Daniel Gresham, the nation's No. 1 fullback, will be joining the Louisville Cardinals as they make their jump to the Atlantic Coast Conference for the 2014 college football season.
Damon Sayles of ESPN reported Monday that Gresham, a former Texas commit, will be commit No. 16 for Louisville's 2014 recruiting class.
Gresham is a product of All Saints Episcopal in Fort Worth, Texas, but he grew up as a Louisville fan in Kentucky. And as Greshman told Sayles, his longstanding love for the Cardinals eventually led to him flipping on his decision to attend Texas:
I grew up in Louisville, born and raised. I always grew up loving Louisville...I always could see myself there, and it was always on my mind. Even when I was committed to Texas, it was on my mind.
Gresham decided to play for the Longhorns nearly a year ago on August 7, 2012. However, as the process went along, he eventually had a change of heart, as he decommited on May 8 (Via 247Sports.com).
After decommitting from Texas, Gresham was courted by a number of schools, namely Louisville, Miami and Alabama.
He told Sayles that, although turning down Miami was a difficult decision, he felt that heading home to Louisville was the right decision:
(The Cardinals are) up-and-coming and they’re going to do a lot of great things. I have a great relationship with the coaches. It was a hard decision because the entire Miami staff would hit me up every day. But all of my family is [at Louisville], and I want to play in front of them.
Louisville, which will be joining the ACC in 2014, is putting together an excellent class—with Gresham in the fold, the Cards' class is now ranked No. 17 in the nation by 247 Sports.
Gresham possesses a rare blend of size and speed. At 5'10" and 236 pounds, he was clocked at a 4.53 40-yard dash time, according to Sayles.
Along with quarterback commit Reggie Bonnafon, receiver Isaiah Ford and others, Gresham should help to secure a promising offensive future for the Cardinals, as they look forward to their ACC debut next season.