Louisville’s quarterback room received a nice boost Monday afternoon with the news that Nebraska’s Luke McCaffrey is going to be a Cardinal.
Excited to continue my athletic and academic career at the University of Louisville. Go Cardinals! pic.twitter.com/hWUlP3TTN8— Luke McCaffrey (@mccaffrey_luke) February 22, 2021
A redshirt freshman in 2020, McCaffrey split time at QB with Adrian Martinez and finished the year with 466 pass yards and a touchdown, but also tossed six interceptions. He added 364 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 65 carries. As a true freshman in 2019, McCaffrey completed 9-of-12 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed for 166 yards and another score.
Coming out of high school, ESPN rated McCaffrey as the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback and No. 141 overall player in the 2019 class. He chose the Cornhuskers over Ohio State, Michigan, Colorado, Washington and Ole Miss.
McCaffrey is the younger brother of former Stanford and current Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey.
Louisville is pretty clearly getting an elite level athlete who can do extreme damage with his legs, but who needs to work on his passing if he wants to take over for Malik Cunningham when the time comes. Still, there’s plenty of reason to believe that this could be a great marriage for all parties involved.
Welcome to Louisville, Luke.