Former Army All American James Sample Will Transfer To Louisville

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During his press conference on Thursday afternoon, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino mentioned that he and his staff made sure there were a few scholarships for the 2014 class left over following national signing day.

Petrino said he wanted to evaluate the needs for his team following spring ball and fill the scholarships as needed.

It appears that Petrino is doing exactly that. On Wednesday evening we learned that former Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons plans to enroll at Louisville in June.

On Friday evening following the spring game, news broke that former Washington safety James Sample intends to transfer to Louisville as well.

Lars Hanson of 247Sports.com confirmed the news.

Sample was a four-star recruit coming out of high school and was named a 2011 Army All American. He decided to leave the Washington program in January of 2013.

He played in two games as a true freshman in 2011, but suffered a season-ending shoulder injury and received a medical redshirt. He appeared in just three games in 2012.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound defensive back later transferred to American River Junior College in California. I assume Sample will be eligible immediately and has two years of eligibility remaining.

Petrino stated on Thursday that he has some concerns with the secondary, especially the safety position. Veteran Jermaine Reve recently had knee surgery and will be out for some time.

About Nick Coffey

Nick Coffey
Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick has worked in sports talk radio for over three years.

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