Amonte Caban picks Louisville over five SEC courtiers

Amonte Caban
Running backs don’t want to see Amonte Caban in front of them.

A month ago Amonte Caban was seemingly headed to the Southeast Conference, having narrowed his list to Mississippi State, South Carolina, Clemson, Tennessee and Kentucky, according to A-List.

But on Tuesday, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker from Smiths Station, Alabama, made a verbal commitment to play football at the University of Louisville. He’s a four-star prospect in the mold of Calvin Pryor who delivers a bruise when he hits an opposing ball carrier.

Opposing running backs don’t want to see Caban in their path because there’s usually no escaping him. Rivals ranked Caban as the nation’s 14th best inside linebacker after his junior season during which he recorded 124 tackles in 12 games, including 11 for loss and three sacks.

“He is the perfect combination of size, explosiveness and want-to,” his coach Jason Dukes told OANow. “He’s got some things to work on as far as details but he’s highly critical of himself, and that makes him someone who willing to study and correct those errors. He’s a great high school player, and he’s going to be a really, really, really good college player as well.”

Feel the pain he delivers on an ongoing basis in the accompanying video:

Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

2 thoughts on “Amonte Caban picks Louisville over five SEC courtiers

  • September 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm
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    Huge pickup!! That first hit in the highlight video is impressive.

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