Louisville tapped into the junior college ranks on the recruiting trail on Thursday, and as a result, Bobby Petrino and his staff picked up their first commitment in the 2017 class. That commitment came from a player who originally pledged to the Cardinals nearly two years ago.
Defensive back T.J. Jallow joined Louisville’s 2015 class in April 2014. However, coming out of Olive Branch High School in Mississippi, he failed to qualify and never signed with the Cardinals.
Jallow now attends East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Mississippi. On Thursday, he received an offer from Petrino’s staff and committed on the same day:
— TJ jallow (@_1Promise) February 18, 2016
The 6-2, 205-pound prospect was rated a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com while in high school. This past fall at East Mississippi, he registered 24 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.
Jallow’s commitment came just over two weeks after Louisville signed a player from East Mississippi Community College — linebacker Gary McCrae.