Louisville football strikes twice adding dynamic safety to 2021 haul

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Louisville football strikes again.

We started to get wind late yesterday evening that Wednesday had the potential to be a special day for the Louisville football program when coaches and current commitments took to Twitter with incredibly selected gifs and comments about the class coming together.

Sure enough, shortly after Kani Walker committed to the Louisville football program on Wednesday, which you can read about here, the Cardinals struck again, securing a second commitment in their secondary from standout defensive back Derrick Edwards.

The Miami, FL native is currently ranked as the 994th-best prospect in the 2021 class (247Sports Composite) and the 78th-best safety in the country and chose Scott Satterfield and company over Baylor, Florida State, Indiana, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Tennessee, and others.

Edwards is the 14th commitment to join the 2021 recruiting class and the 10th on the defensive side of the ball, continuing to push forward the strategy of adding as many players to restock their defense as possible. The coaching staff has made recruiting in the secondary a priority this cycle adding commitments from Benjamin Perry, Bralyn Oliver  Rance Conner Jr. and now Walker and Edwards.


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Louisville had been rumored to be the favorite in Edwards’ recruitment for quite some time, but now they have the 5-foot-11 safety in the fold. Quarterbacks coach Frank Ponce and defensive coordinator Bryan Brown have done a terrific job recruiting in the South Florida area with Edwards joining Conner and RJ Sorensen. In terms of Edwards, he will join a secondary that will grant possible early opportunities to contribute immediately. Furthermore, what does Edwards’ commitment mean to Louisville?

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