Blair commits to Louisville after visit

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong landed another commitment on Saturday afternoon, picking up a verbal from Jacksonville, Fla., Sandalwood High School wide receiver Desean Blair. Cardinal Authority has the story:

Desean Blair already had the University of Louisville high on his list before making a visit to campus this weekend.

But once he was on campus, Blair knew it was the right place for him so he gave U of L coach Charlie Strong a verbal commitment.

"Hanging out with some of the guys and seeing the staff, it just felt like the place for me," Blair told Cardinal Authority. "The staff really cares about you and I just knew this was the place for me."

The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Blair is a three-star prospect and is considered the No. 76 wide receiver in the country by

Blair picked U of L over Vanderbilt and also had offers from Iowa State, Maryland and Temple. Assistant coach Ron Dugans, who the player said has been in contact for a few months, recruited Blair for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals offered him a scholarship in late February and he started checking out the program and the offense more in recent weeks.

"It's great to be a wide receiver in that offense," Blair said. "The spread offense is great and they really like to throw the ball around. I'm excited."

As a junior, Blair had 36 receptions for 671 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Blair is the eighth commitment in the Class of 2014 for Louisville, including five since last Saturday's Spring Game. U of L now has five from the state of Florida in this class, including two from the Jacksonville-area.

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