Folmar ready to make impact for Louisville
Published 5:41 am Monday, July 17, 2006
By By BRUCE HIXON – Sports Editor
Marcus Folmar has had a lot of time to watch the last two seasons. Now he is ready to show what he has learned.
Although the 2004 W.S. Neal High School graduate was signed by the University of Louisville Cardinals primarily for his wide receiver skills, he has since been switched to a cornerback spot on defense.
Folmar saw action in four games last season. He recorded one tackle in games against Oregon State, South Florida and North Carolina.
While Folmar's height has not changed since his days at W.S Neal, he has tacked on about 15 pounds to his frame.
three hours four days a week. Then we have evening workouts on the field that last about another hour and a half. It's a lot like the two-a-days I went through in high school,” Folmar said.
Louisville tends to use a three to four-player rotation in its cornerback spots. Folmar is one of six cornerbacks the Cardinals return from last season.
Folmar said his redshirt season of 2004 was a beneficial one.
Folmar watched a transition in the Cardinals program last year when Louisville switched membership from Conference USA to the Big East. Louisville went 6-1 in Big East play, one game behind West Virginia, and 9-3 overall. One of those setbacks was a 35-24 loss to Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl played at Jacksonville (Fla.).
In addition to last year's clash against West Virginia and the Gator Bowl game against Virginia Tech, Folmar has seen Louisville play some other huge games.
Folmar is a business management major at Louisville.