By Jody Demling - Cardinal Authority

Louisville's football team will welcome four newcomers to campus this weekend; 4 commits will enroll for the spring semester

The University of Louisville's football team will welcome four newcomers to campus this weekend. The Cardinals have four commits that will enroll for the spring semester and be able to participate in spring practice.

The University of Louisville football program will be welcoming four new members of the team to campus this weekend.

When the players return for the spring semester, which begins on Monday, there will be four players who are graduating early from high school and enrolling with the Cardinals joining them.

Grenada, Miss., safety C.J. Avery, Greenwood, Ind., Belfry offensive lineman Cole Bentley, Tallahassee, Fla., North Florida Christian safety Lyn Strange and Suwanee, Ga., Peachtree Ridge linebacker Kam Jones are all expected in town on Saturday.

The four players will begin working out with the team right away and will participate in spring practice with the Cardinals.

One other player - JUCO offensive lineman Ronald Rudd - was expected to be a mid-year enrollee but still has some class work left to finish at Chaffey College and isn't expected to arrive until the spring.

The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Avery is one of three top 300 prospects committed to the Cardinals. He's the No. 22 ranked safety in the country and participated last week in the Under Armour All-American game in Orlando, Fla.

"I can't wait to get there," Avery told Cardinal Authority. "I'm excited to get on campus to start preparing to win a national title."

Bentley is a four-star who is expected to help the Cardinals right away on the offensive line. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive guard helped lead Belfry High School to four straight Kentucky stat titles.

Bentley played both sides of the ball at Belfry but is ranked as the No. 24 offensive guard in the country.

After recently taking his official visit to U of L, Bentley said he was "so excited to get there in January and get working."

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Strange committed back in July, signed his paperwork this afternoon and will also arrive this weekend.

Strange was ranked as the No. 12 safety in the state of Florida and checks in at No. 100 in the country.

A three-star linebacker from one of the top programs in Georgia, Jones recently made his visit to U of L and firmed up arriving now. He said playing time was part of that noting that he "got chills knowing he was going to be a part" of the program.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Jones is the son of Tony Jones, who played 13 seasons in the NFL and was part of two Super Bowl winning teams with the Denver Broncos.

The younger Jones ranks as the No. 48 inside linebacker in the country.

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