The University of Louisville football program has enjoyed success recruiting the Mississippi the past two seasons. The Cardinals signed a pair in the 2015 class in Jaylen Smith and Trey Smith, and currently have two, Jaquelle Green and Lamarques Thomas, committed for 2016.
On Sunday evening, Louisville made a move in hopes of adding a star from the Magnolia State from the 2017 class.
Cam Akers, a 5'10, 210-pound athlete from Clinton, Miss., and an Alabama commitment, announced on Sunday that he had picked up a scholarship offer from Louisville. The four-star prospect also holds early offers from Georgia Tech, LSU, Michigan, Tennessee and others.
Projected as a running back, Akers also spends time at quarterback for Clinton where he has compiled over 1,800 passing yards, 895 rushing yards and 37 total touchdowns.
"Akers is a strong, physical back who can run through tackles," says his Scout.com Analysis. "He sticks his foot in the ground and gets down hill. Not elite top-end speed, but quick, explosive, and fast enough. Can run inside or on the perimeter with his size and skill-set. Has the ability to play in different schemes, but made more for a pro-style offense. Can catch the ball out of the backfield and is very productive."
Akers, a member of the Scout 300, is the top-rated 2017 running back in Mississippi and fourth in the South Region.