P.J. Mbanasor and Rodjay Burns cannot play this season for Louisville football, but the pair of transfers already is making a strong impression with the Cardinals.
According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, defensive backs coach Lorenzo Ward was effusive in his praise for the duo of transfer defensive backs.
“I like what I see,” Ward said. “A smart kid, conscientious, asks a lot of questions. I think he’s a quick learner.”
Mbanasor transferred from Oklahoma to Louisville this offseason. He played as a true freshman at Oklahoma, including making a start early in the season. But he did not record any stats last season in 2016 and announced he would transfer to Louisville.
Of the Ohio State transfer Burns, Ward said, “Rodjay has the potential to be a really, really good football player.”
Burns originally committed to Louisville before flipping to the Buckeyes late in the 2016 recruiting cycle.
Burns and Mbanasor must sit out the 2017 season under NCAA transfer rules. They will be eligible in 2018, when they figure to be in line for starting positions with the Cardinals.