U of L football frosh 'ready to roll'

Cardinal Authority has confirmed that at least 13 new University of Louisville football players will arrive on campus in the next week. U of L summer school starts the second session next Tuesday and the newcomers will be enrolled and start classes then. Here's the latest.

The University of Louisville football program is about to get a new batch of freshmen arriving on campus in the next week.

Cardinal Authority has confirmed at least 13 newcomers - members of the Class of 2015 - will arrive on campus and enroll in classes.

The newcomers can enroll in class next Tuesday and will then be eligible to workout with the team for the remainder of the summer.

Among the top guys arriving will be quarterback Lamar Jackson, wide receiver Devante Peete and safety Khane Pass. All are expected on Sunday to arrive on campus.

Jackson, one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the country, said he's excited to get to campus. He was at the U of L Spring Game in April and said he "can't wait to get back to start competing" for the quarterback job.

The 6-foot-6, 200-pound Peete, who picked U of L over Florida State, was rumored to be a guy who might not be academically eligible but he's coming this weekend and will be in class next week at U of L.

"I can't wait to get there and start making plays," Peete said. "I'm so excited."

Pass, a top safety prospect from Columbus, Ga., Carver, is also expected on Sunday. His brother, five-star quarterback Jawon Pass is a member of the 2016 class and has U of L in his final five listing of schools.

Lilburn, Ga., Parkview defensive end G.G. Robinson picked the Cardinals over Auburn on signing day and said he is "ready to get to work and see what God has in store for me." He will arrive in town on Saturday night.

The Cardinals will also have three new 'Smith' players this weekend.

Pascagoula, Miss., wide receiver Jaylen Smith said he is "ready to roll," with his new team and get in Sunday evening.

Madison, Miss., Central athlete Trey Smith arrives on Friday and Florence, Ala., safety Dee Smith - a four-star prospect - also arrives this weekend.

Smiths Station, Ala., linebacker Amonte Caban confirmed that he will also be on campus this weekend and "can't wait to get started."

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Caban is a three-star prospect and was one of the top defensive players in Alabama last season.

Ocala, Fla., Trinity Catholic offensive lineman Geron Christian said he would arrive on campus on Friday, while Pratville, Ala., offensive lineman Kenny Thomas and junior-college lineman Kiola Mahoni said they would be here on Sunday afternoon.

"I can't wait to get up there and compete and learn hwo to do things on my own," Thomas said. "I'm excited to get going."

Pembroke Pines, Fla., Flanagan wide receiver Emonee Spence said he would arrive on campus on June 7 and enroll that day.

offensive lineman Kevin Austin, a late signee from Mesa Community College, is planning on arriving on Saturday and said he has "a solid understanding of the playbook. I'm excited."

Eight newcomers are already enrolled at U of L and participated in spring practice.

Two sources have confirmed Citra, Fla., running back James Allen is coming this weekend, but the player has not confirmed his travel plans.

Cardinal Authority is still trying to confirm the travel plans for offensive lineman Chandler Jones and defensive ends Tim Bonner and Jonathan Greenard.

Former TCU star Devonte Fields told CA in February that he wasn't expecting to make it to campus before July.

Cardinal Authority will keep you posted on the progress of the entire class.


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