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Top prospect commits to U of L on visit

The U of L football program hosted a number of prospects this weekend and one visitor has already informed ITV that he has committed to the Cardinals.<P> <B>EXTRA:</B> <a href="http://louisville.theinsiders.com/2/222295.html"><B>Urrutia enjoys visit</b></a> <img src="http://media.theinsiders.com/media/site_logo/premium.gif">

With as many as 20 possible athletes making an official visit to the Unversity of Louisville this weekend, it can be expected that a couple will cast thier lot with the Cardinal program.

Fullback Drew Steinmetz of Jacksonville Trinity Christian High School made his decision prior to flying to Louisville on Friday. Steinmetz recently informed Paul Petrino that he will make his commitment to Coach Bobby Petrino in person during his visit this weekend.

"He was extremely pleased when I told him," said the 6'2, 235-pound fullback. "Louisville's a good school and I'm glad to be going there."

Steinmetz gives Louisville its first true high school fullback commitment under Bobby Petrino.

"He told me that the fullback this year is more of a running back and that they would like to move him back to that position," explained Steinmetz. "They want to give me the chance to play right away, but that wasn't why I decided to go there."

Steinmetz, who carries a 4.2 GPA, said that U of L's Medical School and the chance to play in the BIG EAST Conference were two reasons why he verbaled to Louisville.

"Louisville will go from playing a 1-11 East Carolina team to playing some big time teams in the BIG EAST," Steinmetz said.

As a senior at Trinity Christian, Steinmetz rushed for 1,037 yards on 132 carries while helping guide his team to its second consecutive Class A State Championship.

He considered interest from Iowa, Auburn and Florida before committing to Louisville and was an All-State and First Coast honorable mention selection.

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