The University of Louisville football staff is scouring the country for offensive lineman in the Class of 2015.
On Friday, the Cardinals landed a player who could be in the starting lineup at the beginning of next season on the line.
Eastern Arizona College offensive tackle Khalil Hunter gave the Cardinals a verbal commitment after finishing an official visit. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Hunter is a native of Orlando, Fla.
Hunter said he was in double digits of offers, including U of L, South Florida, Georgia, Cincinnati, Georgia Southern, Memphis and others. He said Mississippi State, Purdue and Illinois were also involved but he has picked the Cardinals.
Hunter said early playing time has been talked about and is a "big, big" factor.
"(Line coach Chris Klenakis) told me they need linemen," Hunter said. "So for me, I just have two years to play. I want to find somewhere I can play right away."
Hunter is hoping to get to Louisville in January and he will have two years to play for the Cardinals.
He's the third commitment of the day for U of L, along with Florence, Ala., safety/linebacker Dee Smith and 2016 Michigan wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick.
U of L now has 20 commitments in '15.