Recruiting

Two Of Louisville’s Top Signees That Failed To Qualify In 2019 Will Enroll Next Month

Chris Humphrey

Sunday was a big day for Louisville football on the recruiting trail.

On Sunday afternoon the Louisville staff picked up a commitment from one of their top defensive targets in the 2020 class. They later learned that two of the top signees from the 2019 class that signed with Louisville are back in the fold after failing to qualify last year.
CardialAuthority.com reports that linebacker Ja’Darien Boykin and cornerback Jamel Starks are expected to enroll at Louisville next month.

Boykin, a four-star defensive end from Jones County, Georgia, chose Louisville over Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Miami and Pittsburgh, among others. He was ranked as the 19th best weak side defensive end in the 2019 class. Academic issues kept Boykin from qualifying last year. He was Louisville’s top ranked signee in 2019.

Starks, a three star, athlete, from Decatur, Georgia, was a signing day addition for Satterifled’s staff. He chose Louisville over North Carolina State, Nebraska and West Virginia. Starks spent the past few months at Palmetto Prep in South Carolina after failing to qualify over the summer.

Given how thin the Cards were on defense this season, I imagine Boykin and Starks would’ve gotten enough reps to burn their redshirt.

Not only is it huge to get both guys back in the fold, enrolling early will only help.

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