Top AL receiver Steven Black commits to Louisville

One of the top wide receivers from talent-laden Alabama, 6'2, 200-pound Steven Black made a commitment to the University of Louisville last night.

Steven Black is one of the top wide receivers in Alabama. The Vestavia Hills standout made a verbal commitment to Louisville on Wednesday night.

"I made a verbal commitment to Louisville last night. I called Coach Whitt and told him I was ready to commit," said Black.

Black attended the Louisville/Kentucky game over the weekend and the trip made his decision a little easier.

"Yes, I went up there this weekend. It was a really good game. It was exciting. It is a really big opportunity for me and I didn't want to miss it."

There were several reasons for Black's decision.

"I really like the city. The atmosphere there is just great. I looked into their school and I really liked it. I like the team and I really feel in place there. I want to play there," said Black.

Black also likes his future coaching staff.

"They are great. I have heard a lot of good things about Coach Petrino and the rest of the coaching staff. I always talk to Coach Whitt and I really like him a lot."

Though Black has made his commitment, he will keep an open mind and visit a few other schools.

"I will probably visit Ole Miss and Memphis. I am not sure whether or not I will visit Alabama. I know I won't go to any game this weekend. I will probably just take it easy," said Black.

Last week, Black received calls from several coaches.

"I had a lot of calls, but the ones that I was interested in called. They were Louisville, Ole Miss, Memphis, Clemson, Alabama, UAB,and Auburn. A few other schools called, but I was not at home."

Vestavia Hills is off to a great season, being 2-0.

"We are looking really good. Everybody is finally coming together and things are starting to fall into place for us. We are 2-0. We have beaten Briarwood and John Carroll. We play Oak Mountain this week at Home. We are definitely trying to make it to the state championship. We are working really hard towards that. People are doubting us saying that we are young. We are out to prove all those people wrong," said Black.

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