Louisville Football Signing Day 2021

It’s signing day for NCAA Division 1 Football! Basically, it’s Christmas for football fans all around the country. Here in Louisville, our Cards are expected to sign 21 of their 22 commits today. As each commit signs and is officially minted as a Card, we will update our list.

3 Star CB Kani Walker

  • Hometown: Douglasville, GA
  • National Rank: 829th
  • Position Rank: 70th

Kani Walker, the 6’2 physical lockdown cornerback was the first member of the #FlyVille21 class to sign his LOI. Walker committed to Louisville on June 17th, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Football Remains Blazing On The Trail With Commitment Of 2021 CB Kani Walker

4 Star RB Trevion Cooley

  • Hometown: Knightdale, NC
  • National Rank: 363rd
  • Position Rank: 17th

Trevion Cooley is the second player in the #FlyVille21 class to sign his LOI. The 5’11 4* RB out of North Carolina committed to Louisville June 8th, 2020.

Commitment Story: Cards Remain Hot On The 2021 Recruiting Trail With Addition Of 4 Star NC RB Trevion Cooley

3 Star DE Victoine Brown

  • Hometown: Loganville, GA
  • National Rank: 495th
  • Position Rank: 31st

Victoine Brown, one of the more vocal leaders of the #FlyVille21 class, is the 3rd player to sign his LOI for the University of Louisville. The 6’4 DE out of Georgia, who is considered one of the leader of this year’s class committed to Louisville on March 20th, 2020.

Commitment Story: And Another One Joins The Flock As Cards Pick Up 3 Star DE Victoine Brown

3 Star NT Caleb Banks

  • Hometown: Southfield, MI
  • National Rank: 967th
  • Position Rank: 59th

Caleb Banks becomes the latest member of the #FlyVille21 class to sign his LOI with Louisville. Banks is a 6’6 NT out of Southfield, MI. Banks committed to Louisville on October 31st, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Football Looks To Defensive Line With Commitment Of 2021 NT Caleb Banks

3 Star LB Jackson Hamilton

  • Hometown: Roswell, GA
  • National Rank: 859th
  • Position Rank: 38th

Jackson Hamilton has signed his LOI to play for the University of Louisville. The 6’1 205 LB out of Georgia was a huge pick up for Louisville when he commented to Louisville on June 23rd, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Football Continues Recruiting Hot Steak With Commitment Of 2021 GA OLB Jackson Hamilton

3 Star CB Rance Conner

  • Hometown: Miami, FL
  • National Rank: 902nd
  • Position Rank: 81st

Rance Conner JR becomes the latest member of the #FlyVille21 class to sign his LOI to play for the University of Louisville. Rance is a 5’10 tough corner coming out a the talent rich school of Booker T. Washington in Miami, Florida. Conner committed to Louisville on May 22nd, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Football Scorching On The 2021 Recruiting Trail After Picking Up CB Rance Conner

3 Star CB Derrick Edwards

  • Hometown: Cocoa, FL
  • National Rank: 1123rd
  • Position Rank: 99th

Derrick Edwards is now officially a Card! The 5’11 175 lbs DB lined up at both corner and safety for his high school, but will likely play corner at Louisville. He’s a very smart, fundamentally sound player with tons of upside. He committed to UofL on June 17th, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Gets Second Commit Of The Day From 2021 3 Star FL S Derrick Edwards

3 Star DE RJ Sorensen

  • Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • National Rank: 1131st
  • Position Rank: 67th

Sorensen is has inked his LOI and is officially a Card! The 6’4 DE is known for his strength and ability to be a run stopper and QB harasser. He committed to UofL on May 19th, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Football Continues Hot Streak With Commitment Of 2021 3 Star FL DE RJ Sorensen

3 Star DE Ashton Gillotte

  • Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
  • National Rank: 1278th
  • Position Rank: 72nd

Gillotte is signed, sealed, and delivered! This Card hails from FL and is a DE that should grow into a pass rusher supreme. He originally committed to UofL on May 17th, 2020.

Commitment Story: Another One Joins The Flock As Cards Add 2021 3 Star DE Ashton Gillotte

3 Star OL Michael Gonzalez

  • Hometown: Monroe, NC
  • National Rank: 715th
  • Position Rank: 36th

The big 6’4 280 lbs OL Michael Gonzalez is officially a Card! His LOI is in and now he looks to come to UofL and be a bull dozer steaming through defensive linemen. Gonzalez committed to UofL on June 18th, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Football Keeps Rolling On The Trail With Addition Of 2021 NC OL Michael Gonzalez

3 Star S Bralyn Oliver

  • Hometown: Cornelius, NC
  • National Rank: 545th
  • Position Rank: 41st

Oliver made it official and is now a Card! The S is very versatile and can be a ball hawk or a in-the-box type S. Oliver originally committed to UofL on April 24th, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Football Picks Up Commitment From 2021 3 Star NC Safety Bralyn Oliver

3 Star LB Jaylin Alderman

  • Hometown: Valdosta, GA
  • National Rank: 1295th
  • Position Rank: 57th

Alderman signed his LOI and has joined the flock. A down hill, attacking LB, Alderman is a run stopping specialist that hits with a vengeance. He originally committed to UofL on June 13th, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Looks To Linebacking Corps With Latest Commit Jaylin Alderman

3 Star WR Ahmari Huggins-Bruce

  • Hometown: Dillon, SC
  • National Rank: 593rd
  • Position Rank: 94th

Huggins-Bruce is signed up and a member of the flock! Ahmari is a speedy, quick WR that should be a home run hitter in the passing game for the Cards. He originally committed to UofL on July 2nd, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Stays Hot On The Trail With Commitment Of 2021 WR Ahmari Huggins-Bruce

3 Star OL Aaron Gunn

  • Hometown: New Castle, PA
  • National Rank: 782nd
  • Position Rank: 38th

Gunn made it official by inking his LOI. The 6’3 308 lbs OL is an adept run and pass blocker that will help pave the way for guys like Trevion Cooley and Jalen Mitchell. He originally committed to UofL on March 17th, 2020 and was the first commit of FlyVille21

Commitment Story: Louisville Football Lands First Commitment For 2021 In Aaron Gunn

3 Star TE Vic Mullen

  • Hometown: Ottawa, IL
  • National Rank: 788th
  • Position Rank: 39th

Mullen signed his LOI and is an official member of the red and black. A big 6’6 230 lbs TE, Mullen is a big target in the passing game over the middle and a big blocker in the run game. In other words, he fits perfectly in Coach Satt’s system. Mullen originally committed to UofL on May 5th, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Football Adds 3 Star TE Victor Mullen To 2021 Class

3 Star WR Demetrius Cannon

  • Hometown: St Louis, MO
  • National Rank: 615th
  • Position Rank: 97th

Cannon made it official and signed his LOI! The new Cards WR is 6’3 and is in the mold of former Cards receivers like Seth Dawkins and Devante Parker. He’s a guy that will go up and get the football with his size and athleticism. He originally committed to UofL on June 22nd, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Football Lands Big Time 2021 MO WR Demetrius Cannon

3 Star QB TJ Lewis

  • Hometown: Brunswick, GA
  • National Rank: 1025th
  • Position Rank: 35th

Lewis made it official and is part of the flock. The 6’4 dual threat QB is athletic, running QB that has shown he throws a beautiful ball with nice touch. He will join Malik and Evan in the QB room, Lewis originally committed to UofL on August 1st, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Lands Their QB For 2021 With Addition Of GA Dual-Threat QB TJ Lewis

4 Star S Benjamin Perry

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • National Rank: 356th
  • Position Rank: 25th

Perry inked the LOI and is officially a member of the flock. The 6’3 S has definite NFL potential with his combination of size, speed, and playmaking ability. He will have a chance for significant playing time from day 1. Perry originally committed to UofL on May 10th, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Football Lands 2021 3 Star IL S Benjamin Perry

3 Star DE Ryheem Craig

  • Hometown: Taylorsville, NC
  • National Rank: 1495th
  • Position Rank: 82nd

Craig made it official by inking his LOI and joins the flock. He’s a long, athletic DE prospect that uses his speed to rush the passer. Craig originally committed to UofL on May 14th, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Football Adds 2021 3 Star DE Ryheem Craig

3 Star TE Christian Pedersen

  • Hometown: San Mateo, CA
  • National Rank: 1033rd
  • Position Rank: 54th

Pedersen has inked his LOI and becomes the second TE in the class. Pedersen is a definite threat in the passing game, especially over the middle. He also will help in run blocking and should be able to help give the edge to our RBs in our outside zone running game. Pedersen originally committed to UofL on July 19th, 2020.

Commitment Story: Cards Fly West To Add Big Time Tight End Christian Pedersen To The Fly Ville 21 Class

3 Star S TJ Quinn

  • Hometown: Valdosta, GA
  • National Rank: 984th
  • Position Rank: 78th

Quinn is a legacy recruit that will officially follow in his father’s footsteps at Louisville as he signs his LOI. He is a hard-hitting S that can cover and cut down RBs in the box. He originally committed to UofL on June 18th, 2020.

Commitment Story: Louisville Football Lands Another Legacy Commitment From 2021 GA S TJ Quinn

Below, you can read UofL’s official press release announcing the 21 member FlyVille21 class.


Louisville Football Adds 21 to Signing Class

The Cardinals added 13 defensive recruits and eight offensive players.


LOUISVILLE, Ky – University of Louisville head football coach Scott Satterfield announced the signing of 21 players to the 2021 signing class, with 10 student-athletes enrolling in January.

The group includes 13 defensive players, which features six defensive linemen and six defensive backs. The offensive side features eight players, including two wide receivers, offensive linemen, and tight ends.

In total, nine states are represented, with Georgia leading the way with six signees and Florida with four.

The class is headlined by a four-star prospect in safetyBenjamin Perry, who hails from Country Hills, Ill. The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder guided Mount Carmel to the CCL championship. His team finished 14-0 and was crowned Illinois state champions. Earning second team all-conference accolades, Perry finished with 75 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack last season. 

The Cardinals added two safeties in the class in Bralyn Oliverand T.J. Quinn — a pair of three-star prospects, and two Miami, Fla., cornerbacks in Rance Conner and Derrick Edwards.  Kani Walker of Suwanee, Ga., was the last of the secondary recruits. Conner recorded seven career interceptions, while Edwards added 101 career tackles and five interceptions. Walker ended his final season with four interceptions at Douglas County High.

Running back Trevion Cooley from Knightdale, N.C., and defensive end Victoine Brown are two of the next highly-rated players in the signing class. Cooley, whose senior season was moved to the spring, rushed 98 times for 959 yards and 14 touchdowns in seven games as a junior. He’s one of the 10 student-athletes who will enroll in January. Brown is a fierce pass rusher from Loganville, Ga., who recorded 7.5 sacks last season.

Satterfield addressed a need on the defensive line by signing four others at that position. Defensive tackle Caleb Banks from Southfield, Mich., while the Cards inked three defensive ends inRyheem Craig from Taylorsville, N.C., Ashton Gillotte from Boca Raton, Fla., and R.J. Sorensen from Boyton Beach, Fla.

The Cardinals added a pair of explosive wide receivers inDemetrius Cannon and Ahmari Huggins-Bruce. Cannon, a native of St. Louis, Mo., recorded 25 catches for 480 yards and four touchdowns during his career. A native of Dillon, S.C., Huggins-Bruce concluded his career with 102 receptions for 1,927 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Michael Gonzalez and Aaron Gunn are two highly sought after linemen. Gonzalez, a native of North Carolina, was considered the top linemen in the Charlotte Metro Area, while Gunn earned the Bill Fralic Award, which is given to the best lineman in the WPIAL.

T.J. Lewis was the lone quarterback addition to the class. A dual-threat athlete, Lewis was named Class 6-A, Region 2 Player of the Year in Georgia after his stellar senior season. He finished the year with 1,850 yards of total offense and accounted for 21 touchdowns.

The offense added a pair of tight ends in Christian Pederson and Victor Mullen. A product of Burlingame, Calif., Pederson had his senior season canceled due to COVID-19, but garnered a lot of attention during the recruiting process. Mullen also had his senior season cut, but averaged 22.0 yards per catch and registered four touchdowns during his junior season.

Jaylin Alderman from Valdosta, Ga., and Jackson Hamilton from Woodstock, Ga., are a pair of linebacker signings that will help bolster the defense in 2021.  Alderman was named the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player, and Hamilton was a three-time state champion at Trinity Catholic.

Name                                       Pos.        Ht.         Wt.             Exp.     Hometown/Previous School

Jaylin Alderman                        LB           6-1         211             Fr.      Valdosta, Ga./Valdosta

Caleb Banks                             DL           6-7         265             Fr.                        Southfield, Mich./Southfield A&T

Victoine Brown II                      DL           6-4         228             Fr.    Loganville, Ga./Grayson

*Demetrius Cannon                   WR          6-3         206             Fr.         St. Louis, Mo./Trinity Catholic

Rance Conner Jr                      CB           5-10       178             Fr.        Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington

*Trevion Cooley                        RB           5-10       200             Fr.                                                Knightdale, N.C/Knightdale       

Ryheem Craig                          DL           6-3         210             Fr.                      Taylorsville, N.C./Alexander Central 

*Derrick Edwards III                  CB           5-10       169             Fr.              Miami, Fla./Miami Palmetto

*Ashton Gillotte                        DL           6-2         212             Fr.       Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton

*Michael Gonzalez                    OL           6-4         291             Fr.        Indian Trail, N.C./Sun Valley

Aaron Gunn                              OL           6-4         305             Fr. Newcastle, Pa./Union Area

Jackson Hamilton                     LB           6-0         202             Fr.   Woodstock, Ga./Blessed Trinity Catholic

*Ahmari Huggins-Bruce            WR          5-10       159             Fr.              Dillon, S.C./Dillon

T.J. Lewis                                QB           6-3         170             Fr.        Brunswick, Ga./Glynn Academy

Victor Mullen                            TE           6-7         249             Fr.        Ottawa, Ill./Marquette Academy

*Bralyn Oliver                           S             6-2         192             Fr.           Belton, S.C./Hough

Christian Pedersen                   TE           6-3         230             Fr. Burlingame, Calif./Junipero Serra

*Benjamin Perry                       S             6-2         170             Fr.            Country Club Hills, Ill./Hillcrest

*T.J. Quinn                               S             6-0         205             Fr.      Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes

RJ Sorensen                            DL           6-3         242             Fr.       Boyton Beach, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas

*Kani Walker CB 6-1 175 Fr. Suwanee, Ga./Douglas County

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