Cards land a CB from Miami

The University of Louisville football team has landed a commitment from a prospect who visited last weekend. The Cardinals got a commitment from Miami Killian cornerback Trumaine Washington. Cardinal Authority has the latest.

Miami Killian cornerback Trumaine Washington told University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino and his staff when he left from his visit last weekend that he was going to stay true to his word and make a final visit.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Washington did that this weekend, making a trip to Syracuse that finished up earlier this morning.

But it didn't take him long after that visit to make up his mind as Washington has committed to play for the Louisville Cardinals.

"It just felt like home," Washington said. "They have so many Florida guys up there, I was really comfortable."

The under-the-radar prospect picked the Cardinals over Syracuse and was also hearing from West Virginia, Washington State and Western Kentucky.

Washington shut down at least five big-time wide receivers in South Florida, including holding Scout.com's No. 3 wide receiver Ermon Lane to no catches and also getting an interception in that game.

"I really felt like I was under the radar," Washington said. "Not that many schools knew me until late. But I faced some of the best receivers in the nation. I stopped some of the best out there.

"They knew they didn't have any catches on me."

Washington had four interceptions as a senior and nine for his career, while also returning two punts for touchdowns this past season.


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