Mike Summers checks in with Elisee Pompilus

Louisville assistant coach Mike Summers made the journey west on Thursday to visit with junior college commit Elisee Pompilus and check into his academic progress. InsideTheVille.com spoke with the Scout.com three-star prospect about the visit, his eligibility, potential position and more...

Following his official visit to Louisville last weekend - which ended with a verbal commitment - junior college DE/LB prospect Elisee Pompilus indicated that he still needed to make sure his academic standing was in proper order.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Allan Hancock (Calif.) Community College product received the good word on Friday when Louisville assistant Mike Summers made the journey west.

"I talked with Coach Summers today," he said. "He flew out to California today to see me. He checked with my guidance counselor to check to see if my classes will all transfer and if I'm okay to go."

The result of Summer's investigation was positive.

"I'm definitely coming to Louisville," continued the Scout.com three-star prospect. "Everything is going to transfer so I'll be there for sure."

A second team All-Western State Conference selection for his play at defensive end, where he registered 37 tackles, nine for a loss and 4.5 sacks, Pompilus said the current plans are to keep him on the defensive line.

"Right now they are leaning towards playing me at defensive end, but that could change when I get there and start practice," he explained. "I don't really prefer one position, but I do think I'd be more productive at linebacker because of my speed."

Now that he knows he's eligible to join the Cardinal program for fall camp, Pompilus said that he's looking forward to teaming back up with good friend and former Malden (Mass.) High School teammate Breno Giacomini.

"He's pretty excited," he said of his former prep and future college teammate. "It's going to be like old times for us and it'll be good to have someone that I know when I first get there."


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