Chad Simmons

A few recruiting notes from the University of Louisville football program

A few recruiting notes from the University of Louisville football program.

Troutman wins Florida state title

University of Louisville 2018 safety commitment Trenell Troutman won a state championship on Friday night.

Troutman led Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas High School with seven tackles and two pass breakups as the Raiders rolled to a 45-6 victory over Tampa Plant in the Florida Class 7-A state championship game.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Troutman is one of five commitments in the '18 class for the Cardinals.

Troutman averaged five tackles a game this season and had four interceptions for the Raiders.

Cunningham named Player of the Year

Montgomery, Ala., Park Crossing quarterback Malik Cunningham - a Louisville commitment - was named Public School Player of the Year by the Montgomery Quarterback Club.

Cunningham, who will be presented with the award at a banquet next week, had a stellar senior season.

In 14 games, Cunningham passed for 2,913 yards and 30 touchdowns as he helped Park Crossing to the Class 6-A state semifinals. He also rushed for 1,015 yards and 19 TDs.

For his career, Cunningham passed for 6,276 yards and 71 TDs and rushed for 1,926 yards and 32 TDs.

Louisville offers '18 dual-threat QB

Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino has Lamar Jackson and Jawon Pass on his roster moving forward, while the Cardinals have Cunningham - another dual-threat QB committed.

Now, Petrino and staff have offered one of the top signal-callers in '18.

Las Vegas Bishop Gorman dual-threat QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson picked up an offer from U of L. He's the No. 1 quarterback in Nevada and the No. 9 quarterback overall in the country.

Thompson-Robinson is listed as the nations No. 74 prospect overall.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Thompson-Robinson has over 20 offers already and has been playing behind Tate Martell, who was 43-0 and led Gorman to the top spot in all of the national polls. Thompson-Robinson also played wide receiver.

Cards offer 4-star DE

Orlando, Fla., Jones four-star defensive end Stacy Kirby is one of the elite players in the Class of 2018 in the Sunshine State and landed an offer from the Louisville staff on Thursday.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Kirby has more than 20 scholarship offers, including Florida State, Miami, Auburn, Duke and Florida among others.

Kirby is the No. 265 player on the country, according to, and checks in as the No. 3 defensive end in Florida.

Two walk-on spots offered

Louisville always adds a bunch of walk-ons from local schools and two local stars recently picked up walk-on offers.

Jeffersonville, Ind., linebacker Dayna Overton and Waggener quarterback/cornerback Larry Harper have both been offered walk-on spots.

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