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Homestead (Fla.) South Dade safety Jamal Anderson visits with Cardinal Authority

Cardinal Authority Q&A with Louisville safety commit Jamal Anderson of Homestead (Fla.) South Dade

Cardinal Authority has a Q&A with Homestead, Fla., South Dade High School junior Jamal Anderson, who committed to the University of Louisville football team in July.

The 6-foot- 2, 180-pound defensive back Anderson was the third 2018 recruit to commit to the University of Louisville. Louisville now has five commits, all from the state of Florida.

Anderson has been playing 7-on- 7 with the Miami Immortals during the spring.

Anderson visited Louisville last summer and plans to visit again this summer.

Here’s the Q&A with Anderson:

Cardinal Authority: What was it that set Louisville apart from other schools and made you commit in the early recruiting season?

Anderson: “Louisville stood out to me because they have a nice program and great coaches.”

CA: What did you know about Louisville before being recruited by U of L?

Anderson: “The only thing I knew about Louisville is that they love Florida boys.”

CA: How firm is your commitment to Louisville?

Anderson: “I'm committed but I haven’t shut down my recruiting process.”

CA: Louisville has had success recruiting athletes out of south Florida. What is it that attracts south Florida players to Louisville?

Anderson: “Louisville felt like Florida to me the last time I visited. It still felt like I was at home.”

CA: What do you know about the other Florida commits for Louisville’s 2018 recruiting class? Have you talked with any of them?

Anderson: “Yes, I Know Trenell Troutman. I've seen him play before and the guy can really play.”

CA: You visited Louisville last summer. Have you visited again, and what impressed you most on your visit?

Anderson: “No I haven't been back up there yet, but I will be up there this summer. I loved the campus and the coaches and players made me feel like I was at home.”

CA: Did you get to meet any of the current Louisville players on your visit?

Anderson: “Yes, I was able to meet Lamar Jackson the last time I was up there. It was cool to talk to him.”

CA: Which other teams have shown heavy interest? Which schools outside of Louisville are you most interested in?

Anderson: “Tulane and FAU have shown love, but Tulane shows heavy love. Other schools I would like to go to are Florida, Florida State, or Oregon.”

CA: What position are you hoping to play at Louisville?

Anderson: “I would love to stay at cornerback, but it doesn't matter what I play. Whatever position I'm at, trust me I will play as a true freshman.”

CA: You’ve played 7-on- 7 with the Miami Immortals. Talk a little bit about that experience and how you feel like you’ve performed?

Anderson: “Yes I've played for Miami Immortals. I love those guys. They’re my brothers. We've built a strong relationship. Half of them I've played with since Pop Warner (youth football). I've had lots of experience with them. I went up against a lot of different wide receivers. I also got the chance to play wide receiver and it felt nice making guys look crazy out there.”

CA: What have you been up to in the off season? What have you been working on?

Anderson: “I've been working on my quickness so I can lead the state in picks this year while helping my defense lead in turnovers.”

CA: Talk a little bit about your play style and what you hope to bring to Louisville.

Anderson: “I feel like I can shut down anybody in front of me. I only gave up one touchdown my junior year to the number one wide receiver in the country. My senior year, my goal is to give up zero touchdowns.”

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