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Urrutia makes decision

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Mario Urrutia, who was a 1st Team All-State selection after a senior season at Fern Creek High School, has made his college decision.

"I'm going to Louisville," Urrutia told Inside theVille on Sunday afternoon. "I wanted to go to the school that I grew up following."

Urrutia committed to the Cardinals over multiple offers, including invitations from Kentucky and Indiana.

"I told Coach Bobby Petrino and Coach Greg Nord on Saturday," said the 6'6, 210-pound wide reciever. "They said that they were thrilled to have me coming there."

The possibility of finding early playing time for what will be one of the nation's most dangerous offenses and receiving corps also played a role in his decision.

"They said that they wouldn't redshirt me," Urrutia explained. "They said that I can come in and compete for playing time and that I would see some time in games."

As a senior he finished second in the state in receiving yards per game with an average of 129.2 per contest. On the season he had 62 catches for 1,163 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Urrutia is also a standout on the hardwood at Fern Creek and helped guide his team to the L.I.T. Finals before losing to Seneca. He is currently averaging 18 points and 7 rebounds per contest.

With Mario's commitment, Louisville now becomes the team to beat for his younger brother, Maurice Urrutia. Maurice, who will be a senior at Fern Creek next school year will be one of the top prospects in the state next fall. The 6'2, 175-pound receiver has already received heavy interest from the Cardinals and has told ITV that he will most likely commit to the same program as his brother. Others showing early interest in Maurice include Arkansas, Kentucky, Virginia and Indiana.

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