Cards land massive JUCO commit

Steve Kragthorpe and the Louisville Cardinals landed their tenth verbal commitment from the class of 2008 Wednesday afternoon. has the latest.

Joliet JC (Illinois) offensive lineman Byron Stingily, who is 6-6, 295, has committed to the University of Louisville.

"He did commit to Louisville today," Joliet assistant coach Bill Glasscock. "I think he just felt comfortable with the coaches.

Stingily picked Louisville over Arizona,
Northern Illinois and Marshall.
"Louisville liked everything about him. His size, his strength, his feet. He's a tremendous blocker. He's probably a little bit better pass blocker than he is a run blocker but he's not weak in any stretch of the imagination in run blocking."

Stingily, an athletic offensive tackle, was recruited by Louisville assistant coach Tony Alford. Possessing a big frame and considerable athletic ability, Stingily will graduate from Joliet J.C. in December and enroll at Louisville in January. He'll participate in spring drills for the Cardinals and could compete for the starting tackle position that will be open after Breno Giacomini graduates this year.

"He's 6'6 about 295. He can run - flat out run," Glasscock said. "He's easily probably a 5 flat kid. He has great athletic ability."

According to Glasscock, Louisville only recently began recruiting Stingily about "three weeks ago." A late bloomer, Stingily, unlike many junior college prospects, was an academic qualifier out of Romeoville (ILL.) HS two years ago.

"He was a qualifier out of high school," Glasscock said. "He didn't come here because of grades. He was only about 235 pounds out of high school. So he's put on a bunch of weight. He's a player."

Stingily had scholarship offers from Arizona, Northern Illinois and Marshall. Stingily will make his official visit to Louisville early next month. "He's going to Louisville for his visit December 1st," Glasscock said.

Stingily has helped Joliet to a 9-2 record this season. Stingily and Joliet will conclude their season this weekend with a bowl game.

"He's a good kid," Glasscock said. "He's a quiet kid and a good student. He just works hard."

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