Alston Makes Decision

Paducah Tilghman cornerback Lamar Alston has had Louisville among his favorites since day one and on Tuesday night he made a verbal commitment.

Inside the Ville first introduced you to Lamar Alston of Paducah Tilghman back in February and now ITV is the first to announce his decision to verbally commit to the University of Louisville.

"I called up there today," Alston told ITV. "I talked to Coach Whitt, Coach Summers and Coach Petrino. When I told Coach Whitt that I wanted to commit he got Coach Summer. They were pretty excited."

Alston, who also had scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, Purdue and Wake Forest, had narrowed his choices to Louisville, Kentucky and Florida before making his decision.

"I was just waiting for something to catch my eye and the game against Miami did it," Alston explained. "After that game you could tell that [Louisville] has it going."

Alston, who made an unofficial visit to Louisville for the Cardinals season opener against Kentucky, is considering an official trip to U of L for the nationally televised game against TCU on November 10th, but with Paducah Tilghman poised to make a playoff run he may have to reschedule.

"Hopefully I'll have practice that day and can't make it," said Alston.

Projected as a cornerback on the college level, Alston was told to be ready when reports to U of L prior to fall practice.

"They told me to come up ready to go, because I'll probably play some as a freshman," Alston said of his conversation with the Louisville coaches.

Alston and Paducah Tilghman will wrap up the regular season this weekend against rival Hopkinsville.

Alston joins Mike Donoghue, Maurice Grinter, Blake Boyd and JuJuan Spillman as in-state commitments to Louisville. His commitment continues to send the signal to players throughout the Bluegrass State that Louisville has become the first choice.

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