NSD: Decision Day; UofL awaits key decisions

LOUISVILLE, KY --- National Signing Day is the biggest football recruiting day of the year, and just like the past eight years, InsideTheVille.com is the only place to be. Louisville enters NSD with a nationally respected recruiting class. Can the Cardinals pull a few surprises on signing day and move even higher in the rankings?

Charlie Strong has elevated the bar on the recruiting front in his first year at Louisville.

Strong landed a marquee commitment in U.S. Army All-American quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and has commitments from two other ESPNU 150 players in safety Gerod Holliman and wide receiver Eli Rogers.

Strong's main objective after leading Louisville to a surprising bowl win this season was to upgrade talent and speed within the Cardinals program. With 19 commitments entering signing day, that goal has already been accomplished.

Now, Strong looks to add a few more stars on National Signing Day and move Louisville's recruiting class even higher in the national rankings.

Decisions from several key prospects on National Signing Day will determine whether Louisville's class overtakes Rutgers atop the Big East standings and vaults into the national Top 25. Stay tuned to InsideTheVille.com as we'll be tracking those decisions throughout National Signing Day.

Here are a few of the announcements we'll be watching closely:

9:00 a.m: Kaleb Johnson, three-star OL (Louisville, Miami, UNC, Rutgers)

9:00 a.m: Elkino Watson, three-star DT (Miami, Louisville, Florida)

12 p.m: B.J. Dubose, three-star DE (Miami, Louisville)

1:30 p.m: Jon Davis, four-star TE (Louisville, Illinois, Kentucky)

1:30 pm: Andrew Buie, three-star RB (West Virginia, Louisville)

For nine years, InsideTheVille.com has been the unrivaled choice for Louisville fans on National Signing Day. This year won't be any different. You don't want to miss out on the action, so make sure you have your subscription to the No. 1 website for Louisville Cardinal fans - InsideTheVille.com.


Signing Day Resources

(Click the player profiles on the commitment list linked below for bio information, prospect stories and exclusive video highlight reels):

Louisville Commitment List
Scout.com Team Rankings
Big East Conference Rankings
InsideTheVille.com Premium Message Board


The Letter of Intent faxes will begin coming into the Louisville football office shortly after sunrise and continue into the afternoon. Once the dust settles, Louisville coach Charlie Strong will announce the finalized recruiting class at an afternoon press conference and answer questions from the media.

Make sure to keep your browser set at www.InsideTheVille.com as we'll again be providing far and away the best coverage of Louisville's Signing Day ....

Live updates on our Premium Recruiting Message Board and Chat Room from each commitment as they fax in their signature.

Full report, with audio, from Charlie Strong's National Signing Day press conference

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InsideTheVille.com National Signing Day Celebration BBC

The University of Louisville will not host an official signing day event/party this year at the Brown & Williamson Club at PJCS.

But don't worry Cardinal fans – InsideTheVille.com is hosting a fan-friendly National Signing Day Party at the Bluegrass Brewing Company in St. Matthews.

As part of our signing day festivities, BBC will offer Happy Hour beer specials and half price appies to all Louisville fans who attend the event. We also plan to play video of Charlie Strong's press conference announcing the 2011 recruiting class, as well as DVD highlights of Louisville's signees. We also will have an information packet available for fans on the Cardinals new recruits, including player bio's, size and statistics. (Video will be shown on multiple big screen TV's).

Here are details:

When: Wednesday, February 2
Where: Bluegrass Brewing Company - 3929 Shelbyville Road
Time: 6:30 p.m.

This will be a great opportunity for InsideTheVille.com members to meet and greet and should be a fun event for everyone. All Louisville fans are welcome to attend the event.

Though reservations are all taken, there will be standing room in the bar area on a first come, first serve basis.

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