Scott Satterfield and his staff got more good news this weekend with the commitment of defensive end Ashton Gillotte out of Florida. Gillotte becomes the third member of the defensive line class for Mark Ivey. Louisville was able to beat out Duke, Pitt, Vandy, and UCF for Gillott and he also held offers from Kansas, Maryland, Syracuse, and Wake Forest.
Louisville has placed a priority on long and athletic defenders in this class and there’s no doubt that Gillotte fits that mold. He’s 6-4/220 and as we’ve seen with other players in this class, he has the frame to add plenty of weight before and when he gets to campus. Gillotte also has the potential to be a stand up edge rusher in situational packages early in his career.
Gillotte finished last season with 82 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles. He is the second super productive player that the staff has landed after Ryheem Craig. I really love his motor and the way he pursues the football on plays to the other side. The defensive linemen that the staff have been targeting remind me of Amonte Caban with more length. These guys really get after the football and that effort matched with their athleticism should pay off.
I don’t know why, but this video Gillotte posted a while back stood out to me:
While some people are on Coronacation, I am putting in the work— Ashton Gillotte (@AshtonGillotte) March 22, 2020
50 reps w 150lb sandbag over shoulder,48 reps of bench press (55lb DB), 110 yds walking lunges (70lb Sandbag)@CoachBKU @CoachCohenWake @CoachPopovich @CoachWEFritz @CoachDiribe96 @wesnab4646 pic.twitter.com/nCXYMivYDx
The work ethic stuff can be overblown but he has plenty of these types of videos on his profile that shows that he works hard on his own.
Committed ⚫️ #GoCards @UofLFootball @MarkIveyUofL90 @Coach_Dennison @CoachSattUofL @Backendcoach12 @CoachDNic @coachmac98 @Coach_Hicks51 @pete_nochta13 @UofLRecruiting1 @AjHowardUL @SWiltfong247 @EdOBrien247 @RivalsJohnson @SpartanEdit @BrbobcatsF pic.twitter.com/xAP14s4O26— Ashton Gillotte (@AshtonGillotte) May 18, 2020