Trinity star Burns commits to Louisville

The University of Louisville football team held a Junior Day on Saturday and picked up a commitment from Trinity High School athlete Rodjay Burns. Cardinal Authority has the latest from Burns, who is the fifth commitment for the Cardinals in the Class of 2016.

Trinity High athlete Rodjay Burns said last month when he received a scholarship offer from the University of Louisville that he could see himself playing for the Cardinals.

On Saturday, Burns made it official.

While on a visit to U of L's Junior Day, Burns gave the Cardinals a verbal commitment. It was first reported by Cardinal Authority and is the fifth commitment in the Class of 2016 for Louisville and the second this week.

"Louisville just makes me feel comfortable," Burns told Cardinal Authority. "I like they put the school first before the sport and how they will prepare you for the next level."

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Burns played both wide receiver and cornerback for the Shamrocks. He said the U of L staff has termed him an "athlete' and that his position would be figured out at a later time.

After getting his offer, Burns said knowing some guys on the team also played a big factor and added that was true once he committed.

"I grew up an Ohio State fan but being from Louisville, I like them a lot," he said. "Reggie (Bonanfon) and James (Quick) are close friends, so I they have told me a lot about it and they like it. I've been out there with those guys."

As a junior, Burns led the Class 6-A state champion Shamrocks with four interceptions and also led the team with 47 catches for 718 yards and seven touchdowns. He averaged 14.3 yards on punt returns and 17.5 yards on kick returns.


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