Around 10 AM on Friday morning, Bobby Petrino landed a commitment from three star safety Khane Pass, who then became the highest ranked member of Louisville’s 2015 recruiting class. Green is a big time addition to the class, but his reign as the top ranked Louisville commit lasted only an hour.
Shortly after 11 AM, Petrino landed his second commitment of the day. Traveon Samuel, a highly regarded all purpose back out of Phenix City, AL., verbally pledged to Louisville while on an unofficial visit. Samuel is the 12th commitment for Louisville in the 2015 class.
This is no slight to Khane Pass or any other Louisville commitment for that matter, but Samuel is without question the most talented recruit to commit to Petrino since he’s been back at Louisville. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound, all purpose back had scholarship offers from Alabama, Clemson, Auburn, Florida State, Ohio State LSU, North Carolina, Mississippi State and South Florida, among others.
Once again, hats off to defensive line coach L.D. Scott who played a key role in landing Samuel. The Louisville program took a huge step in the right direction today.