The Louisville football program’s 2019 recruiting class is down to just eight commitments.
Shortly after learning that Scott Satterfield will take over as the next head coach at Louisville, one of the top remaining commitments for Louisville in 2019 decided to reopen his recruitment.
Jaden Johnson, a three-star, dual threat quarterback out of Memphis announced the news on Monday night.
— 🧟♂️ (@JadenJohnson524) December 4, 2018
This news is somewhat surprising. Johnson had been active on social media even after the firing of Bobby Petrino that he was still 100% committed to Louisville.
Johnson was one of the first commitments for Louisville in 2019. At that time Memphis was his only other notable offer. He’s since picked up an offer from Georgia.
The optics here aren’t good. I’m sure plenty will blame the Satterfield hire for this decommitment. It’d be foolish to assume it didn’t play a factor, but it also doesn’t mean Satterfield won’t be able to recruit at Louisville. To be fair, there’s no guarantee that he’ll be able to bring in the level of talent needed. Only time will tell. My point is let’s not overreact to this news.<
Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick also hosts The Red Zone weekdays from noon – 3:00 PM on Cards Radio 790 KRD.