Class of 2017 three-star cornerback/wide receiver Russ Yeast has committed to the Louisville Cardinals as of Monday night. Yeast, a one time Kentucky commitment, has now joined on with their in-state rival in Louisville, who is currently ranked as the No. 5 team in the country, while Kentucky sits at 4-3.
It was in July of 2015 that Yeast first committed to playing in Lexington, but he continued to take unofficial visits over this past summer, including to Louisville. He would de-commit from Kentucky in June, before taking his official visit to the Cardinals on Saturday for their home win over NC State. Two days later, he’ll be in the state of Kentucky, just putting on the red and black, as opposed to blue and white.
The 5’10” 178-pound two-way player hails from Greenwood, Indiana, and plays his high school football at Center Grove. He’s ranked as the fourth best player in the state, with two four-stars and a five-star ahead of him.
Despite the Cardinals’ torrid start to the 2016 season, they entered the week with just the seventh-best recruiting class inside the ACC for the 2017 cycle. They have secured a commit from just one four-star player. Of course, there’s a certain former three-star commit from the Class of 2015 that is currently atop nearly every Heisman Trophy prediction board in quarterback Lamar Jackson, who has far exceeded the 13th-best dual threat quarterback ranking he was awarded during the recruiting process.
With Yeast switching from Lexington to Louisville, he’ll be unable to escape the rivalry. The team’s are slated to play one another through 2019.