The University of Louisville football staff has been recruiting Tallahassee, Fla., North Florida Christian safety Lyn Strange since his sophomore season and were the second school to offer him a scholarship.
On Friday night, the Cardinals' persistence paid off.
Strange made the trip to Louisville for Friday nights Light Up The Ville elite camp and made a commitment to the Cardinals. He told the U of L coaches he was committing and then performed well in the camp.
"The atmosphere is great here," Strange said. "I love everything about it here."
Louisville beat out Illinois, Iowa State and Memphis for Strange, who also held offers from Miami, North Carolina and South Florida among several other schools. He had over 30 total offers.
"They're striving to be the No. 1 team in the country," Strange said of Louisville. "I love that and I think they could be the No. 1 team in the country and it's a great fit for me."
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Strange said his mother lives in North Georgia and "this is not too far of a drive for her."
"The coaches think I'm a big addition to the secondary," he said. "They think I can cover the inside or outside. They like my versatility."
The Scout.com analysis of Strange: