Cardinals gain quarterback commitment

The University of Louisville secured a commitment from 6-4, 215-pound quarterback Lee Sweeney of Friendship Christian School in Lebanon, TN over the weekend. Sweeney, a second-team Associated Press All-State selection, threw for 2,800 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior.

At 6-foot-4, 215-pounds, quarterback Lee Sweeney of Friendship Christian School in Lebanon (TN) has received his share of attention from college recruiters, but the Tennessee Mr. Football finalist ended all of that when he committed to Louisville Sunday morning.

"He committed this morning," said Lee's father Lawrence Sweeney. "He had a real good visit. He liked the facilities, the players and the coaches there."

As a senior, Sweeney tossed for over 2,800 yards and 30 touchdowns with only 3 interceptions, earning second-team Associated Press All-State honors. However, as a freshman at Louisville, he understands that there will be stiff competition playing behind Brian Brohm.

"Lee realizes that no matter where he goes that there will be a lot of competition," continued Mr. Sweeney. "I think that he is just more grateful to have the opportunity to play for Coach Petrino."

Friendship Christian coach John McNeal had plenty of high praise for his outgoing quarterback.

"He's the type of quarterback that comes around only so often and you just hope you can find receivers to surround him," said McNeal. "Lee broke all the school records this year, after breaking 'em all last year. The biggest thing for him has always been the accuracy and this year he really improved in that category and came along real well for us. Five games this year he didn't even play in the second half - so his yardage could have been even higher."

Sweeney also considered Arizona State, Hawaii, Connecticut and Troy State.

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