Cats, Cards have Productive Signing Day
February 8, 2013By Jason Kinner of Paintsville Jr Sr High School
By: Brooks Pelphrey
National signing day is complete, and has turned out to be very successful for both in state programs that play major college football. Louisville, coming off their cinderella story Sugar Bowl victory over the Florida Gators, ranks 43rd in recruiting classes according to ESPN. The Cards, being a team with a majority of Sophomores, signed 17 players. James Quick, the 5 star wide receiver from Louisville, Ky is the Cards best prospect coming in. Quick committed on national television at the US Army All-American Bowl. The Cards have also signed five 4 star prospects respectfully. Charlie Strong's team will enter the 2013-2014 season as a top 10 team, and is looking to be the most historic season for the University of Louisville's football program.
With only 6 weeks of recruiting, new UK head coach Mark Stoops has possibility turned this program around, as they have been bottom dwellers in the Southeastern Conference the past seasons. Stoops, was one of the most sought after coaches in country as he announced that he will be leaving Florida State to be a head coach. Although the Cats may not be successful right away, things are defiantly pointing in the right direction for this Kentucky program. The Cars finished signing day with the 36th ranked class. Led by Jason Hatcher, a top Defensive End who recently decommited from the University of Southern Cal. Hatcher, a teammate of Louisville signee James Quick both finished their prep careers undefeated at Louisville Trinity High School, Hatcher is a prototypical SEC D-Lineman, and will certainly make a quick impact for the Cats. Franklin County standout Ryan Timmons, a 4 star athlete will give the Cats more depth at will the receiver position and will look to make an impact immediately.
The Cats are looking very promising for the future, as they Cards have their eyes set on a possible national championship. Both programs are looking in the right direction, and will make the teams meeting this season more interesting.