The University of Louisville football team has landed commitment No. 22 in the Class of 2017 - and he's a specialist.
Clayton, N.C., High School All-American long snapper Mitch Hall was offered a scholarship by the Cardinals two weeks ago and on Friday night he Tweeted out his decision to commit to the program.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Hall is rated as the No. 2 long snapper in the country and will play in the U.S. Army All-American game in January.
"All that Louisville has to offer is off the charts in all areas: academics, sports and campus life," Hall told Cardinal Authority. "It feels amazing to be committed especially to such an amazing program such as Louisville."
Hall has been recruited by U of L special teams coach Tony Grantham. The Cardinals long snapper this season - Colin Holba - is a senior.
"Coach Grantham told me that it's not a given job," Hall said. "It's something I'd have to come and show that I deserve the starting position. But he said if they didn't trust that I'd do what was needed to get done I wouldn't be in the position I'm in now.
"So yes playing time is obviously a big part in this, and I plan on representing the "L" as great as I can."
Hall is planning on attending the North Carolina State game in a few weeks. He also has a full scholarship offer from Memphis and had preferred walk-on spots from Tennessee, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina State and Penn State.