University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino likes players who enroll at mid year. The Cardinals had a handful of those last year and have three more this season.
So, the Cardinals start signing day with three in the fold.
Port Charlotte, Fla., defensive end Kordell Slater is the long high school player enrolled early, while junior college defensive back Ronald Walker and junior college defensive tackle Chris Williams are also enrolled at U of L.
"We're excited about those guys and getting them in early," U of L coach Bobby Petrino said. "We're thrilled with these guys."
Slater is a 6-foot-6, 255-pound defneisve end who visited the Cardinals in early December and committed. He enrolled last month and was a former commitment to South Florida.
A product of Jackson High in Callaway, Miss., Walker is rated one of the top junior-college prospects in the country, ranking as the No. 4 JUCO cornerback nationally by Scout.com. He had 15 tackles, four pass break ups and one interception in his final JUCO season at Copriah-Lincoln in Mississippi.
The 6-foot-1, 300-pound Walker is a native of Tyrone, Ga., and was the defensive MVP of the national junior-college title. He helped NW Mississippi to a 10-1 record this season, logging 21 tackles and four sacks in eight games.
He attended Sandy Creek High School, the same school as current U of L players Shaq Wiggins and JaQuay Savage.
Cardinal Authority will keep you posted on all of the Louisville signees throughout the day.