Three-star running back pops for Louisville

Kamal Hogan, a three-star running back from Montvale (NJ) St. Joseph, seemed certain to play in the Big East. Though Syracuse appeared the favorite, Louisville made a big impression on the 5'11, 195-pound Hogan during his official visit to campus.

Kamal Hogan, a three-star running back from Montvale (NJ) St. Joseph, had a good visit to Louisville. So good in fact that he verbally committed to Charlie Strong's Cards Sunday before heading back home.

"It feels really good," Hogan said about his commitment to Louisville. "I just feel in love with the area and the new coaches. I'm excited for the changes they're going to make."

Hogan, 5-11, 195-pounds, helped lead his team to a 9-3 record and the group three non-public state championship. Hogan finished his senior season with 950 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. He also had four touchdowns receiving.

A versatile running back with 4.5 speed, Hogan chose Louisville over Syracuse Duke, ECU, and Central Florida.

"I can do it all as a running back," Hogan said. "Run inside and out, catch out of the backfield and I can block. I like to compare myself to Adrien Peterson or Knoshon Moreno."

He'll join teammate Kai Dominguez at Louisville next season. Dominguez, a talented wide receiver/safety, also visited UofL this weekend and committed to the Cardinals Saturday night.

Hogan, the No. 45 rated running back prospect in the nation, is the third prospect to give a commitment to Louisville this weekend, joining Dominguez and Georgia wide receiver Senorise Perry.

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