Louisville collected its first verbal commitment in the 2019 class in Ocala, Fla., Vanguard running back Glover Cook.
The 6-foot, 170-pound back announced his decision on Friday night and quickly added to his confirmation with Cardinal Authority.
"I committed to Louisville because of their style of play and I could fit right in with the offense," he said. "It's fast-paced and keeps the defense off balance and we could attack them in anyway."
Cook picked up the U of L offer on May 10 and didn't want to wait much longer before committing.
"It's a place I wanted to go," he said. "I wanted to be a Cardinal. They're becoming the face of college football with Lamar Jackson at quarterback and it's offense is deadly. It's only the beginning for them."
Louisville running back coach Kolby Smith - a former U of L back himself - served as the primary recruiter for Cook. He was on hand on Thursday night to watch Vanguard's spring game that featured Cook rushing for more than 100 yards, including a 70-yard burst for a touchdown.
"I feel like I played pretty good, but I know that I could have done better," he said.
Cook will participate in 7-on-7 competition during the coming weeks and then hopes to schedule a trip to Louisville.