Three Louisville commits leave game 'in awe'

Three University of Louisville football commitments, including Lexington Catholic quarterback Kyle Bolin, spent some time together last weekend during the U of L home opener against Kentucky. Two of the three say they are now 100 percent committed to the Cardinals after seeing a game for the first time.

Lexington Catholic quarterback Kyle Bolin was the first commitment in the Class of 2013 for the University of Louisville and has done his fair share of recruiting other prospects to try and help them land with the Cardinals.

Bolin took in last weekend's game against Kentucky and spent time with two other commitments – Jacarthy Mack and Keith Towbridge.

Cardinal Authority talked with all three prospects that enjoyed the 32-14 victory by the Cardinals in front of a record crowd at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

"It was a great experience," Bolin said. "A lot of times you go to a game and it's sunny and the fans are having a great time. So, it was nice to see that Louisville has that kind of support in the worst conditions. That was nice to see.

"I think that was really good for all of the commits to see something like that."

Bolin, who spent time with Towbridge on Saturday night and Mack on Sunday night, said Teddy Bridgewater's 19 of 21 passing game "blows my mind."

"The offense was really good," Bolin said. "I've been to a few practices, so it was nice to watch Teddy and see some of the signs and be like, ‘I know what this play is.' I would then try to dissect the play and see if I knew what they were doing."

Bolin said he felt like some of the other recruits left the game "in awe," noting that he feels like everyone always like the program more after a visit.

"I hear that from a lot of people, they come into Louisville and don't expect as much as other places but they walk away in awe," Bolin said.

Mack and Towbridge, who were both already, committed, are in the category.

Mack is a linebacker/defensive end from Lithonia, Ga., Martin Luther King, who said other schools have still been recruiting him.

"It was so much fun and the fans showed much love," Mack said. "It was more than I expected. The fans knew who I was and it was just a great atmosphere.

"(The visit) does help me a lot. I am 100 percent committed to Louisville and that can not change for anything."

Mack said he had fun watching the defensive schemes and paying close attention to the linebackers and defensive ends.

"I was trying to watch because one of the linebackers also plays defensive end," Mack said. "It was a good weekend overall. Kyle (Bolin) and I spent some time together and he's a real cool dude."

Mack said his high school teammate – athlete DeMarquis Polite-Bray – also made the trip to the game and he "liked it a whole lot."

Towbridge, a tight end from Toledo Central Catholic, also said the visit helped solidify his commitment to the Cardinals.

"It helps a lot actually," Towbridge said. "I'm solid with my commitment to Louisville. It was great except for the rain. But I had a chance to see how the offense plays and the atmosphere was just crazy.

"Kyle and I were walking down Floyd Street and people were so rowdy. Kyle knows everybody, it was just a lot of fun. It was nice."

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