What else does Louisville football need?
Appearing on the Big Red Louie Podcast this past weekend, Greg Fitzpatrick (Father of receivers Dez and Christian Fitzpatrick), talked with us about a variety of topics relating to Louisville football – one of them being recruiting. He talked about the job Scott Satterfield and staff have done to completely shift the culture for the Louisville football program, calling him a “godsend,” and applauding how quickly he had his team ready to compete at the highest level.
He recalled a conversation he had with his son Christian Fitzpatrick during his recruitment last year where he gave his thoughts on just how close the Cards were to reaching the top of the ACC. He said,”I told Christian, Louisville is one killer a** recruiting class away from competing at the top,” It’s clear that other recruits feel the same way, and that was made even more evident when Jaraye Williams announced his commitment to Louisville over the weekend.
Williams was the sixth straight defensive commitment for the Cards, something we highlighted last week, as Bryan Brown continues to retool his defense. He’ll give the defense another extremely talented player with an incredibly high ceiling, joining the likes of four-star safety Ben Perry, three-star defensive end Victoine Brown, and others.
Louisville now sits with 11 total commitments and is ranked as the 28th best-recruiting class in the country according to 247 Sports, and the eighth-best in the ACC. With upwards of 15 spots left remaining in the class (give or take a few) there is still a lot of work to be done.
The defense has been a big area of focus in this class as we’ve noted, and even with eight of the 11 players committed playing defense there are still more needs there. There are also a few needs, while not as prominent, on the offensive side of the ball.
With that in mind lets take a look at where the biggest needs remain in the class of 2021 for Louisville football.