Louisville LBer commit having big season

Hiram, Ga., High School linebacker Jonathan Greenard is off to a big start this season. The Louisville commitment already has four sacks and is hoping to break the school record - 10 - before the end of the season. Greenard talks about his commitment and his season.

University of Louisville football commitment Jonathan Greenard has come on strong since making his pledge to the Cardinals in early June.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Greenard said he's in better shape, his ranking has been updated (from unranked to No. 80 linebacker in the country) and now he's off to a big start for Hiram, Ga., High School.

Greenard said he's bigger and faster than last season and it's helped Hiram to a 3-1 record and one of the top five ranked defenses in the region. He has 15 tackles, including four sacks for Hiram in four games.

"I want to break the school record for sacks," he said. "I think it's 10. I at least want to get enough to tie it. It's been a good year so far.

"I feel like it's been a big, big change for me. I'm in great shape. We went 1-9 last year, so this has been a huge start for us."

Greenard said he plans to visit U of L for perhaps the Kentucky game - or maybe Florida State - and noted he has been watching them this season.

"Coach (Todd) Grantham has done a great job with the defense," he said. "Those guys fly all over the field, all around the ball and it's fun to watch.

"We talk every week and I'm glad I made that decision."

Greenard also plays tight end for Hiram and has five catches for 62 yards.

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