Did Kendrick Ussin commit to U of L last weekend?

Did Kendrick Ussin, a 5-11, 185-pound two-star prospect from Ehret High School in Marerro, Louisiana, verbally commit to the University of Louisville last weekend during his official visit or not?

Did Kendrick Ussin, a 5-11, 185-pound two-star prospect from Ehret High School in Marerro, Louisiana, verbally commit to the University of Louisville last weekend during his official visit or not?

That's the big question surrounding Ussin's recruitment and getting confirmation from either Ussin, who possesses blazing speed, or anyone associated with him about his decision has been tough, to say the least.

What we do know is that Ussin committed to San Diego State last summer. We also know that Ussin spoke highly of Louisville prior to making his official visit last weekend. Additionally, several prospects that visited U of L with Ussin last weekend have told Inside The Ville that the quarterback/wide receiver may have given a verbal committment to the Cardinals while in town last weekend.

However, Ussin's high school coach, Billy North, wasn't ready to confirm his star players committment to the Cardinals or make any type of meaningful comment about Ussin's recruitment Tuesday afternoon when reached via telephone.

"I haven't spoken with Coach Petrino or anyone from Louisville since Kendrick returned from his visit," Marerro coach Bill North said. "So I can't confirm whether or not he's comitted to Louisville or not."

Based on the fact that a few recruits have informed Inside The Ville that Ussin verbally committed over the weekend, it's logical to assume that U of L coach Bobby Petrino has offerred a scholarship. However, even that point seems questionable with those close to Ussin.

"I am not sure," North said when asked whether Louisville had offered a scholarship to the speedy Ussin or not.

And though North may not be sure of Ussin's college decision - or if he is he isn't saying - he seems certain that Ussin has the ability to play at the next level.

"Kendrick is such a great player and a great kid as well," said North. "He's a great person to be around and that's probably what made him attractive to Coach Petrino and Coach Cassity."

North, who guided his team to an 11-1 season also said that Ussin was his team's best athlete, which was the reason behind putting him at quarterback for his senior season.

"He was our best player out there, but I think he's going to be a great college running back or reciever," explained North. "He is such an offensive threat."

As a senior, Ussin threw for over 2,000 yards, while also rushing for an additional 800 yards and 27 touchdowns. He was named District MVP, All-City in New Orleans and was a Coaches All-State selection.

"He's got a shot to be a great college player," continued North. "He is a great leader and makes others around him even better. I think that he has the ability to go to the next level after college."

So that's the latest on the speedy Ussin. Until confirmation about a change in his committment is forthcoming from either Ussin or someone directly associated with him, despite reports to the contrary, Kendrick Ussin must be considered a San Diego State commit.

Stay tuned to Inside The Ville for the latest developments in Kendrick Ussin's recruitment.


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