Commitment corner: Keith Towbridge

Louisville currently has nine football commitments for the Class of 2013. Cardinal Authority will check in with those prospects heading into the new season. The next prospect we chat with is Keith Towbridge.

Toledo, Ohio, Central Catholic tight end Keith Towbridge already has his college decision out of the way. Now, he wants a state title.

Towbridge said his team begins that quest on Aug. 24.

"We're a pretty young team, but we have a lot of expectations," he said. "We just don't have a lot of seniors, but we're hungry to play.

"I think a lot of good things can happen to us."

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Towbridge, who committed to Louisville in April, said he's gained 10 pounds and is trying to be more of a vocal leader for his high school team.

"I look thinner than I was last year, " he said. "It's not like I put on any fat. It's all muscle. I just need to be a leader out there and show the younger players that we as seniors are in it for the team and not individuals."

Towbridge said he's still 100 percent firm on his commitment. New defensive backs coach Tommy Restivo recruited him for the Cardinals.

"I call and talk to them two times a week," Towbridge said of the U of L coaches. I have built a good relationship with coach Restivo and (tight end coach Sherrone) Moore. It's just a great fit for me.

"I really like those guys at Louisville."

Towbridge said he's also building a relationship with some of his fellow U of L commitments, including Corey Cooper, Terrence Ross and Kyle Bolin.

"Corey texted me the week before he committed and was like, ‘Man should I do this'," Towbridge said. "I told him it was great being a Card. "

Towbridge said he was hoping to visit for the UK game but his plans for the fall and when he will come to Louisville for a game are up in the air.

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