The Cardinal Countdown...22 Days Until Kickoff

#22 Corvin Lamb


Class: RS Freshman Ht/Wt: 5-9/205 Position: Running Back Hometown: Miami, Fla

Louisville’s Take: Speedy back who played for one of the top high schools in the state of Florida... played for William Rolle at Northwestern High School... one of the fastest players in the entire state of Florida... transferred to Northwestern from St. Thomas Aquinas... rated as the 65th-best running back in the nation by and the 97th-best player in the state of Florida... ranked as the 250th-best player in the country by ranked 97th on the a two-star running back with 4.3 speed, rushed for 912 yards and 14 touchdowns in leading Miami Northwestern to a 10-2 record...

Thoughts: Corvin Lamb is a bit of a mystery to me. I don’t want to fall in love to soon. Corvin was a 2010 commit who had some academic issues but got cleared last summer right before the season. Corvin is one of four high profile players on our team from Northwestern High School out of Miami. (Teddy, Michaelee and Eli the others) As of right now, it appears he’s one of four competing for what may be an arbitrary title of "starting running back". Everyone knows we’ll split carries all year, but someone needs to step up. Everyone wants to stick Lamb into a box labeled "fast" but the guy has some versatility.Yes, his speed rivals that of Speedy Gonzales (the go to lunch at El Nopal by the way…don’t you dare come at me with the Huevos Rancheros. Not even close hombre) but he also packs a punch. It appears Lamb and Perry could be interchangeable when they need to throw some speed on the field, but Lamb is looking to get more than a handful of opportunities each game. Keep an eye on Mr. Lamb, as he and Radcliff develop into a nice one-two punch for us in the next few years.

Potential Nicknames: "Lambo" (As in Lamborghini…cause he’s real fast. This is a good one guys)

#22 Jordon Paschal


Class: RS Sophomore Ht/Wt: 5-8/180 Position: Cornerback Hometown: Trotwood, Ohio

Louisville’s Take: Needs to emerge and help in the secondary ... had a good fall and showed an ability to compete. ... has worked hard to get better with his technique ... will head into fall with a real possibility for playing time.

Thoughts: Anyone else see a young Luke Whitehead in the picture above? No, just me? OK.

While the corner position more than likely has our starters set, there is some room for players like Jordan to legitimately compete for some significant playing time. Jordan was named a starter last year before the season began, but he actually never started a game and only appeared in eight of them. After an impressive fall, Jordan got back in the flow of things and seemed to strike a chord with the coaching staff. While A. Johnson may not be relinquishing his spot anytime soon, I guarantee we see Paschal on the field at some point September 2nd. We have to remind ourselves sometimes that we have talented kids like Jordan who are only sophomores. We all hear the negative talk about "losing recruits" and "will Charlie stay", but in this fast paced world let’s not forget to reflect on what we currently have rolling. I’m worried about the long-term future as well, but the next 2-3 years looks pretty damn sweet. Let’s not forget where we were just three short years ago.

Potential Nicknames: "Jay Pizzle", "Double Duece"

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