Travis Egan, the quarterback who led Bullitt East High School to the Class 6-A state championship and was named Kentucky Mr. Football, has announced his commitment to the University of Louisville as a preferred walk-on.
Egan stands at 6-foot-2 and 200 lbs. He completed 66% of his passes, threw for 2,934 yards, 35 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He also added 979 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. Per Jody Demling of Cardinal Authority, he had not heard from Louisville until Jeff Brohm’s December hire.
The Mount Washington, KY native drove the Bullitt East High School Chargers to a 14-1 overall record and their first ever state title, in dramatic fashion nonetheless. On December 3, 2022, in the championship game, Egan would go out of his typical wheelhouse to catch a two-point conversion pass to edge the Male Bulldogs for the victory.
Chargers coach Keegan Kendrick told the Courier-Journal,
"“Travis is an elite quarterback because he plays at a high level in every facet of the game. He can make any throw, he has the ability to hurt you with his feet, and his decision-making is on another level than most of his counterparts. He can read linebackers, defensive backs, and linemen.”"
Egan is the latest to prove Brohm is getting it done locally
Prior to his commitment, Egan wasn’t a highly sought-after prospect, but he exemplifies a culture change for the University of Louisville. Every single Louisville head coach has said they’d do it; that is, every single coach but the one currently doing it. Jeff Brohm is recruiting local talent.
Scott Satterfield declared he would focus on recruiting from local schools when he was hired, but failed to follow through with that claim. Which ultimately made fans sick and tired of losing talented local players to out-of-state schools, or to the school down the road. Satterfield criticized past coaches for neglecting the local talent pool and failing to nurture nearby relationships. But when push came to shove, Satterfield could not bring local kids to Louisville.
Now it is a different story with Jeff Brohm at the helm. He is doing what Satterfield couldn’t.
Louisville Local Commits since December- Preferred Walk-Ons
Bullitt East Quarterback Travis Egan
St. Xavier Linebacker Jaxon Panariello
DeSales Offensive Tackle James Glover-Tyson
Ballard Defensive back Jaden Minkins
Trinity Punter Carter Schwartz
Eastern Offensive Tackle Quintez Thomas
Travis Egan is unlikely to jump Pierce Clarkson on the depth chart, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Egan as a starter in four years. Working with Brian Brohm and Jeff Brohm, he could develop into a special kid. He’s got great tools, but he also has some hard work to refine those tools and move comfortably in the pocket. It’s going to be exciting to see how Egan develops.
He did hold scholarship offers from Kentucky Wesleyan and the University of Charleston, but elected to stay home and play for Louisville without a guaranteed scholarship.