Clinton, Miss., running back Cam Akers, an Alabama commitment, was offered by Louisville on Sunday

Clinton, Miss., running back Cam Akers, an Alabama commitment, was offered by Louisville on Sunday

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.


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