"I feel very relieved to get this out of the way," Klusman told InsideTheVille.com. "I can now focus on my senior year in high school and enjoy that more now that I have a great place to go after high school.
"Louisville was the place I felt the most comfortable. It is near my hometown, so my family can watch me play, but far enough away that I can be independent. My relationship with Coach Borbs (coach Borberly) is very good. He has been honest with me from the beginning and very upfront.
"Coach Strong has a winning formula and I cannot wait to play for him and be coached by Coach Borbs. They (family) are excited, but at the same time very relieved, comfortable, and confident with the decision. They really trust the entire coaching staff."
Klusman, 6'4, 270, attended Louisville's football camp on Saturday, working with offensive line coach Dave Borbely and fellow Louisville commit Sid Anvoots, a 6'4, 290-pound offensive lineman from Indianapolis.
Klusman told InsideTheVille.com last week that Louisville held an edge over the Panthers and that he might be ready to commit to the Cardinals after participating in Charlie Strong's football camp.
Clearly, Klusman's latest visit to Louisville sealed the deal for Strong's program.
The second offensive line commit for Charlie Strong's 2012 recruiting class, Klusman is the sixth overall commit for Louisville, joining Anvoots, wide receiver Brandon Snell, tight end Larry Jefferson, cornerback Demetrius Frazier and defensive lineman Teko Powell.
A versatile lineman, Klusman earned second team All-GCL honors as a junior. Klusman, who attends the same school as former Louisville offensive line standout Eric Woods, will serve as team captain this season.
"I look forward to contributing to a championship program, and being from Cincinnati, I'll be happy to get the Keg of Nails in Louisville and help to keep it there," said Klusman. "I am a smart player, with good feet and hands, but I need to be more assertive."
Klusman also holds offers from NC State and Youngstown State.