Highly-Rated Corner Commits to '04 Class

With less than a week prior to the start of fall practice, the University of Louisville received a commitment for the Class of '04 in Rod Council.

Never, ever, think that recruiting is completed.

While most have turned their attention to this years crop of high school seniors, the University of Louisville signed a highly-rated prospect for the 2004 recruiting class.

Late last week, InsidetheVille.com learned that Rod Council, rated among the top cornerbacks in the country last year, was on campus and that he had committed to Louisville. His commitment was confirmed this morning in a brief paragraph in the Roanoke Times.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound native of Charlotte, NC, had originally committed to Virginia Tech in January, but has now cast his lot with the Cardinals and is on campus. He will report with the other incoming freshman, such as Brian Brohm, Lamar Myles and Bobby Buchanan, on Sunday and begin practice on Monday afternoon.

Council was rated as the 43rd best prospect in the Atlantic Region by the TheInsiders.com and has selected to Louisville over Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Michigan, Virginia and a host of others.

At Louisville, Council is receiving a second chance. The standout prospect has recently completed his community service for an arrest in late January.

Stay tuned to Inside the Ville more news on Rod Council's commitment, the upcoming fall practice and 2005 recruiting.

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