Louisville loses director of high school relations Stephen Field

The Louisville Cardinals will reportedly lose a key member of their recruiting department. Louisville director of high school relations Stephen Field is leaving to become the director of recruiting at the University of Oregon according to 247Sports.

Field only worked one season as the Cardinals’ director of high school relations, but the program valued his knowledge and football experience in the state of Florida, where Louisville has landed a lot of its top recruits recently.

Field served as the tight ends and recruiting coordinator at Florida A&M in 2016 and was a recognized high school coach in Florida prior to that. As head coach and offensive coordinator of North Marion Senior High School, he led his program to 40.5 points per game in 2015. That season, he won the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year Award.

Although the success of Lamar Jackson, who is a Florida native, is a big reason why Louisville has successfully recruited in Florida recently, Field’s experience obviously helped too. Thirteen of Louisville’s 24 recruits, including five of the top eight prospects, in the 2018 class were from Florida.

It will be interesting to see what type of recruiting in Florida the Cardinals will be able to do moving forward without Field or Jackson no longer involved in the program.

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