Cards land big JUCO defensive lineman

Louisville had a surprise visitor in town this weekend - a big defensive tackle from El Camino (CA) C.C. - and the Cardinals landed a verbal commitment.

Tim High, a 6-foot-2, 310-pound defensive tackle, made an official visit to Louisville and committed to the Cardinals.

"He's a great interior player," El Camino assistant coach Mike Sakurai said. "He takes up a lot of space and he's hard to block. He's really quick off blocks and occupies the inside. He's an intense-type of player. He goes full speed all the time and never takes plays off."

"One of our other former players, Cameron Graham, is at Louisville and he really loves it there. Tim was a starter for us and battled through some injuries but played through it and got better as the year progressed."

High, who played two years at UNLV before transferring to El Camino, will have two years of eligibility remaining.

"UNLV was my only offer out of high school," High told "I decided to go there because they were a young program and I thought we would improve, but after a few years there, I just didn't see the improvement and I wasn't enjoying my time there, so after spring ball, I decided to transfer to El Camino."

High can play a variety of different positions on the defensive front.

"I can play the three or the one-tech defensive tackle spot, it doesn't really matter to me," High said. "I've been working hard on my speed and quickness and my endurance because I want to be a four-quarter defensive lineman."

Besides his excellent size, High also has impressive strength, putting up 225 pounds 23 times on the bench press while also managing a 680 pound squat. High has been clocked at 5.2 in the forty-yard dash.

High recorded 24 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one and a half sacks at El Camino.

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