Jawon Pass, one of the most highly-rated quarterbacks in the class of 2016, will announce his college decision Thursday at 4 p.m. from his Carver High School in Columbus, Ga. Pass is choosing between Louisville, Alabama and Auburn.
The 6'5, 220-pound dual threat quarterback is a player that Cardinal fans have been hearing about for some time now, especially since his oder brother, Khane, committed to U of L last August. Pass is a four-star recruit who holds offers from essentially every major college football program in the country, and who will undoubtedly (and unfairly) draw comparisons to Teddy Bridgewater if he commits to Louisville this afternoon.
Despite spending the last two days with Nick Saban at Alabama, the 247 Sports crystal ball has been trending towards Louisville in recent hours, and a majority of those who follow this sort of thing for a living seem to think that Pass is destined to become a Cardinal.
It's tough to call this one but I think family wins out in the end. That said, if he picked Alabama on Thursday I certainly wouldn't be surprised. LOUISVILLE
This one's tough to call because I used to think Pass was bound for Auburn. However, it seems to me the Crimson Tide's recent push just might pay off. Pass visited Tuscaloosa this week and told me he hears from Alabama more than any other school. ALABAMA
My heart was telling me Khalid Kareem and Jaquan Yulee would commit elsewhere, even if my head said Alabama. My heart says Louisville for Pass with his family connection and connection with quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee. Third time's not a charm. I think he picks Louisville and Alabama focuses on other areas of need. LOUISVILLE
STEVE JONES, Louisville Courier-Journal
I think Pass wants to learn to be a pro-style quarterback, and while Louisville and Alabama both offer that, the Cardinals also have the family connection with Pass' brother on the team. LOUISVILLE
I'm told that there will be a stream of Pass' announcement online, so we'll be sure to have that up on the site when the time comes.
We've already had Alabama sites accidentally publishing stories saying Pass had committed to the Crimson Tide, so stay tuned for what promises to be an eventful July day.