LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Being a stand-up guy who edits and manages a sports site dealing with something as volatile and sporadic as FBS D-I college football recruiting, we pride ourselves on correct information. It is our job and responsibility as members of the media to present correct information to our members and readers.
We posted an article that we have retracted, that WR James Quick from Louisville Trinity HS was going to choose the Cardinals as his school of choice at the 2013 US Army All-American Bowl, which he did. We also coupled in a team mate of Quick's, DE Jason Hatcher, who is verbally committed to USC at this time, who we believe will sign with Louisville when all the smoke settles. When we reported that Hatcher was going to flip and ultimately be a Cardinal, some readers were confused like we meant he was going to grab a Louisville hat and flip on USC on national TV live from the 2013 US Army All-American Bowl. That is not what we meant at all. Here is what we are reporting in clear, concise language.
Our recruiting coverage team at Cardinal Dominance stands by our belief that Hatcher will be a Cardinal on the 2013 National Signing Day on February 6. We will just leave it at that. Prospects can verbally commit to any program, but what really matters is who they sign with on National Signing Day. We at Cardinal Dominance believe that from solid reports, Louisville winning the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the strength of the Louisville staff in recruiting, that Hatcher will follow in his team mate Quick's footsteps and sign with the Cardinals in the 2013 class.
I stand behind our ace football recruiting guru DiMori (The Sultan of South Beach stationed in Louisville football's prime recruiting grounds in Miami, Florida), and since he has been on staff here at Cardinal Dominance, he has very rarely been wrong in Louisville football recruiting. If you did not know, "Di" is of Cuban dissent, and sometimes his articles and reports are not as perfectly written as mine (yeah, right :-), and sometimes things are lost in translation. I used to edit everything he published here at the site, but our members and most of our readers who know Di, understand that he is fluent in Spanish and he has come a long way in mastering writing and talking in English. If you are looking for Mark Twain, you are probably not going to find that at Cardinal Dominance from any of our great sports writers and reporters. Our members and readers get enough 'fluff" at other Louisville sites, and our mission is to bring you hard-hitting Louisville athletics coverage and recruiting without all the filler. That is what you are here for, right? That is what Di gives you. Di is an old school football guy who basically knows every premier high school coach in the State of Florida on a first name basis. Di sleeps, eats and breathes college football recruiting, and is good friends with Charles Fishbein the owner of Elite Scouting Services and Larry Blustein editor of the South Florida Sun Times and Larry Blustein Recruiting. These guys know their business, I assure you, and they run all over Florida scouting premier high school football prospects year after year.
When current Louisville players CB Andrew Johnson and S Gerod Holliman from Miami's Southridge HS verbally committed to Ole Miss, Di told us that they were going to BOTH flip and sign with Louisville. Some people thought he was crazy, but they did jump the Rebel ship and signed with Louisville in the end.
Di has been covering the recruiting of DE Jason Hatcher since day 1, and Di says in the end he will ultimately be a Cardinal. We will see who Hatcher signs with on February 6. For those of you who have given up on Louisville landing the star hometown DE from Louisville Trinity HS, not so fast. This one is far from over.