Louisville lands Georgia LB/DE

Kris Redding, a 6-foot-4, 232-pound linebacker/defensive end from Douglasville (GA) Whitefield Academy, made an official visit to Louisville over the weekend and made his college decision on the trip.

According to Redding's 'Myspace.com' profile, the three-sport standout will play for the Cardinals next season.

Sunday afternoon, Redding spoke with InsideTheVille.com about his decision to commit to Louisville.

"I liked the city first of all and the coaching staff is the best coaching staff I've talked to so far," Redding said. "I like the position they want me to play and I also liked the curriculum they offer."

"I roomed with Duran Christophe from Woodstock, Georgia and I spoke with Coach (Ken) Delgado. We had a position meeting and watched some film of the Louisville games. We watched the defensive line and what they do. We watched their schemes and Coach Delgado showed us the basic pass rush techniques that they use. That was cool."

Redding made 84 tackles, 11 sacks and nine pass breakups as a senior for Whitefield Academy in Atlanta. He also blocked two kicks.

"They see me playing rush defensive end," said Redding, who runs the forty in 4.7 seconds. "I'm strong and pretty fast and I like to hit. I think I fit in extremely well at Louisville. They said they would see how I develop whether or not I'll play next year."

Redding also met and spoke briefly with Louisville defensive coordinator Ron English.

"We didn't really talk football, but we did for a short period," Redding said. "He seemed like a good coach – very intense. He knows football."

Though Redding gave Louisville a verbal commitment on his visit, he said he still plans to visit a few other schools before signing in February.

"I'm going to take a couple of visits just to make sure but I'm pretty solidly committed to Louisville," said Redding. "I'll probably visit Wake Forest and Memphis and maybe Tulane and Clemson – we'll see."

Redding said he had no other visit scheduled at this point. He has offers from Louisville, Tulane, Memphis, Western Carolina and Charleston Southern.


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