Florida LBer commits to Louisville

The University of Louisville football team has picked up its third commitment for the Class of 2014. Tallahassee, Fla., linebacker Jeff Williams called U of L coach Charlie Strong on Thursday afternoon and gave him a commitment. Cardinal Authority spoke with Williams about his decision:

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong has tapped into the state of Florida for another commitment, this time beating out Florida State.

The Cardinals landed a commitment on Thursday afternoon from Tallahassee, Fla., Lincoln High School linebacker Jeff Williams.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Williams had offers from Florida State, Mississippi, North Carolina and several other schools.

"It just felt right," Williams told Cardinal Authority. "It felt like the best place for me and I know the coaches are going to take care of me there.

"I love coach Strong and he's not just taking advantage of you because you are a player like some coaches. He really takes care of you and wants to see you graduate."

Williams is a three-star prospect and ranks as the No. 77 outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com.

"Louisville fans can expect me to play fast, be disciplined and do my job," Williams said. "I'm excited and it feels so good."

Williams is considered one of the top prospects in the Sunshine State in '14.

"Jeffrey is so fast and so athletic," Lincoln coach Yusuf Shakir told Scout.com last month. "He's just relentless and plays so hard on every play. He's one of those type of kids that will have success because he takes no plays off. Ever. He will be at least 230-pounds. He's just a natural player that's just starting to lift some weights."

Williams said he will visit U of L this summer. He joins Hialeah, Fla., safety Michael Johnson and Trinity quarterback Reggie Bonnafon as the three commitments in the Class of 2014 for the Cardinals.

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