Jawon Pass, the highly-touted four-star quarterback who committed to Louisville over Auburn and Alabama over the summer, has officially signed on to play his college football for the Cardinals.
Recently, Pass impressed scouts and coaches with his week of practice and performance at the Army All-American Game. Here's what Mark Ennis had to say about him after that week.
Pass is nowhere near a finished product. Especially as a pure passer. When he gets to Louisville he will probably have to do much of what Lamar Jackson did: Learn to recognize basic fronts and coverages, improve his footwork, improve his throwing motion so that his throws are basically the same throw every time. Things like that. Additionally, he's big and be much, much bigger. I wouldn't be shocked at all to see him 6'5, 240 by the time he's Louisville's quarterback.
For several reasons, Pass coming to Louisville is about as ideal of a situation as either Louisville or Pass could ask for. First, Petrino and Garrick McGee will get to work out the kinks of transitioning to more of a mobile quarterback/option style attack in the remaining Lamar Jackson years. When Pass takes over, they'll have worked out the scheme and be far more comfortable calling plays in it as an overall attack.
Second, Pass will have plenty of time to simply observe and grow. Ideally, a redshirt season and then spot duty in the following years would allow Pass to play behind Jackson, put on weight, learn, overhaul the way he throws the ball, and adjust to the college game before ever being forced into full time action.
Welcome to Louisville, Jawon.