Louisville pulls scholarship offer for Dutch Fork's Matt Colburn

Published: Feb. 3, 2015 at 11:04 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 10, 2015 at 11:04 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - One of the state's top high school football players received an unpleasant surprise less than 48 hours before signing day.

Dutch Fork running back Matt Colburn was all set to sign with Louisville on Wednesday.

He committed to the Cardinals eight months ago and closed down his recruiting.

On Monday, a Louisville assistant called Dutch Fork Head Coach Tom Knotts and told him the cardinals wouldn't have a scholarship for Colburn this year but they wanted to grey shirt him and have him sign next January.

Colburn tells WIS that wasn't a suitable option for him because he's ready to start his college career as soon as possible.

Two days before signing day, Colburn who was named South Carolina's Mr. Football for 2013 was scrambling looking for college.

Colburn has had a dozen scholarship offers from Wake Forest, Navy, Army, Marshall and Furman.

Colburn said he hopes to make a decision within a week.

Coach Knotts as expected is upset with Louisville Head Coach Bobby Petrino.

Knotts said Petrino and his assistants are not welcome at Dutch Fork.

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