With national signing day just two days away, CardinalAuthority.com provides our projections as to how we believe the University of Louisville will round out its current class of football recruits.
We'll update this mock class again before signing day on Wednesday.
The Cardinals currently have 20 verbal commitments in the Class of 2016. We expect the Cardinals will sign a class of 24.
U of L has at least 10 options still left for guys to fill out the final few spots.
So, here's the way we see it breaking down as of now:
Class of 2016 Mock Class
In: Jawon Pass
Note: Pass visited U of L last weekend and the 4-star QB is solid.
In: Malik Staples, Dae Williams
Out: Arkeem Byrd, Justin Crawford, Malik Williams, Brian Lankford-Johnson
Note: Staples and Williams are solid; we expected Malik Wiilliams to be part of this class but now it's not so certain; It now appears the Cardinals will only add two running backs in this class.
In: Chris Taylor-Yamanoha, Keion Wakefield, Seth Dawkins, Dez Fitzpatrick, Keyshawn Young
Out: Freddie Pinder
Note: Fitzpatrick is announcing today and we feel like he'll join the Cardinals; and now we believe Young might pick the Cardinals over Michigan and USC on signing day.
In: Austin Cummins
Note: Cummins is solid.
In: Robbie Bell
Out: Paul Ramirez, Shane Richards, Tyler Roemer
Note: Ramirez and Richards are both making decisions; but we feel the Cardinals will only add one lineman. Also interested to see what the staff does with James DeMatto, who wants to be part of the class.
In: Austin Johnson
Out: Alex Barbir
Note: Johnson will be an excellent punter; Barbir committed to Penn State.
In: Kordell Slater, Caleb Tillman, Mike Boykin.
Out: Eric Mitchell.
Note: The three committed at this point will be the three the Cards sign.
In: Tabarius Peterson, Tobias Little, Gary McCrae
Out: Emmett Rice, Chris Baccus, Giovanni LaFrance, Kapri Doucet, Erroll Thompson
Note: McCrae visited and appears to be leaning towards U of L; Rice will decide on Tuesday.
In: Chris Williams, Derek Dorsey
Note: All good with those two guys already committed.
In: P.J. Blue, Lamarques Thomas, London Iakopo
Out: Josh Moran, Jaquelle Green, James Wiggins, Chris Tooley
Note: Green isn't going to make a visit and won't be part of the class; we expect Iakopo to join the class.
In: Ronald Walker, Rodjay Burns
Out: Trayvon Mullen, Armunz Matthews, Baylen Buchanan
Note: Walker is already enrolled; Mullen made an unofficial visit this weekend is really looking hard at the Cardinals, while we think Burns will flip back to Louisville on signing day.