Grenada, Miss., four-star safety C.J. Avery has no idea where the whispers were coming from about his recruitment.
On Dec. 14, Avery announced that he had committed to the University of Louisville. He picked the Cardinals over Auburn and in-state schools Mississippi and Mississippi State and was a major coup for U of L coach Bobby Petrino.
But it didn't take long for some to question his commitment.
"It got annoying," said Avery, who tweeted last week that he had "shut down" his recruitment totally. "I really didn't even think about (flipping) but one day I woke up and someone told me it was all over the news that I could flip to Ole Miss.
"I just wanted to make it clear. I guess it was some reporters from Ole Miss that felt like they had some information I didn't have, I don't know why. But I'm done (with recruitment). I've shut it down."
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Avery said he will enroll at U of L on Jan. 6 and will participate in spring practice with the Cardinals. He said he told the U of L coaches that he was firm all along.
"I felt really comfortable on my official visit," Avery said. "I have a great relationship with the coaching staff.
"I'm very excited to be going to Louisville and I can't wait to get up there on campus."
Avery checks in as the No. 228 player in the country and is the No. 1 safety in Mississippi and No. 22 safety in the country.
At the Under Armour game this week, Avery is roommates with fellow U of L commitment Russ Yeast and he said those two are going to try and do some recruiting for the Cardinals.
"We're going to try and go get us some guys that will help us win a national championship at Louisville," he said.
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