Commitment corner: Kyle Bolin

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 Kyle Bolin.

Clint Hurtt is the recruiting coordinator for the University of Louisville football program. But he might want to give a share of his title to Lexington Catholic High School quarterback Kyle Bolin, who is committed to the Cardinals.

Bolin has been busy for more than a year recruiting other prospects.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound is connecting with other recruits and commitments through Twitter, Facebook and text messages. He told the U of L coaches about Corey Cooper, a wide receiver who is now committed to the Cardinals, and checks in with many of the commitments on a regular basis.

"When it comes to recruiting, it's always good to have a friend there," Bolin said. "When you make that friendship and know somebody coming in with you then I believe you start looking more forward to it.

"I just want some of those guys to know that someone other than the coaching staff wants there (at U of L)."

Bolin said he keeps in touch with so many of the other eight commitments that he's afraid he's going to have one problem.

"I have a few that want to be my roommate and I don't know how to turn them down," Bolin said with a laugh.

Bolin said a recent rash of chatter among fans and on message boards about in-state kids looking elsewhere doesn't bother him. He said he's "100 percent committed" and looking forward to signing in February.

"I have enough faith in coach (Charlie) Strong and rest of the staff that they're going to go get the talent to be successful in the future and when they get that talent, the coaching staff will mold them into players we need.

"We're going to be just fine."

Bolin is more than just fine, he's improved and looking like he's ready to turn in a banner senior season at LexCath.

Bolin started his senior season with a solid game last week, throwing for 213 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Bell County last weekend.

"I have a little more confidence and feel like I can dominate the game a little more," Bolin said. "I feel like I am in better shape. I have the confidence and swagger to go get that couple extra yards if we need it."

Bolin and LexCath will get a major chance this weekend.

The Knights will host Ensworth, Tenn., on Saturday night in a game that will be played live on ESPNU.

"I am at a loss for words," Bolin said of the opportunity. "It's my senior year and everyone is excited about what we have the chance to be and then we get put on a pedestal with a game on ESPN. It's unreal. Not a lot of people get to do that."


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