University of Louisville Class of 2017 Football Class: Enrolled LB Kam Jones

University of Louisville Class of 2017 Football Class: Enrolled LB Kam Jones. Cardinal Authority takes a closer look at the Cardinals signee.

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BIO: Kam Jones signed in December and is already enrolled at U of L. He averaged 4.5 tackles and one sack a game in 10 games as a senior at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga. Jones had six total scholarships and was an early commitment to the Cardinals. He was the sixth-ranked inside linebacker in the state of Georgia. Jones’ father, Tony, is a former NFL offensive tackle. He played 13 seasons in the league, including four with the Denver Broncos, where he won two Super Bowls.

LEAD RECRUITER: Todd Grantham. 

RECRUITMENT: Jones picked the Cardinals over Mississippi State, South Florida, Northwestern, Missouri, Akron and others. He committed in early July.

WHY U OF L: The Cardinals have had a solid inside linebacker in Keith Kelsey for the last four years and are looking for a replacement. Jones said he wants to be that guy and enrolling early will give him a jump start on the rest of the class.

EXPECTED MAJOR: Accounting

EVALUATION: Jones played on a team loaded with Division I standouts and is a solid inside linebacker with good feet and great vision. His father played in the NFL for 13 seasons, so Jones gets some of the intelligence inherited.

QUOTABLE: Jones said: "I got cold chills when I was there (on his visit). I want to be part of the family and I love the way they play and the facilities."

BOTTOM LINE: Jones, a former teammate of current U of L linebacker Malik Staples in high school, is already on campus and will participate in spring ball. He has a shot to play some snaps as a true freshman.

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