Number of verbal commitments: 11
Key recruit: DeMarcus Smith
Still on the board: Lamar Dawson
Next year's name to know: Josh Harris
Freshman to follow: Jason Hatcher
Comment: Charlie Strong continues his hot recruiting. With 11 commitments, Louisville is well on its way to a deep class with some impressive talent. An injury ended Smith's junior campaign prematurely, but his sophomore season, in which he tossed for more than 3,200 yards, was remarkable. Ballard's DeVante Parker should see the field sooner rather than later for the Cardinals. Strong will need to continue to lock up the top players in the city while also expanding his reach into other states like Florida, where he is well-established.