Feb. 3, 2010
2010 Signing Day Central
Complete Release in PDF Format
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- University
of Louisville head football
coach Charlie Strong announced
on Wednesday the
signing of 20 student-athletes
Intent to join the Cardinals
The Cardinals did sign
three players who are midyear
enrollees in quarterback
Luke Woodley from Dallas,
Texas, defensive tackle Randy
Salmon from Hutchinson
Community College and defensive
end Tyler Harrell,
who transferred to Louisville
Hired on Dec. 9, Strong put
together one of the deepest
and arguably most-talented
classes in school history in
just a span of 55 days.
Louisville signed seven
players from the state of
Florida, four from Ohio and
Georgia, two from Kentucky
and New Jersey and one
The seven players from Florida are true "gets" for Strong as he continues his stronghold on the Sunshine state from his success at Florida.
Strong was able to grab two players out of Northwestern High School in Miami in wide receiver Michaelee Harris and running back Corvin Lamb. Harris is a complete wide
receiver, who is ranked on the Rivals 250 list. Lamb rushed for 912 yards and 14 scores and owns legitimate 4.3 speed. Treasure Coast linebacker Deon Rogers, who was orginally
committed to Georgia, made the switch to Louisville late in the process. Rogers, has outstanding speed, recorded 58 tackles and 12 tackles for loss as a senior.
Defensive end B.J. Butler from Kissimmee, Fla. is another former Georgia committment, who made the switch to Louisville after the Cardinals hired Strong. Butler is one of the
top-rated players in the state of Florida and will bring a lot of athleticism to the defensive line.
The Cardinals added two big bodies in defensive lineman Jamaine Brooks and off ensive lineman Chris Acosta. Brooks, is a 300-pound defensive lineman from Palmetto High
School, is a big-body guy who can be tough to move off the line-of-scrimmage, while Acosta is an athletic lineman who can play a variety of diff erent positions. Wide receiver Josh
Bellamy from Butte College, who grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla. is the last player signed from the Sunshine State. Bellamy is an explosive wide out who runs precise routes. At Butte,
he caught 80 passes for 1,307 yards and 17 touchdowns during his two-year career.
The Cardinals made a good name for themselves in the state of Ohio, grabbing four student-athletes from the Buckeye State. Louisville inked a pair of Browns in quarterback Dominique
Brown and linebacker Preston Brown. Dominique, the top-rated quarterback in Ohio, rushed for 1,998 yards last season in guiding Winton Woods to a 13-2 record and the
school's fi rst-ever Division II Ohio State Championship. Preston is the prototypical linebacker who can run and could be a great addition to Strong's defensive scheme. Linebacker Tyon
Dixon from Colerain High School is an undersized, but athletic and powerful linebacker who plays hard. He has been clocked at 4.56 in the 40-yard dash, while cornerback Jordan
Paschal was credited with 266 career tackles and eight interceptions during his high-school career.
Louisville landed two of the top in-state products in wide receiver Stephan Robinson from Central High School and defensive tackle Brandon Dunn from Pleasure Ridge Park
High School. Robinson, who owns 4.4 speed, caught 33 passes for 673 yards and six touchdowns at Central, while Dunn is a versatile lineman who can help the Cardinals up front.
Strong signed four players out of Georgia, including two Sandy Creek teammates in Jarrett Davis, a wide receiver, and Lacy Coleman, a defensive end. Davis led Sandy Creek to a
state title by catching fi ve passes for 182 yards, while Coleman was a fi rst-team All-State performer. Wide receiver Senorise Perry is one of the fastest players in the state of Georgia,
being clocked at 4.28 in the 40-yard dash. He scored 15 touchdowns as a senior. Athlete Marcus Smith from Hardaway High School is a tremendous athlete, who threw for over 1,800
yards and 14 touchdowns last year, but could play a couple of diff erent positions.
Off ensive lineman Jake Smith from Jacksonville, Ala. helps fi ll a huge need for the Cardinal on the off ensive line. At 313 pounds, Smith is an athletic and physical athlete who will
add much-needed depth at that position.
The Cardinals will begin spring practice on March 24. Further dates and times will be announced at a later date.