The biggest offseason question for Louisville football in 2016 surrounds the NFL Draft decisions of its five talented defensive juniors -- Devonte Fields, Josh Harvey-Clemons, Keith Kelsey, DeAngelo Brown and Shaq Wiggins. It appears that the first domino of this story has been pushed, and it has fallen in the direction of returning to U of L.
The Louisville football team will have one of its top defensive playmakers back for the 2016 season as safety Josh Harvey-Clemons has elected to return to school for his senior year instead of leaving early for the NFL draft, his grandfather said Tuesday.
Woodrow Clemons said his grandson informed U of L's coaches of his decision on Monday, and he'll begin classes for the new semester on Wednesday. Woodrow Clemons said Josh Harvey-Clemons, who was a third-team All-ACC pick in his first eligible year at U of L after transferring from Georgia, didn't receive a first- or second-round grade in the evaluation he received from the NFL, and that the decision wasn't too difficult after that.
Out of the five, I would have said that Harvey-Clemons and Fields were the two least likely to return, so already having one coming back for his senior season makes it feel like we're playing with house money here.
If Todd Grantham returns four or all five of these guys .... well, it's going to be a fun summer of dreaming big.