Highlights & Rating: Louisville BC Commit Martel Hight

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville football program landed its 4th commitment in the Class of 2023, as Martel Hight gave his verbal commitment to the Cardinals.

Here is the full assessment from Louisville Report:

Perspective: Hammer Top
Position: Cornerback, wide receiver
Vitals: 5 feet 11 inches, 161 pounds
The school: Rome (Ga.) HS

Hammer TopHighlights of the junior year from: (HERE)

Framework: Could add a little more weight once he’s on campus, but not much. Has broad shoulders and a surprising wingspan for someone under six feet.

Athletics : When all of this class is said and done, Hight might be the most underrated athlete in the bunch. He is incredibly explosive and has a high top speed. It doesn’t matter which side of the ball he plays on, he can get down the field quickly. Also has very good vertical and above average agility.

Instinct: He is recruited for the defensive back position (from now on), so we will focus on that. Hight is a nightmare in man-to-man coverage. Not only does he do a really good job of staying on the hip of the receiver, but his ability to play on the ball is phenomenal. He can contort his body well when throwing down the sideline and has good general timing for passing passes.

Polish: Despite having the frame of a nickel, Hight plays with a surprising amount of physicality. He’s not afraid to hit hard when tackling, is a nuisance to wide receivers around the line of scrimmage, and plays the run well when needed.

Conclusion: It’s an unranked prospect right now, but expect that to change significantly soon. The Power Five schools have already picked him up, and Louisville was lucky to land him early. There’s a lot of potential with Hight, and he could be a candidate for early playing time.

(Photo by Martel Hight via Hudl)

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