U of L football: Top sleepers

The University of Louisville football team travels to Atlanta for the opener on Saturday against Auburn in the Georgia Dome. Here's a look at a few players flying a bit under the radar and are sleepers for having big seasons.

The University of Louisville football team has a bunch of players that could be 'star' material and there are plenty of newcomers who could become key contributors this season.

But the Cardinals also have a flown under the radar. Cardinal Authority now takes a look at a few players we consider "sleeper" players who could turn into major stars for the Cardinals this season.

Here's a look at five:

Keith Brown, linebacker: It's not like he an unknown but with all of the attention for the two inside linebackers - Keith Kelsey and James Burgess - Brown is a little unnoticed. Brown is a former freshman All-American and has now moved outside. He's in great shape after battling through injuries and is primed for a major role this season with the defense.

L.J. Scott, running back: Scott was the fourth player to run for 100 yards last season and won't beat out starter Brandon Radcliff in the backfield, but is expected to play a huge role. He'll get some catches out of the backfield and will also likely play some fullback - two back sets - with Radcliff.

Micky Crum: Tight end Cole Hikituni is one of the top newcomers and Crum should also be a major contributors at tight end, especially with Keith Towbridge still battling back from an injury. Crum has improved more than any of the redshirt freshmen from last season according to the coaches.

Trevon Young, defensive end: Don't forget about Young. He was a JUCO transfer last season and contributed and could be the Deiontrez Mount-type player who shines on the outside for the defense.

Corvin Lamb: The speedster missed most of last season after another knee injury. He is back and looks the part as far as speed and cutting ability. He'll be huge in the return game for the Cardinals.


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