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UofL QB Commit Wins Another Player Of The Year Award

082411 Super 11 Jordan Travis 1Photo Courtesy of Richard Graulich/Palm Beach Post

UofL QB Commit Jordan Travis was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 3A Player of the Year and is now one of 9 Finalists for Florida’s Mr. Football award. The finalists are chosen from all 8 classes of Florida football and one from an independent school.

According to floridahsfootball.com, a statewide panel of high school football coaches and prep media voted for each finalist. Those that finish with the most votes in each class are that class’ player of the year. There will be another round of voting to determine the winner of Mr. Football award. No specific date was given for the voting or announcement, though it will likely be later this month.

Travis posted excellent numbers this season per floridahsfootball.com. In the passing department, Travis completed 130 of 213 passes for 2190 yards and 24 TDs with only 7 interceptions. When rushing the ball, Travis had 905 yards on 70 carries (11.8 yards per rush) and had 16 rushing TDs.

According to Sun Sentinel writer David Furones, Travis beat out an Auburn RB commit and an Alabama WR commit for 3A Player of the Year honors. That’s some very exalted company and should show UofL fans just how good Travis is.

Travis was previously named the Lou Groza Awards Palm Beach County Player of the Year. Congrats to Jordan Travis on this great honor and good luck in the next round of voting!

UofL Football Picks Up Commitment From Huge JUCO TE

IMG_20171210_175706Photo Courtesy of Nigel Kilby’s Twitter Account (@NigelKilby_82)

UofL Football picked up a huge commitment this evening from Garden City Community College (KS) TE Nigel Kilby.

The 6’8 250 lbs Kilby chose the Cards over offers from Central Florida, FIU, East Carolina, and SMU among others. The lead recruiter for UofL was Chris Klenakis.

Kilby had 458 yards receiving and 10 TD catches in 12 games for Garden City Community College per their website. He averaged 38.2 yards receiving a game.

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UofL Football Commit Helps Team Win First State Title In A Decade

IMG_20171209_155123Photo Courtesy of Tutu Atwell’s Twitter Account (@c5_atwell)

UofL Commit Tutu Atwell led the Miami Northwestern Bulls to their first state title since the days of Teddy Bridgewater. He looked great doing it too.

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2018 UofL QB Commit Wins A Player Of The Year Award

082411 Super 11 Jordan Travis 2Photo Courtesy of Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post

2018 UofL QB Commit Jordan Travis of the Benjamin School, was named the Lou Groza Palm Beach County Player of the Year tonight at the Lou Groza Awards Banquet.

Travis, a dual threat QB, had an excellent year throwing and running the ball. Per Scout.com, he completed 62% of his passes for 2190 yards, 24 Passing TDs, and just 6 interceptions. Travis rushed for 905 yards and 16 TDs while averaging 11.9 yards a carry.

The award has been given annually to the best player in the county of Palm Beach, FL. The winner is selected by a panel of Palm Beach County football coaches and local media.

Past winners include former NFL RB Fred Taylor, former NFL WR Anquan Boldin, NFL S Matt Elam, and UofL’s current Heisman QB Lamar Jackson.

Jordan Travis continues the trend of excellent dual threat QBs to attend UofL and seems to be following in the footsteps of Lamar Jackson. That’s not a bad person to follow. Congrats Jordan Travis on your award.

You can see the video of the announcement of his winning of the award at the awards banquet below, courtesy of Adam Lichtenstein of the Palm Beach Post.

UofL Football Commits And Top Target Give Valiant Effort In State Semifinal Loss

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UofL Commits DT Dejmi Dumervil Jean, OT Tyler Steen, and S Trenell Troutman, along with top target OLB Nik Bonnito, fell short in their quest to win their fourth consecutive FL Class 7A state title. Their team, the St Thomas Aquinas Raiders fell to the Venice Indians 27-20 in the state semifinal.

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UofL Commit Leads His High School To First State Title Game Appearance Since 2008

IMG_20171204_072557Photo Courtesy of Tutu Atwell Twitter Account (@c5_atwell)

Congrats to UofL Commit Tutu Atwell as his team, the Miami Northwestern Bulls, routed Naples High School Friday night 42-7 to advance to the FL 6A Title game. It’s the first time Northwestern has played in the title game since 2008, when a sophomore QB by the name of Teddy Bridgewater led them.

Atwell played well rushing 5 times for 45 yards and a TD. He also was 3 of 6 passing for 32 yards. He didn’t play the entire second half, however, as he injured his ankle late in the first half.

Both Atwell and his coach told the Miami Herald he would’ve gone back in, but with the lead the team had built he was held out for precautionary reasons.

We here at Cardinal Sports Zone wish him luck in the title game.

2018 WR Sets Official Visit To UofL Before Making College Choice

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Jatavious Harris, an ESPN 4 Star WR and former Tennessee commit, has scheduled dates for 2 official visits as well as for the announcement of his college choice.

Harris is set to visit Pittsburgh on December 8th and then UofL a week later on December 15th. His announcement of his college choice is set for December 19th.

Despite a glut of WRs both on the roster and committed currently, Harris is a type of player you make room for. A 6’2 176 lbs WR with good speed and excellent size, his offer list is impressive.

Mark December 19th on your calendar Cards fans. It could be a nice early Christmas gift from Santa to our favorite college football team.

David Padgett Working To Right The Ship In Recruiting: Former Commits Still Considering

Despite a future clouded by the possibility of NCAA investigation and the uncertainty of his own job status after the season, David Padgett is trying to salvage UofL Basketball’s recruiting classes for 2018 and beyond. It may be an uphill battle, but there are two highly thought of former commits still interested in the Cards.

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UofL Football Visitor List: Syracuse

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With UofL’s final home game of the season coming Saturday, they are having quite a few recruits visiting. There is a lot of local flavor with the bulk of visitors from  within the city and state. There is also a current 2019 QB commit visiting. Here is the list below.

YEAR-NAME-POSITION-HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR COLLEGE-STATE

RECRUITS:

2018-Shannon Bishop-CB-PRP HS-KY

2018-Nick Bohn-QB-Trinity HS-KY

2018-Jackson Burke-OL-Owensboro HS-KY

2018-Charles Cameron-DT-Copiah-Lincoln CC-MS

2018-Joe Comer-ATH-West Georgia-GA

2018-Jimmy Edmonds-DE-Ballard HS-KY

2018-Gunner Henderson-WR-McAllen HS-TX

2018-Chad Holleran-LB-Franklin County HS-KY

2018-Christion Horton-ATH-Ballard HS-KY

2018-Ethan Hull-LB-Trinity HS-KY

2018-Nigel Kilby-TE-Garden City CC-KS

2018-Zach Rodgers-RB-Floyd Central HS-IN

2018-Leonard Taylor-TE-Springfield HS-OH

2018-Russell Thomas-WR-Manual HS-KY

2018-Evan Walton-DT-Boardman HS-OH

2018-Tyrese Wynn-WR-Bendle HS-MI

2019-Keevan Bailey-ATH-Salem HS-GA

2019-Daniel Balanganayi-OL-Palatine HS-IL

2019-Tanner Bowles-OL-Glasgow HS-KY

2019-Drew Brenowitz-LS-Good Counsel HS-MD

2019-Jared Casey-LB-Ballard HS-KY

2019-Charles Coleman-RB-Oswego HS-IL

2019-DJ Dale-DL-Clay-Chalkville HS-AL

2019-Moses Douglas-SAF-Springfield HS-OH

2019-Jonathan Fells-RB-Carroll HS-AL

2019-Andrew Gaylor-OLB-Dora HS-AL

2019-Isaiah Gibson-DT-Springfield HS-OH

2019-MJ Griffin-CB-Saline HS-MI

2019-Nolan Groulx-WR-Hough HS-NC

2019-Brett Hiatt-ATH-Timberland HS-MO

2019-Treyvion Houston-QB-Greer HS-GA

2019-Bryan Hudson-OL-Scott County HS-KY

2019-Ben Jackson-OL-Clark County HS-KY

2019-Jehdon Jenkins-LB-Clark County HS-KY

2019-Thomas Kiessling-LB-St Xavier HS-OH

2019-Shawnkel Knight-Goff-ATH-Doss HS-KY

2019-Devin Lester-RB-Graham HS-VA

2019-AJ McCorkle-CB-Salem HS-GA

2019-Jevin Murray-CB-Shadow Creek HS-TX

2019-Frederick Orr, Jr.-RB-Rossview HS-TN

2019-Adonis Otey-CB-Blackman HS-TN

2019-Nathan Presnell-QB-Hiram HS-GA

2019-Adam Renfro-ATH-Paris HS-KY

2019-Aidan Robbins-RB-Manual HS-KY

2019-Wandale Robinson-WR-Western Hills HS-KY

2019-David Russell-DE-Father Ryan HS-TN

2019-Matt Salopek-WR-Archbishop Hoban HS-OH

2019-Nitavius Thomas-RB-Clark County HS-KY

2019-Shemar Thompson-RB-Williams HS-NC

2019-Marquel Tinsley-WR-Daviess County HS-KY

2019-Bryson Washington-ATH-C.E. King HS-TX

2019-Jashon Watkins-SAF-East Nashville HS-TN

2019-JJ Weaver-DE-Moore HS-KY

2019-Von Williams-RB-Owensboro Catholic HS-KY

2020-Landen Bartleson-RB-Boyle County HS-KY

2020-Alexander Collett-OL-Ballard HS-KY

2020-Izayah Cummings-WR-Male HS-KY

2020-Marcus Hodge-RB-Hilliard Bradley HS-OH

2020-Skyelar Johnson-WR-Woodford County HS-KY

2020-Aiden Moore-DE-Central HS-KY

2020-Vito Tisdale-CB-Bowling Green HS-KY

2020-John Young-OL-Christian Academy of Louisville-KY

2021-Junious “JuJu” Johnson-ATH-Kirby HS-TN

2021-Julius Orr-ATH-Rossview HS-TN

Commits:

2018-Brandon Wellington-OL-Jeffersonville HS-IN

2019-Jaden Johnson-QB-Kirby HS-TN

UofL Makes Final 3 For Highly Touted 2018 Wide Receiver

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Jatavious Harris, a 3 Star WR from Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, GA, has released a list of the final three schools he is considering and UofL made the cut. Along with UofL, Harris has Pittsburgh and Mississippi State rounding out his final three. He visited UofL last weekend for the Virginia game.

The 6’3 184 lbs Harris, a one-time Tennessee Volunteer commit, is ranked the number 111 WR in the nation and the 68th best player in the talent rich state of GA per 247 Sports composite rankings.

Besides the schools listed above, Harris had offers from Miami (FL), Michigan State, NC State, and Florida among others.

Despite the fact UofL seems to have a glut of WRs, Harris would be a great get due to his versatility. He plays a multitude of positions besides WR though WR is likely his best position. CB, Nickel CB, and S are the other positions he plays and he is adept at all of them from what I have seen. He is a dangerous kick and punt returner as well.

His recruitment is worth keeping an eye on Cards fans. Here is a highlight video, courtesy of Hudl, from his junior season to give you an idea of why UofL wants him.

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4095442/57e67de47bddf874808bdc8b

2018 FL WR Tyler Harrell Commits To UofL Football

IMG_20171106_211951Photo Courtesy of Tyler Harrell’s Twitter Account  (@EasyMoneyTy_)

Tyler Harrell, a 6’0 165 lbs WR out of Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, FL, committed to Bobby Petrino and UofL Football tonight. He will be a member of the 2018 class.

Harrell chose UofL over offers from fellow ACC Atlantic Division rivals Wake Forest and Syracuse. Cincinnati, UCF, Illinois, Oregon State, Purdue, and many other schools also offered the 3 star WR. Cort Dennison was his lead recruiter for UofL.

Harrell is the number 167 WR nationally and the number 175 overall player from the state of FL according to 247 Sports composite rankings.

Tyler Harrell is a good route runner with great hands. He uses his hands when catching the ball rather than his body. His main weapon appears to be speed. ESPN lists his 40 time at 4.5, but his film makes him seem much faster. Many of his highlights are simply running right by DBs.

5077401Photo Courtesy of Andrew Ivins/247sports.com 

Harrell can high point the ball. A skill many UofL fans remember Devante Parker had. He is also very good at adjusting to the ball while it’s in the air to make difficult catches.

Harrell is very strong. He uses his hands and strength to get separation from press coverage. He’s a ferocious blocker and seems to relish blocking downfield.

He also has some elusiveness and ability to break tackles. This allows him to get yards after the catch.

DLuTV80VwAAPSuA-1Photo Courtesy of Tyler Harrell’s Twitter Account  (@EasyMoneyTy_)

He has a very high motor. He finishes blocks and never goes down easily. Harrell has a nasty streak, which I think will make him invaluable in the run game.

All in all, he’s a well-rounded WR. UofL might have found themselves a diamond in the rough. It’s rare you find a speedy WR that also enjoys being physical. It appears Harrell is that rarity.

You can view Tyler Harrell’s midseason highlights below courtesy of Hudl.

http://www.hudl.com/v/283bTC

http://www.hudl.com/v/28CXcB

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Top Stories: Weekend Edition

Here are the stories from this weekend at CardinalSportsZone.com!

2017-18 Louisville Basketball Media Day

Donovan Mitchell STUNS The Lakers

Photo Gallery: Second Red-White Scrimmage

Red-White Scrimmage #2: Press Conference

ACC Rookie Of The Year Race Heats Up On Saturday

UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

Interim President Postel And ULAA Member Bill Stone Discuss Chuck Smrt

UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

UofL Releases Vince Tyra’s Contract Details

Lamar Jackson 2X Heisman Winner

Current Heisman Odds 10/25/2017

Tom Jurich’s Team Fires Back Against Termination Letter

TweetCap: Coach Pitino’s Interview With Terry Meiners

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

Check Out Louisville Men’s Basketball Media Guide

Nunnsense | Give The O-Line Some Credit – UofL Leads Nation In First Downs

The Barbour Shop: Reg-gie, Reg-gie, Reg-gie

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This Weeks Top 10 Stories At CSZ (Week Beginning 10-23)

Here are the top 10 stories from this week at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

T9 Interim President Postel And ULAA Member Bill Stone Discuss Chuck Smrt

T9 UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

8 UofL Releases Vince Tyra’s Contract Details

7 Lamar Jackson 2X Heisman Winner

6 Current Heisman Odds 10/25/2017

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Cards Land 2019 Defensive Tackle Out Of Florida

IMG_20171026_211713Photo Courtesy of Malcolm Ray’s Twitter (@Ray8Malcolm)

UofL Football just landed a big recruit from the state of FL for the 2019 class. Malcolm Ray is a 6’2 230 lb DT who plays for Miami Carol City High School. He is teammates with 2018 UofL commit Yasir Abdullah.

Ray had offers from Florida International, UAB, South Florida, and Wake Forest. It appears UofL got in really early in his recruitment. We also beat out our old coach Charlie Strong for a south Florida kid.

Though Ray primarily lines up at tackle, he can line up at DE as well. This is what UofL has typically recruited for the defensive line the last few years. Guys who can play inside and outside.

7672270Photo courtesy of Andrew Ivins/247sports.com 

From watching his highlights, Ray appears to have a great motor and never gives up on a play. He shows ability to bull rush and over power interior linemen to make plays. He also has some good speed and has some moves to be able to rush the passer. Ray appears to have the ability to shed blocks well and fill gaps to stop the run. All in all, UofL looks to have landed a burgeoning beast. Read the rest of this entry

Top Stories 10-25-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday at CardinalSportsZone.com!

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Bobby Petrino Press Conference

Current Heisman Odds 10/25/2017

Interim President Postel And ULAA Member Bill Stone Discuss Chuck Smrt

Lane Kiffin Longs To Have Lamar Jackson In A FAU Uniform

Watch David Padgett At ACC Media Day

Get To Know David Padgett (Video)

UofL Releases Vince Tyra’s Contract Details

TweetCap: Coach Pitino’s Interview With Terry Meiners

Cardinals Attend ACC Media Day

Wake Forest Announces Black Out For Saturday’s Game

UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

Tom Jurich’s Team Fires Back Against Termination Letter

UofL Athletics Considering Building An ACC Network Production Studio

Cardinals In The NBA: October 24th

Lamar Jackson Highlights VS Florida State

David Hale Puts Lamar Back On His Heisman Watch

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

2018 Pomeroy Men’s College Basketball Rankings 

Men’s Basketball Calendar Of Events

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

TWICA: October 23rd

Week 8: Tweets About Lamar Jackson

UofL Football Celebrates Victory Over FSU (Videos)

 

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

 

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Top Stories 10-24-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday at CardinalSportsZone.com!

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Bobby Petrino Press Conference

UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

Tom Jurich’s Team Fires Back Against Termination Letter

UofL Athletics Considering Building An ACC Network Production Studio

Cardinals In The NBA: October 24th

Post Practice Interviews: 10-24-17

David Akers Inducted Into Eagles Hall Of Fame

Lamar Jackson Highlights VS Florida State

David Hale Puts Lamar Back On His Heisman Watch

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

2018 Pomeroy Men’s College Basketball Rankings

Four Takeaways From The Women’s Basketball Tip Off Luncheon

Men’s Basketball Calendar Of Events

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

TWICA: October 23rd

Week 8: Tweets About Lamar Jackson

UofL Football Celebrates Victory Over FSU (Videos)

Louisville At Florida State: Postgame Recap

Lee Corso Makes A Familiar Pick For UofL-Florida State Game

UofL Donor Withdraws $6 Million Pledge After Jurich Firing

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Video: Rick Pitino’s Full Interview With Jay Bilas

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

 

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Go Cards!

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Check out our phenomenal photo galleries here!

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Top Stories 10-23-17

Here are the top stories from this week at CardinalSportsZone.com!

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Bobby Petrino Press Conference

Lamar Jackson Highlights VS Florida State

David Hale Puts Lamar Back On His Heisman Watch

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

2018 Pomeroy Men’s College Basketball Rankings

Four Takeaways From The Women’s Basketball Tip Off Luncheon

Men’s Basketball Calendar Of Events

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

TWICA: October 23rd

Week 8: Tweets About Lamar Jackson

UofL Football Celebrates Victory Over FSU (Videos)

Louisville At Florida State: Postgame Recap

Lee Corso Makes A Familiar Pick For UofL-Florida State Game

UofL Donor Withdraws $6 Million Pledge After Jurich Firing

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Video: Rick Pitino’s Full Interview With Jay Bilas

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

 

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Go Cards!

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Top Stories 10-22-17

Here are the top 10 stories from this weekend at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 Lee Corso Makes A Familiar Pick For UofL-Florida State Game

9 UofL Donor Withdraws $6 Million Pledge After Jurich Firing

8  Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

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This Weeks Top 10 Stories

Here are the top 10 stories from this week at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

9 UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

8 Rick Pitino Releases Info Supporting Innocence

7 With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

6 Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

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Top Stories 10-19-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 19th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Teddy’s Comeback Press Conference

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Video: Rick Pitino’s Full Interview With Jay Bilas

Nunnsense | Pitino, Jurich And The Future Of Louisville

UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

Asia Durr Named ACC Preseason Player Of The Year

ACC WBB Moves To 18 Game Conference Schedule In ‘19-‘20

Women’s Hoops Racks Up Accolades At ACC Media Day

UofL Basketball To Name Greg Paulus Assistant Coach

Preseason Coaches Poll Announced

Sadness Around UofL Athletic Department In The Wake Of Jurich’s Firing

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Post Practice Interviews: 10-18-17

Coach Petrino Speaks About Tom Jurich

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

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