Three-star OL pops for Louisville

Three-star OL pops for Louisville

Aaron Epps, a three-star offensive tackle from Tucker, Ga., told InsideTheVille.com last month that he was close to committing to Louisville. After talking things over with his high school coach, Epps called Louisville assistant Kenny Carter after practice Wednesday and committed to the Cardinals.

Aaron Epps, a three-star offensive tackle from Tucker, Ga., told InsideTheVille.com last month that he was close to committing to Louisville.

Wednesday night, the 6'7, 245-pound prospect committed to Charlie Strong's Cardinals, becoming the 16th member of the Cardinals 2011 recruiting class.

"Lost for words," Epps told InsideTheVille.com moments after he made his intentions known to the Louisville coaching staff. "I am a Cardinal now."

Epps, who had offers from Memphis, UCF and Middle Tennessee, had been thinking about committing to Louisville since receiving an offer at the Cardinals football camp this summer. After talking things over with his high school coach, Epps called Louisville assistant Kenny Carter after practice Wednesday and committed to the Cardinals.

"It was an exciting [conversation]," Epps said. "This is a big opportunity to play Division 1 football."


Three-star Aaron Epps picked Louisville over Memphis, and others, Wednesday night.
Epps' relationship with offensive line coach Dave Borbely played a large role in his decision.

"I felt comfortable with Coach Borbely, he is straight and direct with everything," said Epps. "I just felt comfortable with the vibe of that coaching staff and being in that atmosphere. It felt like a good environment to spend my future. I feel like [Borbely] can help reach my potential."

Epps, who played tight end as a junior, moved to tackle this season. His team is 2-0 on the season and scored 59 points in their last outing.

"Coach has told me I'm progressing every day," Epps said. "He told me I'm improving strength-wise and that my pass-blocking skills are getting better. We're a Wing-T offense, but when we pass our quarterback knows there's nothing coming around the backside."

Epps believes his pass-blocking is his strength right now because of his footwork. Louisville loses both starting tackles this season, and Epps could have an opportunity to play as a freshman if he can bulk up.

"I'm going to get stronger and bigger in the off-season so it won't be that much of a struggle when I get to college," Epps said. "They told me there's a possibility they're not going to redshirt me, they're going to play me. That was a factor in my decision."

Though Epps might visit other schools, he sounds firm in his decision to play for the Cardinals.

"I might take some other visits to some other schools but honestly this is it," said Epps. "I might go up to Louisville during our open week coming up soon."

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