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Florida DE Jabreel Stephens commits to Louisville

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Louisville landed its 21st commitment from the class of 2017 when Florida defensive end Jabreel Stephens pledged his allegiance to the Cards Wednesday night.

Stephens, a three-star prospect, had offers from Cal, Maryland, Arizona, Syracuse and Kentucky, among others. The 6'5, 230-pound Stephens plays defensive end for Armwood High School, but could also play linebacker at the college level.

"I love Louisville's defensive scheme," Stephens told "They see me as a guy that can blitz off the edge and drop back and play in the flats. I love it up there and love the coaching staff."

Five games into his senior season, Stephens leads Armwood in tackles with 28. He also has four sacks and seven tackles for loss.

Stephens becomes the second class of 2017 defensive end to commit to the Cards, joining Georgia product Kam Jones.