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3-Star OLB/DE Jabreel Stephens de-commits from the University of Louisville

Cards lose an edge rusher just a week before signing day

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The Cards took a bit of a blow to their 2017 recruiting class today when composite 3-star defensive end/outside linebacker Jabreel Stephens decided to withdraw his pledge from U of L.

Stephens committed to the Cardinals back on October 5th and took an official visit on January 14th. The 6’3” product comes from Seffner, Fl, which is right outside of the Tampa area. Despite having a number of offers from Power 5 schools, the 247 Sports Crystal Ball prediction has him sticking closer to home and playing for the University of South Florida.

This brings Louisville’s current number of commitments in this class to 22, with National Signing Day coming up in just a week on February 1st. As it currently stands, Louisville’s 2017 class is ranked 29th in the composite standings.