Louisville expecting early enrollees

The spring semester begins today at Louisville and Charlie Strong is expecting a handful of mid semester additions to the Cardinals roster. Who is enrolling early at UofL? Get the scoop......

Keith Brown - Brown announced his decision Saturday at the US Army All-American game, choosing Louisville over Miami. This week, the four-star linebacker enrolls at Louisville, where he'll begin his career for the Cardinals. One of the nation's top linebackers, Brown is expected to make an immediate impact for Charlie Strong's defense.

James Burgess - A former Miami commit, Burgess, 6'0, 205, was one of the top defensive standouts at the Semper Fidelis All-American game last week. A talented outside linebacker from Homestead, Fla., Burgess will benefit from Louisville's winter strength and conditioning program. If he can add strength during the off-season, Burgess could impact next season with his speed, athleticism and nose for the ball.

Gerald Christian - A transfer from Florida, Christian will be one of the most talented players on Louisville's roster. A former four-star recruit, Christian, 6'3, 245, was ranked the third-best tight end prospect coming out of Palm Beach, Fla. Christian caught 4 passes for 72 yards and one touchdown against Kentucky this season. He must sit out next season, but will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Robert Clark - Christian's teammate at Florida, Clark is a speedster who can make plays on either side of the ball. The 5'10 Clark played wide receiver at Florida, and seems destined for the slot at Louisville. He caught 9 passes for 68 yards and a score during his two years with the Gators. He must sit out next season and also has two years eligibility remaining.

Ryan Hubbell - With starting tight end Josh Chichester's departure, Louisville had an immediate need at tight end. Hubbell, one of the best junior college tight ends in the country, could help fill Chichester's shoes next season. At 6'5, 230, Hubbell is an outstanding receiver and improving blocking tight end. He'll battle Nate Nord for the starting tight end job next season.

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