Cardinal football has first commitment

Glasgow (KY) High School linebacker Maurice Mitchell informed ITV on Monday afternoon that he has committed to play football for the Cardinals.

Glasgow linebacker Maurice Mitchell, a second team All-State selection from a year ago, informed on Monday afternoon that he has committed to play for the University of Louisville.

"U of L was always my favorite, so I went ahead committed," stated Mitchell, who made the decision in May.

Mitchell who also starts at tight end for Glasgow, displayed his versatility in helping guide his school to a 15-12 victory over Barren County this past Friday night. The 6'3, 220-pound future Cardinal scored both of his school's touchdowns, once by breaking a few tackles and sprinting downfield for an 60-yard score and again in the second half for a 57-yard touchdown. He also scored two touchdowns in Glasgow's season opener, one via a pass reception and another by punt return.

While he is impressive on the offensive side of the field, the Louisville coaches have told him that he will play linebacker at Louisville. As a junior, Mitchell recorded over 90 tackles, including 6 sacks. He also pulled in one interception.

"He really leads by example," Glasgow Head Coach Jerry Eubanks said of his senior star. "He gives his full effort everytime he is on the field."

Mitchell, who also received considerable attention from Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State and Tennessee, told ITV in April that he grew up a Cardinal fan and hoped to play for Red and Black. Mitchell also informed ITV that he had also recently received a scholarship offer from Middle Tennessee State.

With his size and 4.7 40-speed Mitchell may have the type of size that would enable him to compete for playing time as a true freshman, but Mitchell anticipates otherwise.

"He has good size and strength," said Eubanks. "He'll continue to improve as well. I expect that he'll get up to the 230-235 weight range."

Mitchell agrees.

"I'll probably redshirt so I can get bigger and faster," said Mitchell, who should have no problem with eligibility.

So, what did Mitchell think of the Cardinals commanding 40-24 victory over Kentucky on Sunday night?

"I was kind of surprised they won like that," explained Mitchell. "They played better than I thought they would."

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