Cards land JUCO All-American QB

Add one more name to list of possible replacements from departing Louisville quarterback Hunter Cantwell. Santa Rosa (CA) C.C. All-American Adam Froman gave the Cardinals a big-time commitment on his official visit this weekend.

Froman, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound who many scouts consider the No. 1 JUCO quarterback prospect in California, confirmed his commitment to Louisville with assistant editor Raashaan Myers Sunday afternoon.

"The program at Louisville just has so much going on there," Froman said. "The facilities are far superior to anything that I have seen and that probably put them over the top."

Froman visited Colorado State last weekend and had narrowed his list down to the Rams and Cardinals. Froman's visit to Louisville sealed the deal for the Cardinals.

Adam Froman picked Louisville over
Colorado State and will sign with
the Cardinals this week.

Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe recently told the media was looking for a quarterback who can ‘manufacture plays' with his feet when plays break down, as well as spreading the field in the passing game. With 4.46 speed and a strong arm, Froman thinks he fits the mold Kragthorpe is looking for.

"We led the state in passing yards per game, completions per game, attempts per game – basically every category we led it out here passing-wise," Froman said recently. "I run a 4.46 forty so I can scramble when I need to also. So I think it's a real good fit."

Though Froman played wide receiver last season at Santa Rosa, he made a big impact as a quarterback as a sophomore, completing 278 of 449 passes for 3,842 yards and 40 touchdowns with only 11 interceptions, earning NoCal Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2008.

Froman now joins a crowded field in the race to replace Cantwell, along with sophomore Matt Simms, juniors Justin Burke, a transfer from NC State, and Tyler Wolfe, and redshirt freshman Zack Stoudt. Louisville also has a verbal commitment from Washington (Coolidge) D.C. standout Emmanuel Yeager.

"I'm looking for the whole package," Froman told before his visit to Louisville. "No. 1 is if I'm going to be happy living there at least two years. And No. 2 is the strength of the football program. Louisville is a pretty renowned name in football and the prestige is there."

Froman will sign with Louisville on Wednesday, Dec. 17. He'll enroll at Louisville in January and compete for the starting quarterback job during spring practice.

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