QB Lamar Jackson signs with Louisville

Boynton Beach, Fla., quarterback Lamar Jackson spurned interest from others and officially became a Louisville Cardinal on Wednesday

In his Scout Spotlight feature, Boynton Beach, Fla., quarterback Lamar Jackson states a pair of goals as he moves to the college ranks, "graduate from college and play in the NFL."

The highly-sought after quarterback will be doing so in the red and black. Jackson, who drew interest from a number of colleges since first committing to Louisville last fall, signed his Letter of Intent with the University of Louisville on Wednesday.

"He's an absolute playmaker," said Boynton Beach head coach Andy Siegal. "He has a lot ability and can make big plays in so many ways."

Jackson, who threw for 1,306 yards and rushed for 962 while accounting for 35 total touchdowns as a senior, was named to Florida's 6-A first-team All-State team as a utility player by the Associated Press.

"Louisville is getting a great one in Lamar," Siegal said. "I told him that he'll do well with Bobby Petrino and that they'll have very high expectations for him. He's excited about it."

Jackson signed with Louisville over Florida, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Tennessee and a host of others.


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