Josh Waller talks about his commitment to U of L

Josh Waller, of Louisville Southern High School, visited with Inside theVille on Thursday and discussed his commitment to play football at the University of Louisville.

Just prior to the Cardinals heading to Mobile, Alabama to participate in the GMAC Bowl, Josh Waller verbally committed to Louisville assistant head coach Greg Nord.

"I told him just before their bowl game," explained Waller. "I went to most of [Louisville's] games this year and then I visited Kentucky after the season and I liked Louisville, so I committed."

Growing up a fan of the hometown Cardinals, as well as Louisville's move into the BIG EAST Conference, helped Waller come to his decision.

"I have been of fan ever since I was a kid," continued Waller. "My parents are UK fans, but now they won't have a choice but to cheer for U of L."

"Going into the BIG EAST was a big part of my decision. I like that they'll play bigger teams, because I like to play against the best. It'll be more of a challenge, but it's something that U of L can overcome and keep getting better."

He spurned offers from Kentucky, Miami of Ohio and Ball State, as well as interest from Colorado, Nebraska and Duke, to become a Cardinal.

"I didn't want to play somewhere that far away from home, so that was important to me," Waller said.

Despite earlier reports by both Inside theVille and the Courier-Journal that he measured 6'5, 275-pounds, Waller informed ITV on Thursday that he actually sizes up just shy of 6'5 and currently weighs 260-pounds. The First Team All-District selection currently benches 310 and squats 450.

"I'm in a weight lifting class at school, so I plan on getting bigger," said Waller.

He is yet to become fully eligible, but anticipates that he will once his latest SAT results return in a few days.

NOTE: Josh will be a guest on Monday's (1/5) airing of Inside theVille Radio, which airs on Xtra Sports 790 AM from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m..

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