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National Signing Day: Kyle Bolin Signs With Louisville

U of L has received a signed letter of intent from one of the most notable, and outspoken, members of its 2013 recruiting class.

It feels like Lexington Catholic quarterback Kyle Bolin has been a Cardinal for about five years now, but today it's official.

The three-star quarterback originally committed to Louisville back in Sept. of 2011 and has since been outspoken about his love for the Cardinals on social media sites like Twitter. That love hasn't made him a lot of friends in his home city, as the Lexington Herald-Leader discussed earlier this month.

The day of this season's Louisville-Kentucky men's basketball matchup, Bolin put on a U of L shirt and took his younger brother, Clay, to a Lexington eatery to watch the game. After Rick Pitino's Cardinals won, a grown man who had two children with him told Kyle he "was a UK reject going to Louisville."

Then he challenged Bolin to a fight.

"My brother kept his head," Clay Bolin said. "The grown-up, he really seemed like he wanted to fight."

Perhaps most fascinating of all have been the things some people have felt free to direct at Kyle on Twitter.

One wished the quarterback a broken leg. Another hoped he develops Lou Gehrig's Disease.

"He showed me those things and I was like 'Why? Why would anyone say such things to a kid?" Monica Bolin, Kyle's mother, said. "It really does make you wonder."

Bolin's senior season was off to a tremendous start before he tore his ACL on the final Friday of September. Up until that point, he had led Lexington Catholic to a 7-1 record and had completed completed 108-of-195 passes for 1,508 yards and six touchdowns.

Here's Bolin in action: