University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino said the recruiting efforts of his staff would recruit the states of Alabama and Georgia harder than the previous staff because of relationships of the staff.
But Petrino said the Cardinals would still hit on Florida.
And now that’s happened again with the 15th commitment in the Class of 2015 – a commit on Saturday by Boynton Beach, Fla., dual threat quarterback Lamar Jackson. He’s the second commitment in the Class from the Sunshine State.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Jackson picked the Cardinals over Nebraska, Auburn, West Virginia and Mississippi State. He also had offers from Ohio State, Georgia and Central Florida and had visited Florida State.
Jackson is ranked as a three-star prospect and the No. 29 quarterback prospect nationally in the ’15 class by Scout.com.
As a junior – in his first year at Boynton Beach - Jackson threw for 1,740 yards and 25 touchdowns, and ran for 1,401 yards and 16 TDs.