Millenbah says he's a Cardinal

It might come as a shock to many, but to Grossmont OL Charles "CJ" Millenbah there wasn't any doubt or suspense. The second he stepped off the plane in Louisville for his visit with the Cardinals' coaching staff he said he knew the Big East powerhouse was for him and he called to talk about his decision.

"Basically the second I walked off the plane, I knew," an excited Millenbah said shortly after arriving home. "My mom came with me and she knew that I was going to commit, but she was really happy for me and excited even though she already knew."

Millenbah had hoped his father could attend as well, but he had to work so it was just he and his mom taking in the sites of Louisville.

"That town is great," Millenbah said. "Everyone knows who's coming to town to visit and when we went out to eat they all came up and said 'hi' to me and knew my name and stuff. That was pretty amazing.

"My mom even said that she thought it was the best football town she had ever seen and I would have to agree with her on that one. They live and breathe football down there and I love being a part of that."

Millenbah made his commitment to head coach Steve Kragthorpe and said his reasoning encompassed several aspects.

"The coaches are great guys and I really felt comfortable with them," Millenbah said. "They have a great relationship with the players already and the players really seem to respect them a lot.

"Then you have the town which is great and add in the fact that they play against some really big programs and some great competition and you just can't beat that."

Although he plays tackle for Grossmont, Millenbah said the staff could move him inside and he wouldn't bat an eye.

"I think they want me at tackle, but I can play guard too," Millenbah said. "It doesn't matter. However I can help the team and knock some heads around that's really what I want anyway. I can play either spot and be very happy."

Millenbah said even if other teams step forward with offers, he won't go soft on his commitment to Louisville.

"Oh no...I'm done," Millenbah said. "I'm just ecstatic to be a Cardinal and I can't wait to get out there again and really show that I belong on that level. I'm ready to go now."

Even though he's mentally ready to go, Millenbah still needs to finish 15 credits (he's taking 10 during the summer) and plans to be done in December so he can be on campus for spring drills.

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