Louisville football newcomers moving in

The University of Louisville football program is ready to welcome a group of newcomers to campus with the first players set to arrive on Friday. Cardinal Authority has confirmed the arrival date for all but four U of L freshmen.

The University of Louisville football team returns a ton of talent from last year's 11-2 team that won the AllState Sugar Bowl.

But the Cardinals will also have newcomers.

And those new players will start arriving on campus today as Cardinal Authority has confirmed arrival dates for all but four of the 17 members of the recruiting class. Two players are already on campus and enrolled in school.

Flowery Branch, Ga., offensive tackle Chandler Bridges said he expects to be one of the first arrivals on Friday and noted he's "so extremely excited."

New Orleans outside linebacker Lyn Clark is also traveling to Louisville on Friday and said he would enroll early next week. Clark was one of the last commitments in the class for the Cardinals.

"It came up on me quick but I am excited about the culture change that's about to happen for me," Clark said.

Apopka, Fla., safety Terrence Ross will be another early arrival on Friday afternoon, noting that he is "just excited to be a part of the family and play for one of the top schools in the country."

Trinity wide receiver James Quick will also move in sometime today.

Tampa, Fla., cornerback Richard Benjamin said he "begin a new chapter in my life" when he arrives in Louisville on Saturday. Benjamin added, "I don't like this little break, I want to start playing football again."

Also arriving on Saturday will be Toledo, Ohio, tight end Keith Towbridge and Lexington Catholic quarterback Kyle Bolin.

After being committed for more than a year, Indianapolis offensive lineman Skylar Lacy said it's "finally time to get down there," and he's moving in on Sunday. Lacy said just to "finally be with the team is going to be great."

Hialeah, Fla., safety Chucky Williams said he will be getting to campus on Tuesday and is hoping to start working right away towards playing time.

"I just can't wait to get on the field to showcase my skills as a Miami athlete," Williams said. "I can't wait."

Gainesville, Fla., linebacker Keith Kelsey and Loxahatchee, Fla., defensive tackle Kyle Shortridge are also both expected to arrive on Tuesday.

Two newcomers – defensive end Finesse Middleton and quarterback Brett Nelson – enrolled in January. Both players participated in spring practice.

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