Louisville lands commitment from Ohio DB

Louisville landed defensive back C.J. Peake out of Trotwood (OH) Madison a few years ago. Sunday, the Cardinals landed a verbal commitment from a current Trotwood-Madison standout.

Jordan Paschal, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound defensive back, gave Louisville a commitment while making an unofficial visit on Sunday.

"It's a good school," Paschal said. "They have good facilities and good coaches. I think we'll be able to compete for a conference championship.

"(Louisville) offered me a few weeks ago. I've been talking to my parents and Coach (Maurice) Douglass about committing. When I was on campus I took a little tour with CJ Peake and I was talking to the coaches and just told them Louisville is where I want to play college football."

That was good news for Steve Kragthorpe. "He was kind of surprised that I committed so early in the recruiting season," said Paschal. "It was a good surprise for him."

An All-GWOC and All-Soutwest district selection, Paschal recorded 92 tackles, 3 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles, including a 95-yard touchdown return, as a junior. A standout track athlete, Paschal also won the state and national 4 by 4 relay this year.

Paschal, who runs a 4.47 forty and has a 36-inch vertical, also held offers from Akron and Central Michigan. He was also receiving interest from Cincinnati, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio State and Pittsburgh.

"I'm going to take a couple more visits," Paschal said. "I'm going to take an official visit to Louisville with my parents so they can see what it's like. I'll probably go to two more camps at Ohio State and Michigan."

Paschal visited Louisville with some of his high school coaches and several of his teammates at Trotwood-Madison, including three prospects that Louisville is currently recruiting.

"I came down with my coaches and six other players," Paschal said. "They're looking at three of my other teammates – Adrian Jordan, Anthony Render and Darrion Glenn.

Coach Lewis took us around the football complex and gave us a little tour. He let me see the locker room. The facilities are great. The stadium expansion is going to be nice. I can't wait to get down here next year and see this place when it's packed."

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