According to a report out of Alexander City, Ala., the University of Louisville picked up a commitment from three-star defensive end Demetrius Culpepper Monday during an announcement at his school. Writer Brandon Shields of the Alexander City Outlook spoke with Culpepper about his decision to become a Cardinal.
"I had thought about other schools like Clemson or Auburn," Culpepper told Shields. "But Louisville seemed like the right place to be."
Ranked one of the Top 35 defensive ends in the nation, Culpepper was hotly recruited by many of the top schools in the Southeast. His 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame also earned him a spot in the Alabama Top 40 ranking by Rivals.com.
Recruited by U of L Recruiting Coordinator Joe Whitt Jr., Culpepper can bench press more than 330-pounds and can squat more than 400. He also finished his junior season in high school with 73 tackles and 24 sacks.
"They are in the Big East Conference, so we have a chance to play in a BCS Bowl," Culpepper said. "They will keep playing teams like Miami and Georgia and maybe some other schools like those."