Louisville has at all times been round for Madden Sanker.
The Cardinals got here as Sanker’s third provide again in October of 2020. Whilst colleges corresponding to Georgia, Michigan State, Arkansas, Miami, and others pursued Sanker, the Cardinals maintained a gentle presence in his recruitment.
Now Sanker is the most recent piece to affix Louisville’s spectacular 2023 recruiting class.
“Louisville’s obtained a extremely good program that they’re increase,” Sanker mentioned. “I had different choices from colleges like Georgia, Michigan State, the place they’re already actually prime canines. I actually needed to leap into Louisville and be a part of that rebellion of this system.”
The prospect of being a part of a constructing program like Louisville is an interesting one for Sanker. The Cardinals have emphasised that to him all through his recruitment with a watch towards a particular 2023 class.
Sanker has been capable of forge a good relationship with Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield. On each of Sanker’s visits to campus, their talks have lined subjects from soccer to good spots to eat on the town.
“Coach Satterfield since then (the provide) has been one of many coolest coaches I’ve identified,” Sanker mentioned. “He’s a extremely chill coach. He’s not going to get all riled up over another stuff. I feel the perfect factor I like about him is you’ll be able to discuss to him every time.”
Offensive line coach Nic Cardwell solely joined Satterfield’s employees earlier this yr. From hyping up the group at video games to enjoying loud music in conferences, his vitality has captured Sanker’s consideration.
“He’s additionally coming in and serving to us construct this program to the highest and be a prime program,” Sanker mentioned. “I like him. He’s so energetic. You’re by no means going to see him with a frown on his face, by no means droopy, by no means dragging by the day. He’s at all times going to be overvalued and in your face.”
One other major recruiter for Sanker has been Pierce Clarkson. The 2023 Rivals100 quarterback has been pitching different prospects to affix him at Louisville since he dedicated in January.
Sanker is not any totally different. He, together with working again Rueben Owens II, took their official visits to Louisville the identical weekend as Clarkson.
“I do know he believes in his expertise, I imagine in his expertise,” Sanker mentioned. “We’re going to rally round him. He’s simply been telling us that we’re going to make Louisville a prime program. These individuals which can be going to the Georgias, the Clemsons, the Alabamas, Louisville’s going to be up there with these colleges.”
Sanker additionally took official visits in June to Michigan State, Arkansas, and Miami. Because the month got here to an finish, he sat down together with his mother and father to debate his choices.
The consensus got here fairly rapidly. Sanker needed Louisville to be his residence for the subsequent few years.
“As quickly as we sat down and we felt like this place was residence, we referred to as them up and allow them to know,” Sanker mentioned. “All of us celebrated and stuff like that. They had been overvalued. They know the place this class goes. All of it begins up entrance with the massive guys. They’ve obtained two commits proper every now and then I’m the third. I feel they had been actually excited to get me as their most important inside offensive lineman.”
Sanker mentioned he is now planning to show his consideration to among the prime expertise within the state of Georgia within the 2024 class. He feels that class would be the “second step” in persevering with to make Louisville an influence program within the ACC.
As for Sanker, he is planning to reach at Louisville in January able to compete.
“I’m going to be that aggressive man,” Sanker mentioned. “He’s not going to be quiet it doesn’t matter what. He’s going to be humorous within the locker room, nasty on the sector. I’m going to get after it.”