Strong gets rolling in recruiting

When Charlie Strong was hired last week as Louisville's coach, he said his first order of business was to recruit.

Well, he's off to a good start.

Strong landed four commitments on Wednesday, including a well-regarded running back from Miami, Jody Demling writes in The Courier-Journal. Corvin Lamb is rated the 98th-best running back prospect in his class by ESPN's Scouts Inc. and had considered Ole Miss, North Carolina and Rutgers, among others. No doubt the former Florida defensive coordinator's connections in the state helped land Lamb.

Strong also got commitments from three top juniors in Louisville's own backyard. And the Cardinals got word that Iowa freshman defensive end Tyler Harrell would transfer and enroll at Louisville after Christmas.

That's what Strong needs to continue to do: add bodies. He's off to an encouraging start.