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National Signing Day 2018: RB Javian Hawkins and S Marlon Character sign with Louisville football

Let the four-stars keep flowing like wine.

Boston College v Louisville Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Louisville’s National Signing Day has a bit of a different feel in 2018. That’s because the Cardinal inked 20 players during college football’s first early signing period a couple months ago, leaving U of L in a position where it expected to ink just three players on the traditional February date.

Two of those three players made their commitments to Bobby Petrino’s program official on Wednesday morning.

Javian Hawkins, a longtime U of L commit from Cocoa High School in Florida, made his pledge official after choosing to hold off during the early signing period so that he could sign at the same time as his high school teammates. Hawkins rushed for 1,783 yards and 20 touchdowns while averaging better than 9.0 yards per carry as a senior in 2017.

Louisville also landed Marlon Character, a JuCo All-American who is rated as the 18th-best junior college player in America. Character began his college football career at Auburn before transferring out last May. He had previously been committed to South Carolina.

There’s still another announcement coming, but so far so good when it comes to Louisville’s 2018 class.

I can dig it.