The University of Louisville football team made its first commitment in the 2023 class.
Elnwood, J.A.; Cedar Grove Defense High School, end Adonia Green He verbally sticks with the Cardinals, making him the first in ’23 on the board.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Green, who visited the U of L twice during the season to watch games, had more than a dozen scholarship offers. He announced his decision to commit to the Cardinals on Christmas Eve.
“I told them two weeks ago,” Green said of the U of L cast. “I would have done it maybe on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve, maybe around New Years. But then that day felt like today was the day. I couldn’t. Wait any longer.”
Green had a great junior season for Cedar Grove. He helped the team achieve a 12-3 record and a Class 3-A state championship in Peach State.
As a rookie, Green had 73 tackles, 16.5 sacks and one interception and was named the All-Region First Team.
Green didn’t have a rating until recently. His first Athletic Ranking at 247 was 86 and he is entered as the 40th Daredevil and 51st player in Georgia. He also recently appeared in the 247Sports Composite rankings as the 508th player in the class. He is the 35th reckless player and the 50th player in Georgia.
Recruitment with Louisville began in early fall.
Green was introduced by Louisville in early September and was on campus and watched U of L beat Boston College 28-14 in late October. He made a quick return trip in early November to watch the Cardinals beat Syracuse, the day Lamar Jackson’s number was retired by the U of L.
“It’s a very good environment, the coaches were very active and the fans were nice,” Green told Cardinal Authority. “The coaches said they were happy to see me.”
Green’s first shows came in early June from Akron, Middle Tennessee, and Western Kentucky, and by the end of that month he had received offers from Pittsburgh, Arkansas, Memphis and Georgia Tech after attending camp with the Yellowjackets.
Once the season started, Greene’s stock started to rise even more. He has received offers from USC, Kansas, Louisville, Indiana, Boston College, Purdue, Coastal Carolina, Virginia Tech, and most recently from Kentucky. He has a total of 19 scholarship offers on the table.
Green was recruited by U of L Linebackers coach Derek Nicholson, who lives in his home district of Georgia, with help from defensive line coach Mark Ivey.
Green is the first expected to be around 20-25 prospects in the 23rd class. These prospects will be able to sign with the Cardinals during their early signing period next December. The Cardinals just finished their early signing spell this year, signing 13 high school players earlier this month in the 2022 class.
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