Less than 24-hours after losing a commitment from his 2014 recruiting class, Charlie Strong has added another one. Zykiesis Cannon, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound cornerback from Greenville, S.C., verbally pledged to Louisville early on Monday morning. He camped at Louisville on June 15.
Cannon is rated as a three-star prospect. He also holds scholarship offers from Boston College, Georgia Tech and North Carolina State, among others. Cannon hadn’t picked up scholarship offers, but was actively being recruited by South Carolina and Clemson.
In high school Cannon plays on both sides of the ball, as a cornerback on defense and a slot wide receiver on offense. As a junior in 2012, he had 108 tackles (89 solo/19 assists), 8 interceptions (4 returned for touchdowns), and 3 forced fumbles. On offense, he finished with 60 receptions for 1,107 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Charlie Strong and staff currently have 15 commitments from the 2014 class.