Louisville has a 'good one' in Colburn

IRMO, S.C. -- Future University of Louisville running back commit Matthew Colburn visits with Cardinal Authority.

Standing 5-foot-8, maybe a touch taller with cleats on, University of Louisville running back commit Matthew Colburn hasn't let his shorter stature limit his success on the football field.

The three-star Dutch Fork, S.C., prospect is among the top players in the Palmetto State. The Class 4A Division 1 Player of the Year as a junior, Colburn established new school records for touchdowns and rushing yards while guiding his team to a state title last fall.

“He's got everything but the sheer size,” said Dutch Fork head coach Tom Knotts told Cardinal Authority. “He's got the speed, the power, the vision, the cuts and he can run over them or make them miss. He's also good in the passing game because he's a good protector and he can catch well out of the backfield.”

Selected to play in the Carolina's Shrine Bowl earlier this week, Colburn excels both on and off the field. He's one of the team's leaders and is a quick study.

“He's one of the few leaders that we have in this senior class,” Knotts said. “Coach Petrino got a good one in Matthew.”

Cardinal Authority visited Dutch Fork High School this week and went 1-on-1 with the future Cardinals running back.


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