Late last night, Mark Ennis of 93.9 The Ville reported that Russ Yeast was leaving the football team. The news of Yeast transferring has been corroborated by a few different people in Louisville media this morning. The sophomore cornerback has been buried on the depth chart this season and has only seen the field as a cornerback in a couple of games. Yeast was a part time starter last season as a true freshman. He ended last season with 23 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 2 pass break ups.
This year, Yeast has been the number two kick returner behind Hassan Hall and things just haven’t worked out for him at the cornerback position. In my opinion, Yeast has the talent to be a good player but I don’t think he’s been developed well since he’s arrived. He showed flashes of his potential last year while also showing his inexperience. He gave up a bad touchdown this year against Virginia this year and he looked like a guy that had lost his confidence, to me.
Yeast is the second player to transfer from Louisville in the last week. Jordan Travis left the team last Thursday. They both join Toryque Bateman as underclassmen who have left the program since the season started. Couple those losses with the recent decommitments that we have seen and it’s obvious that Louisville will have to do something to stop the bleeding before December when classes end and the early signing day comes.
Here’s to hoping that Russ finds a place where he can regain that confidence and have a strong career.
According to multiple sources, former Under Armour All-American and composite 4-star c/o 2017 signee Russ Yeast left the Louisville football team today and will seek a transfer.— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) November 6, 2018