Three of the fifteen recruits in the 2023 class are offensive linemen. Four star lineman Madden Sanker, of Douglasville, Georgia, may be one of the most excited recruits to take the field for the Cardinals next year, based on his Twitter account. And joining him in the trenches is three star linemen Jordan Church out of Fort Myers, Florida and Luke Burgess out of New Palestine, Indiana.
But the recruitment for these mountain men has not stopped there. Louisville has also extended offers to three-star linemen Siaosi Tapaatoutai out of Mission Hills, California and Sean Na’a out of Bellflower, California.
Sean Na’a is the teammate of current Louisville commits quarterback Pierce Clarkson, wide receivers DeAndre Moore and Jahlil McClain, as well as cornerback Aaron Williams. The Cards have done a stellar job thus far of locking down all of this talent in one school and they have not run out of scholarships for the Braves.
Na’a is the latest member of the Braves to receive a scholarship, and his quarterback has been trying to convince him to join him and his other teammates in Louisville. He would become the fifth member of the team to join the Cardinals and if that happens, then the school of St. John Bosco may as well be called the farm team for Flyville.
On the other hand, Tapaatoutai is an insteresting story because he allegedly committed to Arizona verbally back in April 2022. But via his Twitter feed, it appears that his commitment status is still open as he posted this four hours ago.
Joining them in the mix is the recent news that four-star offensive lineman Zechariah Owens just announced his decommitment from Clemson. When he was originally recruited, he received an offer from the Louisville Cardinals. Will he make it to The Ville? Who knows. But what an exciting time if you are an offensive lineman and the Cards are still throwing out scholarships to the masters of the trenches.
Brown announced today via Twitter that he will not be returning to Wisconsin and has entered his name into the transfer portal. He was a former five-star recruit coming out of high school and did receive an offer from the University of Louisville as a high school student. But the reason he left the Badgers was due to an internal incident that forced interim head coach Jim Leonhard to dismiss him from the program.
It is still unclear if Brown was a locker room problem but the reality is that there is another “people mover” on the market. With the amount of passion in the current linemen who are coming in plus the amount of scholarships the coaching staff has already given out creates potential for all or most of these guys to suit up in the red and white.
The future of the Cardinal offense already looks “juggernaut-esque” with the commitments of Pierce Clarkson, Rueben Owens, DeAndre Moore, Madden Sanker, Luke Burgess, Jordan Church, and others.