Star 2013 Lexington QB picks Louisville

Louisville's win over rival Kentucky is already paying recruiting dividends for Charlie Strong's Cardinals. Thursday night, Kyle Bolin, a top 2013 quarterback from Lexington (KY) Catholic, told Strong he's going to play for the Cards.

Louisville stormed into Lexington last weekend and convincingly defeated Kentucky in Commonwealth Stadium, returning the Governor's Cup to the Belknap campus.

Thursday night, Charlie Strong landed star 2013 quarterback Kyle Bolin from Kentucky coach Joker Phillips' backyard. The 6'3, 190-pound Lexington Catholic standout told that he has committed to Louisville, though he requested all media interviews about his decision be postponed until this weekend.

Bolin, who chose Louisville over Illinois and Cincinnati, is having an impressive start to his junior season. Bolin threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Male; and 310 yards and four scores in win over Madison Central. Through four games, Bolin has completed 62 of 122 pass attempts for 941 yards and eight touchdowns.

A threat to stretch defenses with his arm and legs, Bolin threw for 2,300 yards and 18 touchdowns, while rushing for 600 yards and 12 more touchdowns as a sophomore. He attended Louisville's football camp this summer, where he worked with UofL assistant Shawn Watson.

Kyle Bolin committed to Louisville after the Cardinals win over rival Kentucky last Saturday.
"He's a great football mind and knows everything there is to know about the quarterback position," Bolin told after a recent visit. "Being able to have that one on one time with him was great. He taught me a lot of things so I can incorporate those techniques and ideas he gave me to help my team this year."

Bolin believes he'd have no problem adjusting to Louisville's spread-offense.

"I think I'd fit in great," Bolin said. "They run a similar offense to the one I run at Lexington Catholic. And the terminology is the same, which makes it a lot easier. I think I'd fit in pretty good."

After watching the Cardinals practice before the season, Bolin came away impressed with the talent Strong's staff is assembling on offense, especially at wide receiver.

"Coach Strong is a great coach so he's definitely going to pull in (great) athletes," Bolin said. "The wide receiver corps looked great (Saturday). DeVante Parker made a couple catches that I sat back and said, ‘Wow.' They're going to be a really good team and I'm excited to watch them this upcoming season and see how they progress."

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