Memphis WR 'can't wait' to get to Louisville

Memphis Melrose wide receiver Cornelius Sturghill changed his mind in the final days leading up to signing day, now can't wait to get to Louisville for next football season. Cardinal Authority caught up with Sturghill.

Cornelius Sturghill was all set on his college, committing to Wisconsin in the middle of January after making a visit.

But once the University of Louisville started calling Sturghill and floating the idea of him playing wide receiver, the Memphis Melrose standout said he "couldn't pass it up."

So the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Sturghill changed his mind after a visit to U of L in the days leading up to signing day and last Wednesday signed with the Cardinals.

"I can't wait to get there," he said. "The staff really did a great job, I talked to them when they were at Western Kentucky. I just liked them and I liked (playing offense).

"Being able to play wide receiver was big for me. I feel like I can play either side of the ball, but I wanted to play offense."

Sturghill said Wisconsin was recruiting him for defense. He had almost a dozen offers.

A speedy, physical receiver, Sturghill had 51 catches for 961 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior. He earned 5-A all-state honors at wide receiver after leading the Golden Wildcats to an 8-4 record one year after finishing 0-10.

Sturghill said he's pumped to play for the Cardinals and said the fans will soon get to know him as a "hard-working player who goes out there and plays with a lot of confidence."


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