A look at a few recruiting notes from the University of Louisville football program

Cardinal Authority takes a look at a few recruiting notes from the University of Louisville football program. The Cardinals have 20 verbal commitments in the Class of 2016.

Tillman solid and makes All-State

Dothan, Ala., Northview defensive lineman Caleb Tillman confirmed recently that he's "100 percent solid" on his commitment to the University of Louisville football program. He has been committed since late July.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Tillman was also named Class 6-A All-State honorable mention in Alabama. He's expected to be able to come in right away and help the Cardinals' on the defenisve front.

"He's so strong and so versatile," Northview coach LaBrian Stewart said in a recent interview.

Stewart said Tillman is solid on Louisville, noting "we don't even give him any other mail. He'll take one visits and that's all."

Slater signs with the Cardinals

Louisville's latest commitment - Port Charlotte, Fla., defensive end Kordell Slater - has officially signed with the Cardinals.

Slater, who graduated last week from high school, told Cardinal Authority that he signed his paperwork on Saturday and plans on arriving on U of L's campus this coming Sunday.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Slater will enroll at U of L on Monday and be eligible to participate in spring practice.

He's the only high school early enrollee for the Cardinals, who also have junior college signees Ronald Walker and Chris Williams arriving on campus and enrolling next week.

Blue named All-State

U of L safety commitment P.J. Blue was named All-State in the state of Alabama.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Blue was named first-team 6-A All-State after a standout season for Montgomery, Ala., Park Crossing.

He averaged 6.7 tackles a game and had three interceptions on an 8-3 team.

U of L prospects in All-Star games

Several U of L prospects will be competing in All-Star games in the next couple of weeks.

U of L quarterback commitment Jawon Pass will play in the U.S. Army All-American game on Jan. 9 in San Antonio.

Also at the Army game will be Coconut Creek, Fla., cornerback Trayvon Mullen, who made a visit to U of L earlier this month.

The Cardinals are also still being listed by Deerfield Beach, Fla., wide receiver Cavin Ridley, who will play on Saturday in the Under Armour game to be held in Orlando, Fla.


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