LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With all the momentum Louisville’s football program has seen in the class of 2023, there are still a few areas of need. Head coach Scott Satterfield and his staff put an early emphasis on skill position players offensively and defensive backs, and now the focus has shifted a bit to the trenches.
Unfortunately, one of their most wanted offensive line targets is now moving behind enemy lines. Florence, Alabama Mars Hill Bible School offensive tackle/center Koby Keenum announced from his high school auditorium on Saturday that he has committed to Kentucky instead of Louisville.
Keenum was a longtime target of the Cardinals, having originally received a scholarship offer in May 2021. Louisville’s lawsuit against him has taken off in recent months, culminating in the cards entering his top five and his arrival on campus for an official visit in mid-June. That being said, Kentucky was also on his trail and he made an official visit to Lexington the weekend before his weekend in Louisville.
Although he quickly emerged as one of Louisville’s top five offensive line targets in the cycle, the program is still in good shape at that position. They already have commitments from offensive tackles Luke Burgess and Jordan Church, and are clear favorites for offensive guard Madden Sanker, who is expected to sign on July 11.
Still, losing Keenum is a bit of a disappointment for Louisville. He was ranked 3rd center of the class according to Rivalsand prospect No. 876 in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite.
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Related: Louisville Football Class of 2023 Commitments
Louisville currently sports an 11-man recruiting class of 2023, which ranks 13th in the nation according to On3.
(Photo by Koby Keenum via Times Daily)
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