University of Louisville head football coach Scott Satterfield announced the signing of 17 players to the 2022 signing class, with six student-athletes enrolling in January.

The group includes 11 offensive players, which features four wide receivers and three offensive linemen. The defensive side features six players, including two defensive linemen and a pair of linebackers.

In total, 13 states are represented, with Florida leading the way with five student-athletes.

The class is headlined by four Power 5 transfers in running back Tiyon Evans (Tennessee), wide receiver Dee Wiggins (Miami), linebacker Momo Sanogo (Mississippi) and safety M.J. Grifffin (Temple).

Evans played one season at Tennessee, leading the team with 525 yards and six touchdowns, including 120 yards and a touchdown in the season opener versus Bowling Green.

A highly-touted wide receiver, Wiggins played two seasons at Miami. He finished fourth on the team in both receptions with 31 and receiving yards with 358.

Sanogo, a four-year player at Mississippi, finished the 2021 season with 26 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss and an interception. His best season came in 2020 with 60 tackles and 4.0 tackles for loss.

A two-year player at Temple, Griffin closed the 2021 season as the Owls’ second-leading tackler with 65.

Head coach Scott Satterfield inked one of the top players in the state of Kentucky in defensive end Selah Brown. A product of Male High, Brown was a four-star prospect who was a finalist for the Kentucky Football Coaches Association Mr. Football Award.

Outside linebacker Popeye Williams is one of the highest rated players in the class. A four-star prospect, Williams was a three-time all-state honoree and finished his senior season with 96 tackles and 10.5 sacks.

The Cardinals added a quarterback in the class with the signing of 6-foot-2, 220-pound Khalib Johnson from Pinson, Ala.. Johnson threw for 5,478 yards and 72 touchdowns.

Besides the transfer of Wiggins, the Cardinals added three other wideouts in Chris Bell from Yazoo City, Miss., Chance Morrow from Charlotte, N.C., and Devaughn Mortimer from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Bell is a speedster who guided Greenville Christian to a state title and has been timed at 22.5 in the 200-meter run. Morrow is a big target at 6-foot-6, while Mortimer caught five touchdown passes to lead Dillard High to a state title.

Nate Kurisky, a tight end from Washington, D.C., caught 30 passes for 570 yards and two touchdowns at Gonzaga.

The Cardinals beefed up the offensive line with the signing of Max Cabana from Easthampton, Mass., Makhete Gueye from Bradenton, Fla., and Izaiah Reed from Jackson, Tenn.

Running back Maurice Turner from Nicholls, Ga., is a four-time all-conference performer who was named the Region 1-5A Athlete of the Year as a junior.

D’Angelo Hutchinson from St. Petersburg, Fla., recorded 213 career tackles and 15 interceptions at Northeast High.

Tawfiq Thomas. a defensive tackle from Tampa, recorded over 200 career tackles at Gaither High.

Name                                                 Pos.           Ht.            Wt.                 Exp.            Hometown/Previous School

Chris Bell                                            WR             6-2            220                 Fr. Yazoo City, Miss./Greenville Christian

Selah Brown                                      DT              6-2            250                 Fr.                   Louisville, Ky./Male

Max Cabana                                       OT              6-6            285                 Fr. Easthampton, Mass/ Williston-Northhampton

Tiyon Evans                                       RB              5-11          220                 Jr         Hartsville, S.C./Tennessee

Makhete Gueye                                 OT              6-7            270                 Fr. Bradenton, Fla./Venice Senior

M.J. Griffin                                         DB              6-1            200                 So.             Ypsilanti, Mich./Saline

D’Angelo Hutchinson                         DB              6-3            185                 Fr.  St. Petersburg, Fla./Northeast

Khalib Johnson                                  QB              6-2            220                 Fr.      Pinson, Ala./Clay/Chalkville

Nate Kurisky                                      TE               6-3            225                 Fr.      Washington, D.C./Gonzaga

Chance Morrow                                 WR             6-6            200                 Fr.                                                            Charlotte, N.C./West Charlotte       

Devaughn Mortimer                           WR             5-11          178                 Fr.     Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Dillard

Izaiah Reed                                        OG             6-6            295                 Fr.       Jackson, Tenn./North Side

Momo Sanogo                                    LB               6-2            240                 Sr.           Plano, Texas/Mississippi

Tawfiq Thomas                                  DT              6-4            325                 Fr.                  Tampa, Fla./Gaither

Maurice Turner                                  RB              5-10          180                 Fr.                 Nicholls, Ga./Coffee

Dee Wiggins                                       WR             6-3            195                 Jr.                      Miami, Fla./Miami

Popeye Williams                                OLB            6-3            230                 Fr.                             Westfield, IN                     

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