The Louisville Cardinals turned into an excellent recruiting team under former head coach Charlie Strong. Now that Strong has moved on to the Texas Longhorns, they are trying to do the same under Bobby Petrino.
Entering Wednesday, the Cardinals had just one commitment in the class of 2015, 3-star cornerback T.J. Hallow. On Wednesday, Hallow got a partner in the class when 3-star defensive end Troy Thingstad gave his pledge to the Carindals.
Thingstad announced the commitment via his twitter account.
— Troy Thingstad (@TroyThingstad) May 21, 2014
Thingstas is very excited about the future of the program under Petrino.
“The program that coach (Bobby) Petrino ran amazed me, and I was thrilled by it,” Thingstad told John Talty of AL.com. “I was excited when I was there. The first time I got up there I knew it was my home, but I just needed to make sure. The overall program and school is amazing to me.”
The 6’5, 275-pound Thingstad is from Mobile, Alabama and attends St. Paul’s Episcopal School. He is ranked as the country’s 20th-best strong side defensive end prospect, the 16th-best overall prospect in the state of Alabama and the 470th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
He also had offers from the Kentucky Wildcats and South Carolina Gamecocks, among others.