Louisville Football Signs 20 Student-Athletes During the Early Signing Period
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino welcomed 20 student-athletes on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.
Yasir Abdullah | LB | 6-1 | 205 | Miramar, Fla. | Carol City
Tutu Atwell Jr. | WR | 5-9 | 155 | Miami, Fla. | Northwestern
Adonis Boone | OL | 6-5 | 278 | Daytona Beach, Fla. | Mainland
Mike Boykin | SDE | 6-6 | 285 | Carrollton, Ga. | Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
Attended St. Thomas Aquinas … Offensive-Defensive All-American … is a teammate of fellow signee Trenell Troutman … rated the No. 47 DT by 247Sports … nephew of All-American and current San Francisco 49er Elvis Dumervil, who played at UofL from 2002-05 … played on the offensive and defensive lines … finished career with 73 tackles and 2.0 sacks … registered 55 tackles, averaging 6.1 tackles per game as a senior … had six tackles as St. Thomas Aquinas beat West Broward 38-7 in the Class 7-A playoffs … credited with 18 tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss as a junior … chose Louisville over Rutgers, Michigan State, Kentucky, South Carolina, Illinois, Maryland, Syracuse, and Mississippi State … son of Michele Jean and Emaine Dumervil.
Thurman Geathers | DE | 6-3 | 225 | Acworth, Ga. | North Cobb
Jared Goldwire | DT | 6-7 | 280 | Kent, Wash. | Kentwood HS/Fort Scott CC
Hassan Hall | ATH | 6-0 | 205 | Atlanta, Ga. | Maynard Jackson
Jatavious Harris | WR | 6-1 | 185 | Milledgeville, Ga. | Baldwin
Attended Baldwin High … three-star prospect by 247 Sports … rated the No. 82 wide receiver and the No. 53 prospect in Georgia … rated by Rivals as the No. 51 player in the state and the No. 90 wide receiver … selected first team 4-A all-state … former Tennessee commitment … chose Louisville over Florida, Duke, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Purdue, Oklahoma State, NC State, Mississippi State, Minnesota, Michigan State, Miami, Pittsburgh, Maryland, East Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky … son of Shemeka and Cedeki Harris.
Quen Head | LB | 6-2 | 215 | Forsyth, Ga. | Hutchinson CC
Attended Hutchinson Community College last season … three-star recruit … ranked as the No. 5 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 20 player in the state of Georgia … rated the No. 89 player nationally … played in all 12 games … finished third on the team with 62 tackles … credited with 3.0 sacks … ended the year second on the team with 13.5 tackles for loss … totaled one interception …
Robert Hicks | ILB | 6-0 | 237 | Miami, Fla. | Miami Central
Attended Miami Central High coached by Roland Smith … state champion linebacker that was named a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and a four-star recruit by ESPN ... ranked as the No. 4 inside linebacker on ESPN’s Top 300 linebackers and 194th on ESPN’s Top 300 overall … ranked as one of the top linebackers in the Florida … played in the Under Armour All-America Game … named one of the top 10 seniors in the 2017 ESPN Top 63 … received offers from Louisville, Auburn, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, and Tennessee among others … plans to study criminal justice … son of Kerissa Bradwell.
Jarrett Jackson | DE | 6-5 | 260 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. | Palm Beach Gardens
Attended Palm Beach Gardens High coached by Billy Clark … Offensive-Defensive All-American … named a three-star recruit across all recruiting outlets … ranked No. 56 on ESPN’s Top 300 defensive linemen …ranked the nation’s No. 28 strong side defensive end by Scout.com … rated by Rivals as the No. 42 strong side defensive end and one of the top defensive lineman in Florida … selected first team all-county … his uncle, Reggie Jackson, is a Hall of Famer and one of the best linebackers to play the game … received offers from Louisville, South Carolina, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wake Forest, West Virginia, and Virginia Tech among others … son of Charlayne Jackson and Jeffrey Jackson.
Chandler Jones | CB | 5-11 | 173 | Miami, Fla. | Central
Attended Miami Central High coached by Roland Smith … named a three-star recruit by 247sports.com and a four-star recruit by ESPN … ranked No. 67 in Florida … ranked No. 42 on ESPN’s Top 300 cornerbacks … played in the Under Armour All-America Game … considered as one of the best defensive backs in the Florida … received offers from Louisville, NC State, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Mississippi State, UCF, Yale, and Columbia among others … plans to major in business, with a focus in entrepreneurship … son of Cedric Mitchell and Nadia Jones.
Tyler Harrell | WR | 6-0 | 165 | Miami, Fla. | Christopher Columbus
Nigel Kilby | TE | 6-8 | 250 | Fort Wayne, Ind. | Garden City CC
Allen Love | DT | 6-2 | 275 | Birmingham, Ala. | Huffman
Telly Plummer | DB | 6-0 | 185 | Riverdale, Ga. | Langston Hughes
Marcus Riley | WR | 5-10 | 170 | Tallahassee, Fla. | Rickards
Jordan Travis | QB | 6-3 | 185 | West Palm Beach, Fla. | The Benjamin School
Trenell Troutman | S | 5-11 | 190 | Miami, Fla. | St. Thomas Aquinas
One of the highest rated players in the class … played for Roger Harriott at St. Thomas Aquinas … state champion and Offensive-Defensive All-American … four-star prospect by 247 Sports … rated the No. 24 safety and the No. 52 player in the state … team finished at 10-3 … lost to Venice in the state semifinals … picked off a pass in the regional final versus Doral Academy … helped team to the 2016 state title … chose Louisville over Baylor, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Michigan State, Pitt, Rutgers, and Syracuse … son of Rohani Brown.