A week following a visit to the Louisville campus, Darien (Ill) Hinsdale South quarterback Sean McCormack has committed to the Cardinals and will join the roster as an invited walk-on.
"I loved the atmosphere there went I visited," he told Cardinal Authority on Friday. "I love the coaches and the way they run things. The offense they run really fits with what I'm able to do. I felt like it was a great system to be in to play college ball.
"I called Coach Petrino and told him that I wanted to commit, then I tweeted out that I committed."
McCormack comes with a nice resume. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound quarterback threw for more than 3,000 yards and 35 touchdowns, while completing 62 percent of his attempts. In the process he set new school career and single season records while helping Hinsdale South to the state semifinals.
"I didn't get to start my junior year, but my senior year I was able to get the starting role," explained. "We had a strong team because we had a lot of guys back, so we had a really strong year and made it to the final four.
"It was fun to make those records and make memories with my team."
He was named All-Arean and was the Suburban Life Player of the Year.
The newest Cardinal quarterback, who is also a standout on the hardwood for his school, is already planning a pair of return trips this spring.
"I plan on going down to visit one more time to talk with the coaches and then I'm going down to the camp in June," he said.