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The Cardinal Countdown: 15 Days Until Kickoff

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#15 Kameron Wilson

Class: Freshman

Ht/Wt: 6-2/230

Position: Linebacker

Hometown: McDonough, GA

Twitter: @Kameron00074791

Thoughts: Let me tell you a little story. Back in March of 2019 the Louisville Cardinals got a commitment from an unknown Kam Wilson to come play football. At that point in time the new staff hadn’t coached a game, hadn’t led more than a handful of practices, and were so new to Louisville they didn’t even know how to pronounce it yet. But they got Kam, who at the time was also a bit unproven as he was an unranked and unevaluated recruit. Fast forward nine months and a now composite three star player who reached four star status with 247 was trending upward at a ridiculous speed and being pursued by multiple other Power 5 programs, but guess who else was trending upward….your Louisville Cardinal football program.

Kam held fast to his commitment and signed with the birds in December of last year. Already adding close to 20lbs since his listed weight in high school Kam is a legit threat to make an immediate impact in the linebackers group (outside) in 2020, especially since the NCAA has ruled this is basically a free season of eligibility for all players.

The All-State, team captain, tackling machine has some edge about him and can deliver a hit that results in some serious consequences for inattentive wideouts or tight ends. Check out his clips below for a taste of what he can bring to the table (Spoiler Alert: Pain).

Sweet Tweet:

The #15 has some recent history with Trumaine Washington and Andrew Johnson, but it’ll always be Bilal Powell to me.

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#Jalen Mitchell

Class: RS Freshman

Ht/Wt: 5-10/221

Position: Running Back

Hometown: Southwest Brevard, FL

Twitter: @_JalenMitchell

Thoughts: Mitchell, behind the success of Hawkins and Hall, was able to take the much anticipated redshirt in 2019 and save a season of eligibility moving forward. Adding around 5-7 pounds since last season Mitchell is a smaller back who has nice short bursts of speed that can cause issues for defenses. He is a great fit for what Satterfield likes to do in the offense and I think we see him get some reps in 2020, positioning himself for a bigger role next year. Since Mitchell didn’t get to see the field last year I’m gonna quote a lot of what I wrote this time last season as it still applies today..

“If you want a peek into the future of the Louisville offense take a look at Jalen Mitchell. The slightly smaller Mitchell is extremely “shifty” and has good speed in open space. Once the staff identified what Mitchell could do, and how he could fit into the program, they placed a target on him and snatched him up in a fairly short time frame. Mitchell is another one of those players they were able to get on campus, show him what the program had to offer, and then shortly thereafter get the commitment. The Cards beat out Kentucky, Purdue, and ACC foes Virginia and Virginia Tech among others for Jalen’s services.”

Sweet Tweet: Mitchell’s tweets are protected, so lets use this as an opportunity to share the video from the football account a few days ago for those who may have missed it. A great watch to get you hyped up for Louisville football, which is approaching very, very fast. It’s almost like we’re actually gonna play these games.