Hours after the epic Sugar Bowl win in front of a stunned nation, things just keep getting better for the University of Louisville. Two top-rated recruits have committed to the Cardinals, and it's not difficult to figure out why.
James Quick, a 6'1” 5-star wide receiver from Louisville's Trinity High School, announced his decision to play for the Cards during halftime of the US Army All-American Game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
According to The Cardinal Connect, Louisville has been waiting for Quick's verbal commitment for several years. The Louisville native had been Coach Strong's number one prospect and had previously considered Ohio State and Oregon. Quick is the second overall rated wide receiver in the 2013 recruiting class by Scout.com and is the twentieth recipient of the Paul Hornung Award.
The other good piece of recruiting news came in the form of a switched commitment. Needless to say, today is not the best day to be a Mountaineer.
The Cardinal Connect is also reporting the news that De'Asian Richardson, a 4-star defensive tackle from Orange Park in Florida, switched his commitment from West Virginia to Louisville shortly after the Cardinals resoundingly defeated the Gators.
Having previously committed to the Mountaineers in October 2012, Richardson had received scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Penn State and Oklahoma, among others. Richardson is the twenty-fifth best defensive tackle in the 2013 recruiting class by Scout.com.
As Louisville pushes into the future, many expect these two commits to be the first in a series of positive developments. Card fans have many reasons to be thankful this new year.