The Louisville defense continues to get stronger as Louisville lands another pair of transfer commitments following the announcement earlier today regarding the commitments from Stephen Herron Jr. and Rodney McGraw.
Joining Herron and McGraw as newly committed Cardinals are a pair of safeties from down south in Arkansas transfer Myles Slusher and Baylor transfer Devin Neal.
Slusher, a former four-star prospect out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, has played his previous two seasons in Fayetteville, Arkansas as a member of the Razorbacks. The 6-foot-0 defensive back finished this past season tied for second on the team with two interceptions and tallied 50 tackles. Slusher also tallied three tackles for loss, four pass breakups, and two quarterback hurries.
The Oklahoma product will be a huge asset to a defense that now includes the likes of Benjamin Perry, Dezmond Tell, Stephen Herron, Rodney McGraw, Devin Neal, Micah Carter, Saadiq Clements, and more.
Included in that list is former Baylor safety Devin Neal Jr. A native of Lexington, Kentucky did not come home to the University of Kentucky, but rather committed to their bitter rivals in the Louisville Cardinals. The 6-foot-0 safety only appeared in one game this calendar year and it was in last year’s Sugar Bowl against the Ole Miss Rebels.
Neal did not record any statistics in that game, but has recorded 22 total tackles, a tackle for loss, and a forced fumble in his collegiate career as a Bear. Now, he is coming to a new look Louisville defense in which Ron English typically runs a 4-2-5 defense, which greatly benefits defensive backs.
Former defensive coordinator, Bryan Brown, implemented a 3-4 defense, so switching to English’s 4-2-5 defense, which means four linemen, two linebackers, and five defensive backs, will create a lot of opportunity for both Neal and Slusher.