Louisville Football: Trinity punter could become a Cardinal

The ties between Trinity High School and the Louisville football program run deep. Jeff Brohm, Brian Brohm, and Greg Brohm all starred at Trinity and eventually made their way to the University of Louisville in a time where playing for the Cardinals wasn’t as glamorous as it is today. Louisville is now a part of the Atlantic Coast Conference, which makes it a Power Five school, but that was not always the case.

Back when Howard Schnellenberger was the coach of the Cardinals, the Louisville football program held independent status and now it is in a revered conference, albeit still behind the Big Ten Conference and the Southeastern Conference (SEC), respectively.

Being a part of a large conference gives the Cardinals an opportunity to recruit at a high level, including high level in-state talent. Which is where Trinity, among other schools intertwine with Louisville.

The Brohms established a history of local talent coming to the University of Louisville and over ten years later, the trend continues. This time it is in the special teams department with Trinity punter Carter Schwartz.

A notable resource for high school special teams athletes, Kohl’s Professional Camps, has Schwartz rated right now as a 4.5 star prospect. Standing at an impressive 6-foot-4, 215-lbs., Schwartz has a formidable frame to explode footballs off of his foot, which he has done thus far during his time in high school.

He originally committed to the University of Kentucky in October 2022 via a preferred walk-on offer. But as of two days ago, he announced his decision to decommit from Kentucky and re-open his recruitment.

According to Cardinal Authority, he is considering the University of Louisville, as well as UCLA, Oregon State, Michigan State, and Notre Dame. But, knowing that Jeff Brohm is a former Trinity grad and his desire to stay in the state of Kentucky by originally committing to Kentucky, then there is a good chance that he could come to Louisville and fill a hole left by the absence of Mark Vassett.

Mark Vassett entered the transfer portal on December 19, 2022 and it did not take him long to find a new home in Boulder, Colorado as he committed to Head Coach Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes a mere seven days later.

If Carter Schwartz were to join the Cardinals, he would join fellow punter Brady Hodges, who was a true freshman walk-on in 2021. Hodges also is the holder on extra points and field goals. So the depth at the punter position is certainly lacking and Carter Schwartz could be a huge pickup for the Cardinals.

It is still unclear if he would receive a scholarship offer since he committed as a preferred walk-on at Kentucky, but now that Mark Vassett is gone, who was a scholarship player, there could be an opening for a special teams scholarship offer to be handed out.