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Jonathan Greenard talks to CSZ about his commitment to the Cards

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Jonathan Greenard, an outside linebacker from Hiram, Georgia, committed to Bobby Petrino and the Cards about a week ago. The 3-star player (according to 247 Sports and Rivals) talked to CSZ about what he liked at Louisville, what he plans to major in, and more.

Greenard visited both Kentucky and Louisville last weekend for their football camps. Kentucky was thought to be the favorite, but after visiting Louisville, the Cards got the commit. So what was the main reason that Greenard picked Louisville over Kentucky? “Better coaching and a rich tradition of winning,” he said. Well that pretty much answers the question doesn’t it?

The Georgia native talked about the things he liked about Louisville. He said “the environment and the coaches. They had my major too and I just saw myself being there for the next four years.” Speaking of education, he plans to major in Physical Education with a teacher certification.

Greenard has played both linebacker and defensive end, but he says that Louisville recruited him as an outside linebacker for Todd Grantham’s 3-4 defense. So how does he think he will fit in to that scheme? “I’ve never played in it. But at the camp, Coach Grantham put me in drills, like the pass rush and to drop back into coverage.” Speaking of Grantham, Greenard told us what he liked about him. “His coaching style,” he said. “And he’s coached in the NFL so it’s always great to have the opportunity to be coached by someone of his caliber.”

He hasn’t made an official visit yet. He plans to for a game this fall, but isn’t sure which one yet. As far as how committed he is to the Cards, Greenard simply said “100%.”

About Justin Renck

I am 28 years old, born and raised in Louisville. Graduated from UofL in 2008. Go Cards! Follow me on twitter @JustinRenck

Posted on June 14, 2014, in Football, Louisville Athletics and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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