Cards pick up in-state commitment

Newspaper report indicates Fort Campbell High School's Orlando Misaalefua has verbally pledged to Louisville, becoming Bobby Petrino's first in-state pledge of the recruiting season

Just a few days after picking up it's fourth commitment in running back Eugene Sowell, the University of Louisville received it's fifth verbal pledge, it's first from a player within state borders.

The Clarksville (Tenn.) Leaf-Chronicle reported on Wednesday morning that Fort Campbell High School's Orlando Misaalefua chose to commit to Louisville on Monday night.

"My dad (Erol) and I talked over it (Monday) night and both felt Louisville was a pretty good school," Misaalefua told the Leaf-Chronicle. "He said he liked the football team and the fact they've had great seasons the past few years.

Misaalefua received little attention from major Division I programs prior to the start of the football season, but a strong senior campaign, that saw the 5-foot-11, 195-pound athlete lead his team in tackles, began to draw scholarship offers.

Misaalefua, who is projected as either a safety or linebacker at U of L, selected the Cardinals over offers from Kentucky, Utah, Ball State and Troy.

Stay tuned to for more on Misaalefua's commitment to Bobby Petrino's program.

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