Mount solid to L'ville, can't be swayed

Deiontrez Mount verbally committed to Louisville last spring and made his first trip to the UofL campus this weekend. A three-star defensive lineman from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Mount hoped that the visit would re-affirm his decision to play for the Cardinals.

Deiontrez Mount verbally committed to Louisville last spring and made his first trip to the UofL campus this weekend. A three-star defensive lineman from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Mount hoped that the visit would re-affirm his decision to play for the Cardinals.

It did.

"My trip to Louisville was fabulous," Mount told InsideTheVille.com. "It was my first time going there and it was all of what I thought it would be. I was impressed with the people I was surrounded by and the city was beautiful. The people are great and they have some very loyal fans. I really liked it. My commitment is solid. Nobody can change my mind anymore."

One of Louisville's early commitments, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Mount believes a couple of uncommitted prospects who visited Louisville this weekend will also end up signing with the Cardinals.

"I think just this trip alone we're going to get a lot more commits," Mount said. "B.J. Dubose is talking about committing. The lineman [Kaleb Johnson] from Jacksonville. I think he's going to end up committing. So everything is falling into place fine."

Mount said the Louisville coaches told him this weekend about their plans to play him at defensive end in college.

"They were telling me about the position I will playing and that position is defensive end," Mount said. "At first, I thought they wanted me to play outside linebacker but I guess not. It doesn't matter because I like both positions. They like that I can rush the passer and also drop into coverage."

Mount, whose senior season was cut short by a knee injury that required surgery, is rehabbing his injury and should be ready to practice when he arrives on campus this summer.

"The injury gave me motivation for next year," Mount said. "It's made me work harder training for football. I feel like I'm going to bounce back 10 times better. I was out for three months and I'm walking and lifting weights on it. I should run in two to four weeks. I'll be ready all the way this summer."


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