University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino said he held onto a few scholarships in his first class for any late pickups.
On Tuesday, the Cardinals landed one of those.
Former U.S. Army All-American safety James Sample, who spent two years at Washington and one at a California junior college, is the newest member of the U of L program. The Cardinals confirmed the addition.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound played for the Huskies in 2011 and 2012. Sample played in three games in 2012, and also saw action in two games in 2011 before his season ended early due to an injury.
"James is an outstanding football player who will help us fill a void on our football team," Petrino said in a release. "He has outstanding size at the safety position and will add immediate depth to this position on our football team."
Before signing with Louisville, Sample attended American River College in California and will be eligible next season with two years of eligibility remaining.