Posted by Bryan Fischer
Vanderbilt wasn't the only school to have an impressive recruiting haul on Thursday as Louisville collected a trio of quality commitments Thursday in Miami (Fla.) defensive tackle Teko Powell and athlete Brandon Snell and Brunswick (Ga.) cornerback Demetrius Frazier.
"I just committed to Louisville," Powell told Scout. "I like the program. It fits me right now and I think it's the best opportunity for me. I'm looking to go in and start and get some playing time freshman year."
The 6-foot-3, 280-pounder also held offers from Alabama, LSU, Florida State and Florida among others. Grabbing a verbal commitment over such traditional powers shows how far head coach Charlie Strong and ace recruiter Clint Hurtt have elevated the program. Hurtt visited Powell's high school Thursday morning and a few hours later the talented defensive tackle committed.
Snell, who also held a Rutgers offer and will likely play wide out in college, had an offer from the Cardinals for some time. He is cousins with current Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and someone many had pegged as a future commit for the school for a while.
"I just committed to Louisville," Snell said. "I really like the program and me and Teko Powell committed together. It fits me good for now."
Fraizer held an offer from the school since he was a sophomore and was close with the coaching staff throughout the recruiting process, believing he could come in and make an impact with the Cardinals right away.
"I feel I can be an impact corner," Frazier said Rivals. "I can play off and on, in man or zone and fly around the football."
Fraizer had 41 tackles and five interceptions last year as a junior. The trio gives Louisville five commitments for the class of 2012.