Trio of Local Kids Commit to Louisville
The past 48 hours has seen a flurry of news surrounding the University of Louisville football program. From announcing Cardinal Stadium’s name change to releasing the 2023 season schedule to receiving pledges from four high school athletes, three of whom are from the Louisville, Kentucky city limits.
It’s no secret that Jeff Brohm and his coaching staff have been recruiting heavily for high schools in Louisville and surrounding counties since arriving on campus in December. Even within the first week after offensive coordinator Brian Brohm was officially called to the Louisville staff, he was on campus at local high schools.
With his ties to his alma mater Trinity High School and the father of tight ends coach Ryan Wallace, Kevin Wallace, the head football coach at Saint Xavier High School, there are strong ties between these two programs and the University of Louisville’s football program .
After Jeff Brohm was announced as head football coach for Louisville, three-star defenseman and the all-time top player in the state of Kentucky, Micah Carter transitioned his commitment status from Purdue University to the University of Louisville. The Brohm administration recruited better than Scott Satterfield in Louisville.
Linebacker Jaxon Panariello from Saint Xavier High School
Now, in the last 48 hours, Jeff Brohm has received pledges from high profile athletes in the city of Louisville, and two of them are from Saint Xavier High School and Trinity High School. Micah Carter’s high school teammate and classmate is now set to become his college teammate. Linebacker Jaxon Panariello recently announced his commitment to the University of Louisville football program.
I am happy to say that I am staying at home and giving 100% to Lousiville. After taking some time to think things over, I want to say thank you to everyone who helped me through this process. Thank you @Jeff Brohm @MarkIvey90 @pete_nochta13 @LouisvilleFB and more #GoCards #502 pic.twitter.com/eHl5Gnboz8
— Jaxon Panariello (@Jaxonpanariello) January 30, 2023
The 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker joins the Cardinals as the walk-on of choice, joining former Tiger walk-ons running back Grant Goodman and linebacker Hale Bohler as former Tigers-turned-Cardinals. Panariello is the sixth best prospect in the state of Kentucky and could make an impact on this list if given the opportunity.
DeSales high school offensive/defensive lineman James Tyson
DeSales High School’s James Tyson also joins the Cardinals as their preferred walk-on.
1000% COMMITMENT‼️🔴⚫️⚪️@pete_nochta13 @Jeff Brohm @MarkIvey90 @UofLRecruiting1 @LouisvilleFB @deionbranch84 @CoachROwens @Coach_RWallace @CoachCBarclay @DeSales_Colts @DeSalesColtsFB @DeSalesDCP pic.twitter.com/bKWrIWJAAN
— James G. Tyson #59 (@JamesGloverTys1) January 30, 2023
Standing on a mammoth 6-foot-7, 365-pounds, Tyson has experience playing on both sides of the ball. It’s hard to tell which side of the ball he’ll play on in college, but I’d be willing to bet it would be on offense.
Trinity High School punter Carter Schwartz
The only scholar in this group is Carter Schwartz of Trinity High School. Carter Schwartz then joins the Cardinals release from the University of Kentucky earlier this month on Jan. 18, 2023. His change of heart came after Mark Vassett, Louisville’s starting punter, transferred to the University of Colorado to punt for former Louisville River bat Deion Sanders.
When Vassett left the program, it opened up a scholarship offer and newly installed special teams coordinator Karl Maslowski was quick to offer it to Carter Schwartz, who was promoted to the rank Top 10 Special Team Players by NationsElite.
Each of these three athletes has something special to offer this team and it’s exciting to see local talent staying at home rather than seeking opportunities elsewhere.