Three-star Tallahassee (Fla.) defensive back
William Gay has pulled the trigger on his college decision
gave my commitment to Louisville on Monday," he said. "I'm the seventh player
from Tallahassee to commit to them, so we're going to have a whole bunch of
people up there that I already know. That played a big part in my decision. My
best friend, (Rickards running back) Kolby Smith, is headed up there, too, so
we're excited about that.
"I also liked their football facilities, especially the
stadium, and how the college is the center of attention in their town."
Gay (6-0, 165, 4.4) is ranked as the No. 47 safety in the nation and the No. 82
player in the state of Florida. He picked the Cardinals over Central Florida,
South Florida, Purdue and Vanderbilt, among others.
Both he and Smith were being recruited by new UoL coach
Bob Petrino while he was the offensive coordinator at Auburn.
"We had that good relationship with him already," he
said. "Then when he took the job at Louisville, he called us right away and said
I want you to be part of this program. We're going to do some big things.
"I think Louisville is building some nice football
tradition, and I want to help them take it to another level."