Louisville defensive lineman Caleb Tillman having a banner senior season in Alabama

Louisville football commitment Caleb Tillman of Dothan, Ala., Northview is enjoying a banner senior season. The defensive tackle and previous Mississippi State commitment said he's still "solid" on his commitment to the Cardinals.

Caleb Tillman has been watching the University of Louisville football team and playing at a high level on the field for Dothan, Ala., Northview High School during his senior season.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Tillman helped Northview win four straight games in the middle of the season. The Cougars have since lost three in a row and have played a tough schedule with a 4-4 overall record.

"It's been a good season for me" Tillman said in a recent text exchange.

Tillman had 47 tackles, including 11 tackles for a loss, as a junior and is on pace to surpass both of those numbers this season with already over 30 tackles and almost a dozen of those tackles for a loss.

While Tillman is a player on the field, he also holds a 3.0 grade-point average in the classroom and said he's "being a leader."

Tillman committed to the Cardinals in July after backing off a previous pledge to Mississippi State. He also considered North Carolina and Mississippi before deciding on the Cardinals.

Other schools have stayed in touch but Tillman said he's still a Cardinals.

"I'm solid," he said.

In a recent profile on WSFA.com in Alabama, Tillman's father - Dennis - told the website his son was born premature and only weighed three pounds and eight ounces when he was born.

Tillman ranks as the No. 2 defensive end in Alabama and No. 119 in the country.

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