Demopolis, Ala., defensive end Tim Bonner had more than 10 scholarship offers and had been considered a lean to Mississippi State.
But on Monday, Bonner gave a commitment to the University of Louisville.
The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Bonner picked the Cardinals over the Bulldogs, Kentucky, Southern Miss, UAB, Troy, Appalachian State, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State and Jacksonville State.
"I just loved Louisville when I was there and it felt like home," Bonner told Cardinal Authority. "(Assistant coach L.D. Scott) was great and it just felt right.
"So I wanted to be part of the Louisville team. They have a great program."
Bonner’s first offer came in early spring from Appalachian State and then had eight come in a week during the month of March.
U of L started recruiting him in the spring and made a visit to campus on July 18-19, noting that he "fell" for the place right away.
"They showed me around and it was great," Bonner said. "It really just felt like home. I liked Louisville because they show you love and they seem like a real family."
Bonner plays linebacker mostly at the high school level but will most likely play defensive end in college. He was named Class 5-A/4-A All-State as a junior.
"Speed rush," Bonner said. "That's what I am good at. Third-down speed rush off the end. We're going to have a really good team this year. I wanted to make my decision to get all the pressure off my shoulders before the season."
Bonner runs a 4.5 40-yard dash.