The big news of the day is that Teddy Bridgewater has successfully enrolled early at U of L and will begin classes here on Monday. The five-star QB from Miami Northwestern will reportedly come straight to Louisville from the U.S. Army All-American game. Practice reports from the event in San Antonio have Bridgewater performing extremely well, and also spending a small amount of time at wide receiver.
Bridgewater's fellow Elite 11 camper, DaMarcus Smith, is still hoping to also enroll early, but is awaiting final approval from the NCAA Clearinghouse. The Seneca High School product had this to say about the future competition with Bridgewater: "This is my city and I really take pride in that. This is going to be a fun competition."
Like I said a few weeks ago, very possibly the most intriguing offseason in the history of Louisville football.
Gerod Holliman, a four-star safety from Miami, will announce his college choice during Saturday's U.S. Army All-American game.
"I've finalized (the decision) in my mind right now," Holliman said between East squad practices Monday.
Holiman, who has reportedly spent a lot of time hearing about Louisville from Bridgewater this week, will pick between the Cards, LSU, West Virginia, and Ole Miss. Here's what he recently said about U of L: "I love the school. I know a lot of the players that go out there. I had a fun time on my visit up there and I love the coaches."
Holiman's teammate and fellow highly-touted defensive back, Andrew Johnson, will announce his college choice Thursday at the Nike South Florida All-Star game. He will choose between Louisville, Ole Miss and West Virginia.
Bridgewater's high school teammate and fellow Cardinal commit Eli Rogers has been turning some heads during practice for the upcoming Under Armour All-American game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
It's been a rather quiet week in terms of showmanship and trash talking on the field, but Louisville commit Eli Rogers (Miami/Northwestern) showed a little bit of swagger after laying out to make a diving catch over FSU commit Nick Waisome (Groveland, Fla./South Lake) in 7-on-7 drills.
After the amazing catch, Rogers rose to his feet and emphatically spiked the football.
"Oh yeah, you know, it's been pretty quiet but game time is coming, and I'm going to try to get things hyped up," Rogers said.
The former Miami commit with be joined by his high school teammate and fellow ESPNU 150 member Teddy Bridgewater at Louisville. Rogers said his decision came down to a combination of wanting to get away from home and Miami's struggles on the field.
"Once Randy Shannon was fired, that pretty much closed the door," Rogers said. "Coach Charlie Strong is like a father figure to me, and he's going to make sure I do well."
Rogers said Al Golden and the new Miami staff hasn't tried to contact him.
"No, I'm just thinking about Teddy and I at Louisville," Rogers said. "We are going to come into the program already having a connection, and there will be big things happening in the Big East."
Don't be surprised if "All-Big East wide receiver was once overshadowed by teammate" has become a trendy feature piece about three years from now.