Indianapolis CB commits to Louisville

Charlie Strong reached out locally to land five of Louisville's first six 2011 commitments. Friday, Strong tapped into talent-laden Indianapolis for his latest commitment - 6'0, 170 pound Eric Robinson-Berry, a speedy cornerback from Warren Central.

Eric Robinson - Berry, a promising 6'0, 175-pound cornerback from Indianapolis (IN) Warren Central, verbally committed to Louisville Friday.

"I talked to a few of their coaches and felt like I wanted to be a part of Louisville's program," Robinson-Berry said. ""I had to think if I could spent four years of my there and about academics as well. I thought about playing time, if I could see my parents and I liked the academics. It was just a great fit.

"I talked to Coach Strong and Coach Bedford Friday. They were exited about the decision and I'm very happy too. Coach Strong said he's excited about me coming down to the spring game. Coach Bedford is looking forward to coaching me. He's a great coach and a great person."

Robinson-Berry visited Louisville last week with several teammates and chose the Cardinals over Toledo. Robinson-Berry also was hearing from several Big 10 programs, including Iowa and Indiana, plus Cincinnati and Ball State.

2011 DB Eric Robinson-Berry committed to Louisville Friday.
"They're at the top of my list....," Robinson said after visiting Louisville last Friday. "I like that I could have the possibility to play my freshman year and not waiting a few years to play."

Vance Bedford, the Cardinals defensive coordinator, is looking to add several cornerbacks for this recruiting class. Though Robinson played mostly wide receiver as a junior, he prefers corner after playing the position as a sophomore. Robinson also has the speed to stick with wide receivers, being clocked at 4.47 electronically at's Combine in Cincinnati last year.

"[Coach Bedford] likes that I love to compete and my speed," Robinson said. "I have a lot of speed to cover receivers. I played receiver last year but corner is my more natural position because I like to cover receivers."

Robinson-Berry isn't the only Warren Central prospect Louisville is recruiting. The Cardinals have also offered two of Robinson-Berry's teammates - four-star offensive lineman Kiaro Holts and linebacker Nick Temple. Holts and Temple visited Louisville last week with Robinson-Berry.

"I'm going to try to get Kiaro and Nick to join me at Louisville," Robinson-Berry said.

Robinson-Berry is Louisville's seventh 2011 commitment. He is the second defensive back commitment for the Cardinals, joining Fern Creek safety Jalen Harrington. Louisville has a commitment from one four-star prospect (DeVante Parker) and two three-star's (DaMarcus Smith and Jerrell Moore).

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