Stout made visits to Louisville and Auburn the past two weeks. When the Tigers didn't come through with a scholarship offer, the 6'4, 270-pound standout decided to cast his lot with the Cardinals.
"The main thing is coach Myers, who I think is one of the top offensive line coaches in the nation," Stout said. "The facilities are top of the line and you can't get any better. They have a will to win there and I think they're going to start winning games there. They want to win and I want to be there to win with them."
Stout also considered Western Kentucky and Florida Atlantic.
Stout said Louisville recruited him as an offensive guard. "I'll most likely redshirt next season," he said.