By Jody Demling - Cardinal Authority

Louisville commitments - many who were in attendance - gave a rave review of the Cardinals' efforts against Florida State on Saturday

The University of Louisville football team is the talk of the nation after a resounding 63-20 victory over Florida State on Saturday. The Cardinals are now ranked No. 3 and the reaction from some of the current commitments is very positive. Here's a look:

The University of Louisville football team is the talk of the nation after a resounding 63-20 victory over Florida State on Saturday.

The Cardinals are now ranked No. 3 and the reaction from some of the current commitments is very positive. U of L coach Bobby Petrino said on Monday that the reaction the staff has already received was "really, really good."

Here's a look at some of the reaction from the current commits, many who were in attendance.

Roswell, Ga., High School wide receiver Corey Reed - who just committed to the Cardinals last month - was at the game and spent time with another three-star wide receiver from Georgia - Justin Marshall.

Reed said he's elated that he made his decision when he did to attend U of L.

"The fans never sat down," Reed said. "It was great. It was so loud but I enjoyed it all."

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Marshall, a prospect from Conyers, Ga., Salem High School said he was pumped to watch the Cardinals in person and was even more impressed than he expected he would be.

"I expected their hunger and they have been coached so well," Marshall said. "I'm proud to say I'm a Cardinal.

"It felt like home. It's in my blood."

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Fort Smith, Ark., Northside cornerback Tre Norwood was in the stands for the game and said it was "such a great atmosphere" at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. It was the first game he had attended at U of L.

"They are die hard fans," Norwood said. "They were so into it. And the game was great. It was so much fun."

Norwood said he was elated about the future, noting he was "very glad" he committed when he did to the Cardinals.

"Being at the game today made me 10 times more excited to see what the future holds for me," he said.

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Belfry High School offensive lineman Cole Bentley - who announced last week he would enroll in January at U of L - has been to a few games at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium but said this was the best atmosphere.

The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Bentley thought "the game was crazy."

"The Ville was rocking," Bentley said. "And it really showed through the team."

Bentley said he was able to chat with a few other commitments and started to get to know them better and noted the excitement really made him want to get to Louisville as soon as he can in the winter.

"Oh yes sir, I can't wait to get there," he said.

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Nashville, Tenn., Ensworth safety Rodney Owens committed in early June and has been on several visits but said the game on Saturday makes him want to get back on campus in a hurry.

"I can't wait," he said. "I loved the atmosphere. It was incredible and really makes me more excited to get on campus and to be able to play for Louisville."

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Birmingham, Ala., Carver High School linebacker Tadarrius Patterson was also in attendance and said he was "very happy" he made the trip up for the afternoon.

"The atmosphere was crazy," Patterson said. "It was very exciting."

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Baldwin, Ga., linebacker Malik Clark was in town for his first game and said his family had "just so much fun" watching the Cardinals. He said he watched the defense and pictured himself playing for coach Todd Grantham.

"It was the best atmosphere ever," Clark said. "I knew they would have a great season on defense. I can't wait to get there."

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Suwanee, Ga., Peachtree Ridge High School Kam Jones simply said, "I can't wait to be part of it."

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Montgomery, Ala., Park Crossing quarterback Malik Cunningham was trying to make it for the game but ended up having a conflict. He said he was planning on coming to another game later in the season, perhaps N.C. State on Oct. 22.

Cunningham said he's firm on his commitment and excited about the future.

"It was amazing," Cunningham said. "It was a great one. I was very impressed with the team's performance."

http://www.scout.com/player/203578-malik-cunningham


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