This welcome news from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution may shed some light on recent movement within the ranks of the quarterbacks in the University of Louisville football program:

Will Gardner, a 6-foot-5, 214-pound quarterback from Coffee High School, committed to Louisville over offers from Alabama, Mississippi State and Southern Miss on Monday. He also had serious interest from Florida and N.C. State, according to his coach.

“Will went and visited all of those places, and he felt the most comfortable at Louisville,” Coffee coach Ken Eldridge told the AJC. “He’s really improved since last season. He’s the type of quarterback where the sky is the limit. We’re talking about a kid who is totally dedicated and committed to getting better. He’s a legit 6-5, and has put on 18 pounds since last season. He’s also dropped his 40 speed from 4.73 to 4.63. And, of course, he has a cannon for an arm.”

Gardner threw for around 1,400 yards and 14 TDs last year as a junior at Coffee, which runs multiple offensive formations including the Wing-T, Option and Spread offenses.

Would make any tentative quarterback prospect think twice.

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By Charlie Springer

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

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  1. With all the drama that surrounds these high flight QB high school QB’s these days…let’s hope that Gardner stay firm in his resolve and thinking.

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