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Top linebacker in the country enjoyed Louisville

Photo: Rivals.com

Photo: Rivals.com

Lyndell Wilson is considered to be the top outside linebacker in the country according to ESPN and 247 Sports. Rivals has him as the third best. Scout has him has the top inside linebacker in the country. Either way you look at it, Wilson is one of the top recruits in the nation, and he was on UofL’s campus this weekend with some teammates from Carver High School in Montgomery, Alabama. I think it is safe to say that Wilson enjoyed his time at UofL…

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Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 7/25/15

93.9 The Ville

On today’s edition of the Cardinal Sports Zone, Steve and I talk a LOT of football. We talk about some of the recent commits, how important it is to keep local kids here, and ticket sales for the Auburn game. Click below to listen!

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Top linebacker in the country visiting Louisville this weekend

Photo: al.com

Photo: al.com

Louisville football has a lot of positive momentum on the recruiting trail these days, and we will see if they can cash in this weekend. Lyndell Wilson, the top linebacker in the country, will be visiting the Cards with a couple of his teammates. Wilson is an outside linebacker from Montgomery, Alabama (Carver High School).

Louisville tight end Charles Standberry also attended Carver High School, and that is who Wilson references in this tweet. How much can Standberry help?

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Football Recruiting: Tabarius Peterson commits to Louisville

Photo: 247 Sports

Photo: 247 Sports

The commit train has pulled out of the station and has a full head of steam! Louisville just got another commitment for the class of 2016, their second of the day. Earlier this afternoon, it was Male High School standout Keion Wakefield. This time, it is Tabarius Peterson, a 3-star outside linebacker/defensive end from Tucker, Georgia.

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Football Recruiting: Keion Wakefield commits to Louisville

Photo: Rivals.com

Photo: Rivals.com

Male High School wide receiver Keion Wakefield has just committed to the University of Louisville. He chose the Cards over Kentucky, Indiana, and Purdue. Wakefield is a 3-star player on all four major recruiting sites. He is listed around 5’11 and 175 lbs.

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Defensive End chooses Louisville over Auburn

Photo: Rivals.com

Photo: Rivals.com

The Louisville Cardinals picked up another commitment for the class of 2016 last night, and won a significant recruiting battle in the process. Michael Boykin, a 3-star defensive end from Carrollton, Georgia, committed to Louisville over Auburn. It was the third commitment since Thursday for the Cards, with the other two being Jawon Pass and T.J. Brunson.

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QB Tylin Oden decommits from Louisville

247sports.com

247sports.com

This isn’t a huge surprise, but 2016 QB Tylin Oden has decommitted from Louisville, according to 247 Sports. Oden did just give a couple of interviews where he said he was still a solid commit to Louisville and was looking forward to the competition, but you really can’t blame him for looking elsewhere. UofL will have six other quarterbacks on the roster in 2016 that will be competing for playing time.

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List of football commits, their ratings, and class rankings

Photo: CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: CardinalSportsZone.com

This is a page that you can view anytime by clicking the “Football Recruiting” tab, but I wanted to bring it to the front page to give people an update since we have had a couple of commits lately.

The Cards have 14 commits for the 2016 class right now. I have listed their star ratings from Rivals, 247 Sports, ESPN, and Scout. At the bottom of the page, you can view the class rankings from each of the four major recruiting sites.

Commits (13)

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Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 7/18/15

93.9 The Ville

Today on the show, Steve and I obviously talked a lot about Jawon Pass. Woody Womack from Rivals.com joined us in the second segment to talk more about Pass and if Auburn or Alabama really did want him. We then got random and talked Harvey Updyke, Toomer’s Corner, Maverick Rowan, and more. Click below to listen!

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South Carolina linebacker commits to Louisville

Photo: Rivals.com

Photo: Rivals.com

Jawon Pass committed to Louisville on Thursday, and that may have started a trend that will roll on through this weekend. On Friday, it was linebacker T.J. Brunson, a 3-star player from Columbia, South Carolina. Brunson is in town for Louisville’s Friday Night Lights football camp, along with plenty of other prospects that the Cards are looking at.

Brunson plays inside linebacker and is listed at 6’0 and 220 lbs. He also had offers from South Carolina and NC State, among other smaller schools in the area.

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Jawon “Passes” on Alabama and Auburn; Picks Louisville

Photo: bleacherreport.com

Photo: bleacherreport.com

Full disclosure: that title was sort of Steve’s idea…

Big-time quarterback recruit Jawon Pass has made his decision, and that is to commit to the Louisville Cardinals. In the end, he chose Louisville over Auburn and a strong, late push from Alabama. I repeat: Louisville beat out Auburn and Alabama for a football recruit from Columbus, Georgia. Weird, huh?

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My prediction on where Jawon Pass will decide today

Photo: Justin King/AL.com

Photo: Justin King/AL.com

Jawon Pass will make his decision today at 4:00 p.m. ET on where he will play his college football. He will be choosing between Louisville, Auburn, and Alabama. Normally when you see a list like that, you are just happy that Louisville is mentioned with the big boys of college football. But this time, the Cards have a legit chance to go down and get a recruit right from their territory.

I have said for a while that Jawon Pass is a name that I would get tired of hearing when it came to his recruitment. Now that it is the day he will announce, I can’t get enough of it. And most of that “me being tired of it” was due to the fact that it seemed like every time there was a new “top 5″ or “these two schools are in the lead” with him, the list was different. But it was mainly reporters that were putting these lists out that were constantly changing, not necessarily Jawon himself. So I wasn’t tired of Jawon Pass. I was just tired of hearing about the recruitment.

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Latest on Jawon Pass’ recruitment from his mother: Wednesday night

Photo: Wesley Sinor/AL.com

Photo: Wesley Sinor/AL.com

Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal spoke with Jawon Pass’ mother, Kershena Thomas, on Wednesday evening and got some last minute insight into the recruitment of Jawon. The quarterback will announce his decision on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. ET. He will be choosing between Louisville, Auburn, and Alabama.

Here are a few of the question and answers with Steve Jones and Kershena Thomas…

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Mother of Jawon Pass gives insight into his recruitment

Photo: 247 Sports

Photo: 247 Sports

If you follow football recruiting, then by now you know who Jawon Pass is. And you know that he is down to three schools: Louisville, Auburn, and Alabama. Pass is set to announce his decision on July 16.

Steve Jones of the Courier Journal posted a very insightful article on Friday afternoon about Pass and his recruitment. He has quotes from one very important person: Jawon’s mother.

Kershena Thomas seems to think that Louisville could have an advantage already on campus, and that is Jawon’s brother Khane, who is a freshman safety on the football team.

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Jawon Pass names his “final” three schools

Photo: Wesley Sinor/AL.com

Photo: Wesley Sinor/AL.com

Take this post with a grain of salt. Jawon Pass, a big-time quarterback recruit and a name that Louisville fans probably know by now, said over the weekend that he has a final three.

From scout.com:

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Jawon Pass Announces Top 5

Photo: ajc.com

Photo: ajc.com

One of the top quarterbacks in the country for the class of 2016 is Jawon Pass. He just announced his top 5 and it is Louisville, Auburn, Alabama, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech.

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Louisville QB Commit Opens up his Recruitment

Photo: Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Photo: Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Keaton Torre is a quarterback in the class of 2016 and has been committed to the University of Louisville since October 4, 2014. He announced on twitter today that he has decided to open his recruitment back up.

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Auburn Certainly Tried to Flip G.G. Robinson’s Commitment

Photo: Twitter.com

Photo: Twitter.com

If anyone has been tired of all of the back and forth with G.G. Robinson and his recruitment, it has been me. It got to the point where I was just ready for him to sign with Florida or Auburn. I didn’t even have a post ready for him yesterday to say that he had signed; I just didn’t think it would happen.

But now that he is officially a Louisville Cardinal, none of that matters now and we (or I) can move on. He is one of us now. In this article on GwinnettPrepSports.com, it is pretty clear that the Auburn Tigers did just about everything they could to get Robinson to flip his commitment and play his football on the Plains.

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247 Sports’ JC Shurburtt Breaks Down Louisville’s Recruiting Class

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The ACC Digital Network had JC Shurburtt on to talk about Louisville’s recruiting class. Shurburtt is the National Recruiting Director for 247 Sports.

In the video, he says that he “definitely sees a replacement” for Lorenzo Mauldin, talks about who can possibly replace DeVante Parker, and talks about Traveon Samuel.

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2015 National Signing Day: List of Signees

Photo: CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: CardinalSportsZone.com

The Louisville Cardinals have signed 25 players in the 2015 class. That includes 8 that were already signed before National Signing Day. The full list is below, along with their star ratings from each of the four major recruiting sites.

Total players signed: 25

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