Phenix City, Ala., Central High School offensive lineman Cameron Fraser had been committed to South Florida since June.
But that didn't stop other schools from staying in contact and Fraser from having a plan to make a final decision.
The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Fraser stuck to his plan.
The three-star prospect made official visits to South Florida, Alabama-Birmingham and Louisville and then on Tuesday made his verbal commitment to the Cardinals, becoming the 15th commitment in the Class of 2013.
"It was the perfect fit," Fraser said. "Everything was so good about it. I loved the players, the coaches, the facilities and the city. It was just everything about it.
"I really enjoyed it there and knew it was the place for me."
Fraser, the No. 80 offensive tackle in the class according to Scout.com, is the third offensive lineman in the '13 class for the Cardinals. He said the U of L coaching staff told him "there's a chance to play if I do what I am supposed to do."
"(Line coach Dave Borbely) was a big reason," Fraser said. "I looked at Coach Borbs' resume and I was like, ‘Wow.' He's put a lot of guys into the NFL."
While he played at 294 as a junior, Fraser said he's down to 280 pounds now. He said the U of L staff "said they could see me at 305 to 315" pounds.
"My grandpa is 6-5 and my other grandpa is 6-3," Fraser said. "My grandpa (father's side) played at Bowling Green for four years. I just love football, always have loved it. I just go to work and do whatever I can to help my team."
Fraser said he's "really relieved" to have a decision and noted he "can't wait" to sign with the Cardinals next week.
"I'm really excited," Fraser added.