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Defensive end Kristian Varner has decommited

Louisville’s recruiting class continues to spiral down the drain.

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville football has lost another commit as Kristian Varner has decided to reopen his recruitment. Varner is a defensive end out of Georgia that had been committed since June. He chose Louisville over a handful of G5 teams as well as Vanderbilt, Tennessee, and Boston College. Varner value in this class was high as he was one of the few defensive end prospects. As of now, Anthony Adkins and Jeremiah Pruitte have been mentioned as possible “edge” players but both have starred on offense for their high school teams this year.

Louisville is now down to ten commits in the class and as of now they only have one player scheduled for an official visit in the future. Vince Tyra has specifically mentioned recruiting in multiple interviews over the last few weeks as a focus for him when it comes to the future of Bobby Petrino. I’d imagine that the loss of three recruits in less than a week, as well as the loss of a freshman quarterback, won’t go over well.

We will have to wait to see how Petrino and his staff go about trying to salvage this class, but it seems like they are having a hard time selling the idea that things will improve. If they can’t sell recruits on the future, I don’t think they will be able to sell the fans or the man that has a big decision to make in a few weeks.