A 4-star Friday for Louisville football

One day after losing to Florida State University in a heartbreaking 42-31 decision, the University of Louisville had a very positive Friday. The Cardinals landed four verbal commitments for the future, including a four-star and a trio of three-stars. Here's a wrap up of the big day in recruiting.

It was a fabulous Friday for University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino and his staff in the recruiting world.

After suffering a tough loss on Thursday night to Florida State, the Cardinals landed four verbal commitments from recruiting targets.

"It's been a good day for them," said Florence, Ala., safety Darius Smith, who was the second of the fourth commitments of the day. "What's not to like about them."

Two of the four commitments were at the game on Thursday night.

Smith, who was playing on Thursday night at the same time of the U of L game, said the effort against Florida State "shows Louisville is right there."

The day started with a four-star commitment from Farmington, Mich., wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick. The Class of 2016 standout is one of the top 200 prospects in the '16 class.

Fitzpatrick had some nice offers and interest from a ton of the bigger schools, including Michigan and Michigan State.

The second pickup of the day was Smith, who is listed as the No. 38 outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com, but will be moved to safety in the updated rankings.

Smith became the fifth commitment for U of L from the state of Alabama in the '15 class.

Scout.com national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons called Smith's commitment a "great" pickup for the Cardinals.

"Long and lean kid with SO much upside," Simmons said. "The kid can run, he has great range, and excellent ball skills."

And then it was time to hit the junior-college ranks for U of L.

Eastern Arizona College offensive lineman Khalil Hunter was the third pickup of the day for the Cardinals. The 6-3, 290-pound Hunter could come in and start right away.

Hunter was one of five prospects on an official visit for the Floria State game and committed just before he left town.

Hunter's teammate - running back Tim Cook - also confirmed his commitment before leaving town. He had wanted to commit several months ago and now it's official.

With the three '15 commitments, the Cardinals now have 21 commitments in the class and moved up to No. 33 in the rankings.

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