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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.
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If you missed Monday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. After five days off I made my return to the airwaves on Monday to talk about Charlie Strong’s big day on the recruiting trail. We also talked about the Louisville hoops team heading to the ESPYs.
According to Damon Sayles of ESPN.com, Louisville has landed a commitment from the top ranked fullback in the country. Daniel Gresham, a 5-foot-9, 235-pound, fullback from Fort Worth, TX., has given Charlie Strong a verbal pledge.
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Pete Roussel, a former college football coach who now owns and operates CoachingSearch.com, doesn’t think much of this year’s Louisville football team. Mr. Roussel appears to be of the opinion that Charlie Strong’s team may be underrated. Roussel published his big upset picks for the 2013 season and has Louisville getting upset not once, but twice. Below is an excerpt.
The father of Louisville basketball guard Luke Hancock has died after a three-year battle with cancer.
William Hancock, 70, died in his bed in the family's Roanoke County home at about 7:30 a.m. Monday, said his wife, Van Hancock. The family was at his side except for Luke, she said, because he was on his to Colorado to attend USA Basketball's tryouts for the World University...
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Louisville forward Chane Behanan returned to his hometown of Cincinnati over the weekend to participate in the infamous Deveroes/City Gear Summer League.
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Harrell also grabbed six rebounds, collected two steals and was a perfect six-of-six from the floor. Florida’s Michael Frazier also chipped in with 13-points. All twelve...
Former Louisville center Zach Price visited both Purdue in Butler over the weekend. Price was in West Lafayette on Friday and stopped in Indianapolis to see the Butler campus on Sunday. He visited Dayton last weekend.
Price tells ESPN that he’ll also visit Minnesota and Missouri within the next week or so. He has until July 6th to make a decision.
According to Chris Emma of the...
Three-star DE/LB prospect Rashawn Shaw of Fort Pierce (Fla) Central made the trip north to visit Louisville this week and he tells Cardinal Authority that the experience has put Charlie Strong's program on top.
Cliff Alexander, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound, center from Chicago, IL., recently trimmed his list to ten. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals are one of the ten teams that the Windy City native says he is currently considering.
Kansas, Arizona, Baylor, DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis and Michigan State are the other nine schools that Alexander is listing.
Card Nation learned some very sad news on Monday evening. Bill Hancock, the father of Louisville senior-to-be, Luke Hancock, has passed away at the age of 70. Van Hancock told the Roanoke Times that her husband, William, died at their Roanoke County home around 7:30 a.m. Hancock was 70-years-old.
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Like maybe the No. 3 on jerseys worn by point guard Peyton Siva? Or the No. 2 belonging to Russ Smith?
No. 2 may have a shot.
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Fortunately, I never saw the bone sticking out of Kevin Ware’s leg. Hopefully never will, unless it’s accidental while viewing replays of the University of Louisville basketball team’s NCAA win over Duke. If that does happen, there will probably be one more grown man crying.
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“We’re really looking forward to the opportunity to play Louisville and we appreciate Coach Pitino’s invitation,” KWC head...