Pomona High School running back Titus Teague didn’t say anything for about five minutes. He was stunned to silence when Pomona head football coach Don Cayer told him Louisville was going to offer him a scholarship.
Wednesday night the senior was offered by Louisville defensive coordinator Ron Engish, a Ganesha graduate. He verbally committed on the spot, according to Cayer.
Teague will play cornerback at Louisville but is used primarily at running back by Pomona, for whom he has gained 1,032 yards on 132 carries this season.
“He’s originally from Atlanta,” Cayer said. “He’s a southern guy so we wanted to get him to a southern place.”
Cayer and Pomona assistant coach Johnny Brown had been in touch with Louisville and English for several weeks before the Cardinals affirmed Wednesday morning that they would offer Teague a scholarship.
Louisville was Teague’s first offer but he has received interest from Idaho. Teague is the third defensive back in the Cardinals’ seven-member 2009 recruiting class, according to rivals.com.
Teague will take his official visit to Louisville Nov. 22, unless the playoffs conflict, in which case he’ll take his trip in December.