Michael McCammon

CardinalAuthority.com provides our projections as to how the University of Louisville football staff will finish its 2017 recruiting class

CardinalAuthority.com provides our projections as to how the University of Louisville football staff will finish its recruiting class of 2017. The Cardinals currently have 22 verbal commitments. Signing day is tomorrow.

With national signing day less than 24 hours, CardinalAuthority.com provides our projections as to how we believe the University of Louisville will round out its current class of football recruits.

The Cardinals currently have 22 verbal commitments in the Class of 2017 and we expect the class will likely be either 23 or 24 when the schools makes an official announcement tomorrow.

So, here's the way we see it breaking down as of now:

Class of 2017 Mock Class

Quarterback

In: Malik Cunningham

Out: Finished

Note: Cunningham shut down his recruitment two weeks ago.

Running back

In: Colin Wilson

Out: A.J. Davis, Damon Williams

Note: Wilson is expected to be the only running back.

Wide receiver

In: Josh Johnson, Justin Marshall, Corey Reed

Out: Jeff Thomas

Note: Thomas will make his decision tomorrow but he didn't visit and won't be part of the class.

Tight end

In: Kemari Averett

Out: Ben Moos

Note: Averett is solid after visiting Auburn last week.

Offensive line

In: Toryque Bateman, Mekhi Becton, Cole Bentley, Caleb Chandler, Ronald Rudd, 

Out: Finished.

Note: With Bateman official, the only one the Cardinals are waiting on is Becton. We get the feeling it will be an entire new line - five guys in the class - for the Cardinals.

Special teams

In: Mitch Hall

Out: None.

Note: Hall is the Cardinals' long snapper of the future; no other special teams prospects.

Defensive line

In: Aaron Odom

Out: Elijah Conliffe, Demetrice Lofton, Ben Hutch, Larrell Murchison, Tyrone Truesdell

Note: It's a tough spot for the Cardinals losing Hutch at a late point in the process; we expect a class of 23 and the extra scholarship could be used for a late signee at this position.

Linebackers

In: Malik Clark, Dorian Etheridge, Kam Jones

Out: Nick Smith, Guy Thomas

Note: Three guys in the fold - Jones has already enrolled - and that's all they need

Cornerbacks

In: Russ Yeast, Kaheem Roach, 

Out: Eric Stokes

Note: We still think Yeast stick with the Cardinals

Safety

In: C.J. Avery, Anthony Johnson, Rodney Owens, TreSean Smith, Lyn Strange

Out: Brian Edwards

Note: A major position of need for the Cardinals; we think right now Edwards stays in the Sunshine State.


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