The University of Louisville football program has two new players.
The Cardinals announced the signing of junior-college players Ronald Walker and Chris Williams on Wednedsay, the first day of the mid-year signing day for JUCO players. Both are former Mississippi commitments.
And both players will enroll next month and participate in spring ball.
"We are thrilled to be able to add two outstanding players to our 2016 recruiting class during this period," Bobby Petrino said. "Walker is a tremendous athlete with excellent size at 6-foot-2. Williams fills a big need for us on the defensive line, and I like his athleticism and pass-rushing ability from the defensive tackle position."
Walker, who played two years at Copriah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi is a product of Jackson High in Callaway, Miss. He was ranked as the Np. 35 JUCO player in the Scout100 and is the No. 4 JUCO cornerback in the country.
Walker recorded 15 tackles, four pass break ups, and one interception during his final junior-college season.
"I'm excited to get there," Walker said. "I loved the city and the coaches and the team. I can't wait to be part of it."
The 6-foot, 290-pound Williams is expected to contribute immediately on the defensive line and was ranked as the No. 66 prospect in all of JUCO by Scout.com - No. 8 at defensive tackle.
The Tyrone, Ga., native was the defensive MVP of the national junior-college title. He helped his team to a 11-1 record this season, logging 21 tackles and four sacks in eight games.
"Just the coaches and the players, they were great and I can't wait to play there," Williams said. "Coach Petrino is such a cool guy and coach (Todd) Grantham is going to be fun to play for."
Williams attended Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., the same school as current UofL players Ja’Quay Savage and Shaq Wiggins.