The stars keep coming; Chichester commits

Lakota West (Ohio) High School receiver/tight end product Josh Chichester strongly considered Louisville prior to extending a verbal commitment to Ohio State in July. Now after making a mid-week visit with the Cardinal program, the four-star prospect has decided to play for Bobby Petrino's program...

The stars just keep coming for the Louisville football program. Lakota West High School, which is located in the northern tip of Cincinnati, is sending the Cardinal programs it's third four-star commit in less than 24 hours. The nation's 14th-ranked wide receiver, Josh Chichester, joins defensive tackle L.T. Walker and reciever Latarrius Thomas to commit to Louisville since Friday afternoon.

"Josh called Coach Petrino this morning and did commmit to Louisville," Lakota West head coach Larry Cox told "He's very happy with his decision."

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  • The 6-foot-8, 220-pound receiver/tight end prospect, who pulled in 36 receptions for 726 yards and 7 touchdowns as a senior, committed to Ohio State in July, but reconsidered Louisville when questions arose regarding his admission to Ohio State.

    "It's been a stressful time for him, but he's ready to go," said Cox. "He's ready to be a Cardinal."

    On Wednesday, Chichester made the short drive south to visit the U of L program, which included having dinner with Cardinal assistants Paul Petrino, Mike Cassity and Greg Nord and attending the basketball game between Louisville and Cincinnati.

    Chichester, who established a number of new school receiving records, earned first-team Greater Miami Conference and second-team Southwest District honors following his senior season.

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