Cards land New Jersey linebacker

Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe is loading up on commitments this summer. The Cardinals picked up their eighth commitment from a high school prospect Friday when Haddonfield (NJ) Paul VI linebacker Cleo Robinson picked Louisville over Temple.

Cleophus Robinson verbally committed to Louisville Friday, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Robinson, a 6-2, 220-pound linebacker, is a solid football prospect and excellent student in the classroom, boasting a 3.8 grade-point average.

"Louisville had my major in engineering, which was a plus," Robinson told the newspaper. "Plus it's a good conference, good football program, and I feel a great opportunity."

A first-team all-Burlco/Olympic Conference Patriot Division selection as a junior, Robinson chose Louisville over an offer from Temple. Rutgers, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Villanova, Penn and Harvard also showed interest.

Robinson, who reportedly runs the forty in 4.5-seconds, recorded more than 80 tackles, while recording 17 sacks from his defensive end position as a junior. He'll play linebacker this season, the position he was recruited to play by Louisville.

Robinson is rated the No. 34 prospect in New Jersey's 2010 recruiting class by Scout.com. He bench-presses 215 pounds and squats 355.


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