University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino landed another top prospect from the state of Alabama on Wednesday.
Prattville, Ala., massive offensive guard Kenny Thomas gave Petrino a verbal commitment, picking the Cardinals over Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, Minnesota and others.
Thomas said his longtime family friend - U of L freshman tight end Charles Standberry - was his host on a recent visit and was a "real big" reason he liked the Cardinals.
The 6-foot-6, 330-pound Thomas - a three-star prospect - made his visit two weeks ago.
"I really liked the coaches a lot," he said. "Coach (Chris Klenakis, offensive line) and coach Petrino and (L.D.) Scott. They're all real cool."
Thomas is the fifth Alabama recruit to commit to Louisville in the '15 class following phenix City Central running back Traveon Samuel; Smiths Station linebacker Amonte Caban; Florence safety Dee Smith and Demopolis defensive end Tim Bonner.
Thomas is ranked as the No. 68 offensive guard in the country and No. 4 in Alabama.