Butler County, Kan., offensive tackle Joey Palmer said he had never been to the city of Louisville until Thursday afternoon, but now he plans on spending a lot of time here in the future.
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Palmer said he made an unofficial visit to Louisville and "just loved" it. He committed to U of L football coach Bobby Petrino before he left campus on Thursday.
"It was great," Palmer said. "It was my first time there but I really enjoyed it. I really like what they have going on. I love the coaches and the facilities and they're even going to upgrade the stadium and weight room."
Palmer, who played last season at San Bernardino Valley College, is originally from Thornville, Ohio, Sheridan High School. He will play his final season of JUCO ball at Butler County.
He said he also had offers from Memphis, Cincinnati, Arkansas State and others.
"They like my athleticism," he said. "They found out I tested well and had a 4.49 (shuttle run) and they really liked that. I just liked Louisville and how it's the blue-collar mentality. I'm that kind of player and I really liked what they have there at Louisville."