Garr all smiles as he signs with UofL

<B>National Signing Day Exclusive</b> Louisville Male High School defensive back Stephen Garr made it official, signing his Letter of Intent to the University of Louisville earlier this afternoon.

Stephen Garr, who verbally committed to Coach Bobby Petrino and the University of Louisville on January 9th, made it official at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday inside the school's Alumni Room.

"It feels really good to finally get it done and get it signed," Garr said following the ceremony. "I'm really happy with my decision. I think that U of L is a great fit for me. I get to stay home and play in front of my family and friends. I'm ready to play right now."

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound defensive back committed to Louisville over interest from Kentucky, Indiana, Northwestern, Illinois and others.

He'll join a host of Male High School alums now playing at Louisville.

"It's going to be good to play with Michael [Bush], Sergio [Spencer], Montrell [Jones] and Matt [Sanders] again," said Garr. "I think that I'll learn from them and feel right at home."

The All-State performer is also excited about playing for the No.6 rated and hometown Cardinals.

"It feels really special to play for Louisville," explained Garr. "It will be nice to get the recognition around my own home town and be known by name in every household."

Garr, knowing that it is possible that he could redshirt next season, also says that he'll come in prepared to compete right away.

"If I need to come in and sit a year I'll do that, but I'll be coming in ready to play," Garr said.

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