LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- He's only had two official practices at the University of Louisville, but Juwan Pass is already considered the Cardinal quarterback of the future, and maybe even of the near future.
The 6'4" 207 pound Freshman was a four-star dual-threat QB from Carver High School in Columbus, Georgia. He committed to Lousville the July before his senior season and had some Cardinal fans nervous with late visits to Mississippi State and Alabama before signing with the Cards in February.
"I thought he did some real good things," said head coach Bobby Petrino about his prize recruit after Wednesday's opening practice. "He's very smart. He picks things up real quick. He needs to get his feet in the right position at times. He's got a quick release. I didn't think he spun the ball as well as he will but he can deliver it quickly and he's got the arm strength to make all the throws. He's a natural leader. He steps right into the huddle and takes charge so there's a lot of really good things."
It would seem redshirting is a possibility for Pass since the Cards return both electric Sophomore Lamar Jackson and Senior Kyle Bolin at quarterback but that has not been discussed with the only scholarship signal-caller in the class or any other Freshman for that matter, according to Petrino.
"We just say go out and practice and compete and see how you can get in the depth," said Petrino. "We don't sit down and have huge discussions. Everybody knows that they get an opportunity to come out at practice and get better or get worse."
Petrino also mentioned young offensive lineman Toriano Roundtree, Chandler Jones, Linwood Foy and Robbie Bell as being impressive in the opening workouts. Fans can get their first look at the U of L Freshman and transfers during Friday morning's first open workout at 8:50 AM. The other scheduled practices open to fans are Friday at 4:20 pm, Saturday at 3:00 pm, Tuesday August 9th at 3:50 pm and Tuesday August 16th at 9:00 am
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