Recruiting

Palm Beach Wide Receiver Commits To Louisville

Photo: Petey Cautilli

Photo: Petey Cautilli

Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program have been riding some serious momentum on the recruiting trail over the past week or so.

Louisville has picked up a total of six commitments in the month of December. The latest comes from the 2016 recruiting class.

Isaiah Johnson, a 6-foot-3, wide receiver from Palm Beach, FL., informed the Louisville staff of his verbal commitment on Monday afternoon.

Johnson doesn’t have an official star ranking just yet, but is one of the top up and coming prospects in the state of Florida.

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Louisville Lands JUCO Defensive End Drew Bailey

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Photo: 247 Sports

Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program picked up their 22nd verbal commitment from the 2015 class on Sunday afternoon.

Drew Bailey, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound, defensive end from Pearl River Community College in Mississippi has committed to Louisville and is expected to sign this week.

He will be Louisville’s second early signee in the 2015 class, joining four star athlete Traveon Samuel.

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Louisville Football Lands First Commitment From 2017 Class

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Photo: Rivals

With national signing day just a little under two months away, Bobby Petrino and his staff have been putting the majority of their efforts towards the 2015 class.

That said, they’re still keeping an eye on prospects the younger prospects as well. Earlier in the week Petrino picked up his first commitment from the 2015 class.

Brian Edwards, a 6-foot-4 defensive back from Miramar, FL., informed the Louisville staff of his verbal commitment.

Edwards has only played one full season of varsity football, but he’s already attracted interest from some pretty impressive programs.

According to Scout.com, Edwards has scholarship offers from Miami, Utah, Clemson, FIU and USC. Florida State hasn’t offered a scholarship, but they’re showing interest.

Some may question the staff taking a commitment from a sophomore in high school, but at 6-foot-4, 180-pounds, Edwards may end up being one of the top prospects in the 2017 class.

Louisville defensive backs coach Terrell Buckley played a huge role in Edwards’ recruitment.

Gerald Christian’s Younger Brother Has Committed To Louisville

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Photo: 247 Sports

Bobby Petrino and the Louisville football program picked up their second commitment in three days on Tuesday morning.

Geron Christian, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound, offensive tackle from Ocala, FL., informed the Louisville staff of his verbal pledge shortly before 10 AM.

Christian was previously committed to Miami, but decided to reopen his recruiting at the end of November.

He is the younger brother of current Louisville tight end Gerald Christian who has spent the last two seasons with the Cardinals after transferring from Florida in 2011.

The three star prospect is also had scholarship offers from Arkansas, ECU, Mississippi State, Texas and Central Florida.

Christian is one of many recruits from the 2015 class that have visited Louisville over the past few weeks. Running backs coach Kolby Smith played a big role in his recruitment.

Louisville is set to lose plenty from the offensive line to graduation, which means Christian could compete for early playing time.

Charlotte Cornerback Flips Commitment From South Carolina To Louisville

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Photo: 247 Sports

Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Football program received some great news on Sunday morning.

Following an official visit, Jaire Alexander, a three star cornerback from Charlotte, NC., flipped his commitment from South Carolina to Louisville.

Alexander is just one of the many recruits who visited Louisville this weekend.

This is the second time that the 5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect has flipped in commitment.

Alexander verbally committed to UNC Charlotte in February of last year, but flipped to South Carolina in June after picking up an offer from Steve Spurrier’s staff.

He also has offers from Ball State, Kansas State, Marshall and Temple.