Louisville Football is a week out from the early signing day. The Cards are set to sign 22 recruits in the 2021 class, a class full of talent offensively and defensively. CSZ is going to be bringing you position breakdowns each day leading up to signing day.
Today, we bring you the wide receivers that are a part of FlyVille21.
- Rating: 3 Star
- Position: WR
- Height: 5’10
- Weight: 163 lbs
- High School: Dillon
- Hometown: Dillon, SC
- National Rank: 596th
- Position Rank: 95th
- Considered: USC, Minnesota, Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, NC State, Pittsburgh, and TCU, among others
- Twitter: @ahmari_huggins
- CSZ Commitment Story: Louisville Stays Hot On The Trail With Commitment Of 2021 WR Ahmari Huggins-Bruce
Shawn’s Breakdown: Ahmari Huggins Bruce is a speedster WR that can line up in the slot or out wide. His acceleration, lateral quickness, and straight-line speed all combine to make him a threat to score from anywhere on the field. Ahmari can make defenders miss with a series of cuts and jukes or he can lower the shoulder and put a hurting on a defender. His routes are crisp and clean while his hands are sure and true. His hand-eye coordination is excellent, allowing him to track the ball in flight and make great over-the-shoulder catches. Ahmari isn’t afraid to go over the middle to make contested catches and his speed makes him a threat to get behind defenses.
Louisville Comparison: A lot of people would probably point to Tutu Atwell when looking for a Louisville player as a comp. However, with his size and strength, I think a more apt comparison for Ahmari is Deion Branch, the former Super Bowl MVP. Deion had a lot of speed and lateral quickness. While he possessed those traits, he was also a powerful runner once he caught the ball. Deion’s quickness and speed combined with excellent route running made him a true playmaking wide out. When you watch Ahmari’s highlights, he appears to be physically similar to Deion and, with his unique combination of speed, quickness, and power, you can’t help but think of Deion Branch.
- Rating: 3 Star
- Position: WR
- Height: 6’3
- Weight: 205 lbs
- High School: Trinity Catholic
- Hometown: St. Louis, MO
- National Rank: 617th
- Position Rank: 99th
- Considered: Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Penn State, Tennessee
- Twitter: @Ys_Meechie2x
- Commitment Story: Louisville Football Lands Big Time 2021 MO WR Demetrius Cannon
Dalton’s Breakdown: Cannon’s length and athleticism make him an intimidating matchup for opposing cornerbacks. He does a tremendous job of high-pointing the ball and is elite in jump-ball situations in the redzone. Cannon has shown the ability to create something out of nothing, as well as extending plays after the catch.
Louisville Comparison: Seth Dawkins. Neither he nor Cannon possess extreme speed, but make up for it with size and athleticism. Both are underrated as route runners and are able to slip past defenses if the secondary is not careful. I could definitely see Cannon being utilized, more than Dawkins was, near the goaline; however, their strengths are nearly identical and it would not be surprising if Scott Satterfield used Cannon in the same role.
Bonus: Overcoming Injury And Proving Others Wrong: Demetrius Cannon’s Journey Continues In Louisville