Louisville welcomes another Dumervil to the football program. Dejmi Dumervil of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas, the nephew of former Cardinals All-American Elvis Dumervil, committed to Louisville on Sunday morning.
After following his uncle's record-setting career at Louisville, Dumervil has longed thought about following in his footsteps.
"I love everything about it," he said of Louisville. "Ever since I was a little kid I have thought about playing there, so this is really a dream come true for me."
The 6-foot-5, 365-pound Dumervil informed U of L assistant Cort Dennison and head coach Bobby Petrino of his decision.
"They were fired up," he told Cardinal Authority.
Dumervil plays on both sides of the line at St. Thomas Aquinas and helped guide the school to the state title last fall, but at Louisville he'll have the chance to line up on the same side as Elvis did.
"I'm going to play defensive tackle," he said. "That means a lot because I get to play on the line like (Elvis) did."
The pair have had a number of discussions about what Louisville is like.
"He has been telling what I could expect," he said. "What the school is like. What the practices are like and things like that."
Despite hauling in a Louisville scholarship offer early in the process, Dumervil wasn't quick to commit.
"I wanted to see what other opportunities were out there for me," he said. "Now, I'm just fired up to be going there and it feels like the right place for me."
He also collected offers from Michigan, Illinois, Maryland, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Oregon, Oregon State, Cincinnati and others.