Cards land Carmody's replacement

Special teams are a place Louisville has enjoyed great success over the years and their newest verbal commitment is looking to continue that trend in the coming seasons. We have the latest information on the newest member of the Cardinals football program.

The moment Chris Philpott of St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta, Georgia got on the phone you could tell how excited he was about the newest developments in his football recruiting.

"I spoke with Louisville at 5:00 today and gave them my verbal commitment."

Philpott who took his official visit on October, 27 of this year was totally sold on the Cardinals program in every phase.

"When I visited I had the chance to sit down with special team's coordinator Coach Nelson and really learn more about him as a coach and the program as a whole. The football program speaks for itself and the school offered everything I'm looking for academically to further my education. My host was Todd Flannery but was suppose to be Art Carmody. Todd was their kickoff specialist and showed me around and talked to me about what it'll be like at Louisville when I get there. I've also had the chance to know Art from several different camps and I'm very excited to be given the chance to succeed him at Louisville"

Philpott knows going in much will be expected of him but is ready for the challenge.

"With Art leaving I fully expect to be the man when I get there. This past season I posted the following numbers during the season.

12-15 Field Goals (Long of 51 with several in the high 40's)

53 – 57 Kickoffs into or out of the end zone

41 yard average on punts with 16 inside the 20

"I feel my strengths are the fact I can perform all three phases of the kicking game."

In the world of football recruiting kickers earning full college scholarships doesn't happen every day. Much will be expected of Chris Philpott when he arrives on campus and looks to replace one of the top kickers in the country.

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