The University of Louisville announced that four student-athletes have signed letters of intent to play football with the Cardinals on the first day of the early signing period on Wednesday.
Hired as the 23rd head coach of the Cardinals on Dec. 4, Scott Satterfield had little time to put together a class for the early signing period, but was able to ink four student-athletes to bolster the 2019 signing class.
Quarterback Evan Conley from Marietta, Ga., linebacker Dorian Jones from Plantation, Fla., running back Aidan Robbins from Louisville, Ky., and offensive linemanZach Williamson from Huntington, W. Va, with three of the four prospects enrolling at Louisville in January.
Conley, Robbins, and Williamson will enroll early and be on the field when the Cardinals open spring practice in February.
Below are the biographies of the 2019 early signees.
Evan Conley, QB
Marietta, Ga. / Kell
Played for Brett Sloan at Kell High … began his scholastic career at Pope High, where he completed 63 percent of his throws for 2,240 yards and 22 touchdowns … elected the Overall Pope Football Player of the Year … rated among the nation’s top 100 pro-style quarterback prospects by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite ratings … ranked the No. 193 player in Georgia … named the 7-AAAAA Offensive Player of the Year … named to the GSWA all-state team as a junior … named 5A all-state honorable mention by the Georgia Sports Writers Association … helped team score over 30 points in nine of 12 games … garnered all-region honors … threw for more than 6,000 career yards during his three seasons as a starter … guided Kell to a 9-3 record with a run into the state playoffs before being knocked out by traditional power Buford … completed 22-40 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns versus Region 7-5A regional champion and GHSA 5A state champion Rome High … was 21-32 passing for 306 yards and two touchdowns against Paulding County High … completed 35-49 passes for 471 yards and five touchdowns versus Hiram … passed for 2,276 yards and 17 touchdowns as a sophomore … also ran for 917 yards and 19 scores … averaged 319.3 total yards per game … earned first-team 6A All-Region 7 honors … son of Ron and Julie Conley.
Dorian Jones, LB
Plantation, Fla. / American Heritage Plantation
Played for Patrick Surtain at American Heritage High … three-star prospect by 247Sports … ranked a three-star player by Rivals.com … rated the No. 36 inside linebacker and the No. 116 player in Florida … named the Sentinel’s Broward County Class 5A-1A defensive player of the year … helped lead Palm Beach County’s Oxbridge Academy to the Class 3A state title game … averaged 11.1 tackles per game … finished his senior year with an eye-popping 122 tackles, including 29 tackles for loss … also credited with nine sacks and an interception … posted double-digit tackles in eight of his 11 games … had 15 tackles – a season high – and four for loss in an early-season victory against St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) … racked up 13 tackles, including six for loss, and a season-best five sacks in a win over Miami Jackson … recorded 69 tackles for a team that went 10-2 and made it to the Florida Class 3A State Championship game … received offers from Indiana, Kansas State, FIU, Buffalo, South Florida, and Florida A&M … son of Robin Jones.
Aidan Robbins, RB
Louisville, Ky. / Manual
Played for Scott Carmony at Manual High … rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports … rated the No. 53 running back and the No. 10 recruit in Kentucky … rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com … also ranked as the No. 14 player in the state … named three-star prospect by ESPN.com … tabbed the No. 50 player as an athlete and the No. 9 recruit in Kentucky … ran 72 times for 319 yards and four touchdowns before his season ended with a torn labrum in his right shoulder … scored the game-winning touchdown in a 21-20 win over Ballard … rushed 13 times for 165 yards and two scores in a win over Western … ran for 631 yards and six touchdowns as a junior … rushed 72 times for 370 yards and three touchdowns and also had a receiving touchdown during his sophomore season … received offers from Kentucky, Purdue, Ole Miss, Missouri, and South Carolina … son of Ron and Twylia Robbins.
Zach Williamson, OL
Huntington, W.Va. / Spring Valley
Played for Brad Dingess at Spring Valley High … rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports … rated as the No. 77 offensive tackle and the No. 4 recruit in West Virginia … slated as the No. 915 player in the national rankings … tabbed a three-star performer and the No. 87 offensive tackle by Rivals.com … rated as the No. 49 offensive tackle by ESPN.com and the No. 3 prospect in West Virginia … guided his team to state runner-up finishes in 2016-18 … 2018 AAA All-State selection by West Virginia Sports Writers Association as a senior … named an AAA All-State honorable mention as a junior … received offers from Kentucky, Penn State, West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Marshall, Wake Forest, Duke and Pittsburgh … son of Angie and Kevin Williamson.
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