University of Louisville Class of 2017 Football Class: Enrolled S Lyn Strange.

University of Louisville Class of 2017 Football Class: Enrolled S Lyn Strange. Cardinal Authority takes a closer look at the Cardinals signee.

BIO: Lyn Strange was an All-Big Bend second-team defensive back the past two seasons, recording 180 tackles and seven interceptions during his three seasons on the varsity level. Strange played five different positions in high school.


RECRUITMENT: Louisville beat out Illinois, Iowa State and Memphis for Strange, who also held offers from Miami, North Carolina and South Florida among several other schools. He had over 30 total offers.

WHY U OF L: Strange committed in July when he said the atmosphere with the team really stood out to him; Strange picked the Cardinals because he knows there's an early opportunity to play.


EVALUATION: Possessing prototypical size and length for the safety position at nearly 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, Strange is a rangy prospect that covers a significant amount of ground in the back end. He's fairly flexible and quick in his back pedal for a defensive back of his stature, but closing speed is an area of improvement heading into his senior campaign. This lanky native has decent ball skills, and is an ideal fit for the free safety position as well -

QUOTABLE: "They're striving to be the No. 1 team in the country," Strange said of Louisville. "I love that and I think they could be the No. 1 team in the country and it's a great fit for me."

BOTTOM LINE: Strange has all the tools to be a multi-year starter for the Cardinals in the secondary. He's already on campus and will participate in spring ball. Strange will be one of the guys who is likely to see snaps early on next fall.

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