Famurewa makes decision official

Powder Springs, Ga., McEachern High School defensive standout Henry Famurewa ahs made it no secret in recent weeks that he liked the University of Louisville. On Monday, Famurewa made it official and now U of L's count of commitments in the Class of 2014 is up to 15 prospects.

The University of Louisville football staff has added commitment No. 15 on board for the Class of 2015.

Powder Springs, Ga., McEachern linebacker Henry Famurewa had said for weeks that the Cardinals were in the lead and on Monday afternoon pulled the trigger. Famurewa called U of L coach Charlie Strong and gave him a commitment.

"I visited down there for the spring game and fell in love with the campus, facilities and everything," he said. "The coaching staff and I have a great relationship. I feel as if that's my second home."

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Famurewa picked Louisville over Iowa, North Carolina State, Boston College and Mississippi State among others. Famurewa said he had 10 scholarship offers before making his decision.

Famurewa said he has a great relationship with linebacker coach Brian Jean-Mary and Strong and noted he wanted to "thank all of the other schools who offered me a chance to attend their university."

He also said U of L being the first school to show interest in him was key.

"Not to be unfair to any of the other schools that I haven't visited, but I really am a take first guy," Famurewa said. "My family and I are fired up about the decision, my dad is actually a huge Cardinal fan.

"I'm excited. I've made my decision and it's final."

Famurewa also wanted to add, "Go Cardinals."

As a junior, Famurewa recorded 90 tackles, including 20 for a loss, and 10 sacks. He's listed as a three-star prospect by Scout.com.

Famurewa is the seventh defensive prospect in the '14 class, including the fourth potential linebacker. He's also the second prospect to commit from Georgia, following Tucker, Ga., linebacker Detric Dukes.

U of L now has one four-star and 13 three-star prospects in the class.


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