Louisville Head Coach Jeff Brohm lands his seventh commitment of the 2024 recruiting cycle and the eighth total commitment for the Cardinals. The lone Cardinals commitment before Jeff Brohm arrived was four-star running back Isaac Brown, who committed under the Scott Satterfield era.
Trent Carter is a three-star linebacker out of The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, and announced on Sunday that he committed to the University of Louisville, becoming only the second recruit on the defensive side of the ball to commit to the Cardinals in the 2024 recruiting cycle.
The other recruit was fellow Florida product, TJ Capers. In the past two recruiting cycles, Trent Carter is the second linebacker who committed to the Cardinals, joining four-star linebacker Stanquan Clark. The future of the linebacker position is looking bright for Jeff Brohm, Mark Hagen, and Ron English.
About one week ago, the 6-foot-2, 216-pound Carter announced that Louisville made his Top 5 schools, alongside Pittsburgh, Memphis, Coastal Carolina, and Appalachian State. Here at Big Red Louie, we speculated that he would commit to Louisville or Pittsburgh because those were the only two Power Five programs on his list.
And that came to fruition Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM. Now that he is a Cardinal, what is Louisville getting in a Top-105 linebacker prospect in the nation?
During his junior season at The Bolles School, he recorded 76 solo tackles and 34 assisted tackles for 110 total tackles. 110 total tackles was good enough to be the leading tackler on his team, by a lot. The next closest player to him was Skyler Malone, who recorded 82 total tackles.
For the sake of comparison, Trent Carter held two Power Five offers, while the most prominent offer for Malone was from the University of Connecticut. So, from a statistical perspective, Trent Carter is all over the football field and will be a great addition to the Louisville defense in the years to come.