Head Coach Jeff Brohm has landed his first commitment as the University of Louisville’s new Head Coach. Previously committed to Purdue University, three-star defensive end Micah Carter has officially announced his commitment to the Louisville Cardinals.
Brohm, a native of Louisville and former Trinity grad, is known for his ties to the high schools in Louisville as well as his fierce ability to recruit prospects in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, which stems from his time as Head Coach of the Purdue Boilermakers.
It was heavily anticipated that seeing the decommitment from a few recruits under the Satterfield administration that there would be a similar exodus in Purdue recruits with the hiring of Jeff Brohm at Louisville. The first domino to fall is St. Xavier defensive end Micah Carter.
This past season with the Tigers, Carter played ten games and recorded 51 total tackles, six sacks, seven tackles for loss, and two quarterback hurries. The 6-foot-5 defensive lineman led the Tigers to a regular season win over their rival Trinity and into the playoffs where they played Male High School and suffered a loss by one single point, losing 22-21.
Had the Tigers won that game, they would have made the 6A State Championship Game against Bullitt East. However, Male stole that bid from them where they went on to lose in the Championship Game against Bullitt East.
The excitement of Carter’s commitment to the Cardinals is two-fold. For one, it marks the first domino to fall in the recruitment process for Jeff Brohm as the newly installed coach and there is no doubt that several more will follow in Carter’s footsteps. Secondly, it marks a significant shift in recruiting strategy from the Satterfield to Brohm era. Satterfield was often criticized for not recruiting the local talent in the city of Louisville or even in the state of Kentucky.
If you were to take a glimpse at the list of recruits in the 2023 class under his tenure, a large portion of recruits come from Florida, Texas, and California. There was a commitment from Luke Burgess out of New Palestine, Indiana. However, that is more of an exception rather than the rule. With Brohm in town, he has knowledge of the area and ties to local coaches that will help “build a wall” around the city of Louisville in terms of landing recruits to the University that is in their city.