cards had several ‘COVID-outs) that day.
Who We Are Watching: Sam Secrest is a Freshman Center who signed in the 2022 class out of Indianapolis.
- Adonis Boone 6-5, 295, Sr.
- Joshua Black 6-2, 294, R-Soph
Adonis Boone caught his stride at Guard last season as Trevor Reid took over at Left Tackle. It was a genius move by then-Offensive Line coach Jack Bicknell. Guard seemed much more natural to Adonis.
Joshua Black started the 2020 game versus Wake Forest as the Cards had a ton of “Covid-outs” and is clearly capable. Black has grown into his frame as a redshirt-Sophomore now. Can also play Center if necessary.
Who We Are Watching: Izaiah Reed signed with UofL for the 2022 class this December and held offers from Ole Miss, Boston College, and Colorado to name a few. Izaiah’s recruiting rankings varied wildly with On3 ranking him as high as the #156 player overall in the 2022 class.
- Renato Brown 6-4, 317, R-Soph.
- Michael Gonzalez 6-4, 305, Soph
Renato Brown just keeps performing for Louisville Football. He’s been in the regular rotation since 2020 and he’s started 21 of 24 games since that time. He’s consistent and he’s probably going to start making some NFL noise in the 2022 season.
Who We Are Watching: Makhete Gueye is a native of Senegal who just moved to the United States in 2019. He played at Venice HS in Bradenton, FL and at 6’7, 270 is a raw talent. What’s interesting about Makhete is how physical he is for a new football player. Very intriguing prospect.