Commitment corner: Daniel Gresham

The University of Louisville has 25 verbal commitments in the Class of 2014. Cardinal Authority will be checking in with those prospects throughout the season. Here's a look at Fort Worth, Tx., All Saints running back Daniel Gresham.

University of Louisville football commitment Daniel Gresham still hasn't played an entire game during his senior season because Fort Worth, Tx., All Saints Episcopal School has been dominating the competition.

But the 5-foot-11, 225-pound running back is still putting up big numbers.

Gresham has only 46 carries but has 416 yards – 8.49 yards a carry – and 12 touchdowns in six wins by All Saints.

"It's exciting winning like we have been," said Gresham, whose teams closest game has been a 48-13 win over the Dallas Episcopal School.

Ranked as the No. 1 fullback in the country, Gresham said he has made "major improvements" in his all-around game since last season. He's been timed at a 4.53 in the 40-yard dash and has put on 10 pounds.

"I'm a lot stronger and faster," Gresham said. "I ran a 4.1 shuttle (run) and that was the fastest I've ever run and my vertical is up to 36.

"I think that's really helped me on the field."

Gresham has eight touchdowns in his last three games, including six carries for 76 yards and four TDs last week in a blowout of Oakridge.

While he's focused on trying to help his team win a state title, Gresham said it's "very nice" not to have to worry about the recruiting process.

Gresham has been watching Louisville and is "very impressed," with the Cardinals, noting they "just look great."

"I talk to coach (Kenny) Carter and coach (Shawn) Watson quite a bit," he said. "Coach Carter was telling me how he rotates the three backs.

"The recruiting process was fun at first but then it starts to get annoying and you kind of lose that taste of football. I am so glad I don't have to worry about it."

Gresham said he is hoping to get to Louisville "as soon as I can," to help him learn the offense and prepare for next season.

He still has family in Louisville after growing up here and is "so excited" to get back for his college days.

"It's been really cool (to be committed)," Gresham said. "But I'm not there yet. You have to keep a good head on your shoulders and improve."


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