Louisville has four signees in the Class of 2017 that come from the state of Florida

The University of Louisville football class has four signees in the Class of 2017 that come from the state of Florida.

The University of Louisville football program has had a lot of success recruiting in the state of Florida.

The Cardinals have had a ton of stars from the Sunshine State.

And the staff went back there for the Class of 2017 and signed four prospects from Florida.

"It's important for us," U of L coach Bobby Petrino said. "We want to branch out and we have players from 12 states this year and 10 last year, but Florida is important. We've had a lot of good players from down there."

Tallahassee safety Lyn Strange, Coconut Creek cornerback Anthony Johnson, Miramar safety Kaheem Roach and Green Cove Springs running back Colin Wilson are the four signees from Florida in this class.

The Cardinals already have five commitments in the '18 class and all five are from Florida.

"We're going to continue to go down there and recruit hard," recruiting coordinator Cort Dennison said. "There are so many good players in Florida and we've had such good success with Teddy (Bridgewater), Calvin Pryor and now Lamar (Jackson).

"We're going to keep trying to get the best players from Florida."

Petrino said he was "really excited" about Wilson, the No. 165 player in the Scout.com rankings, because of his ability to "take the ball the distance any time he touches it" and because of where he grew up.

"He can be a really good player for us," Petrino said. "He's really talented and Kolby (Smith) has been on him for a while. (Wilson) grew up just south of where I used to live when I was in Jacksonville, I used to go down to the field and watch my kids play pop warner down there.

"So that's pretty nice and he's a really good player."





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