UofL FOOTBALL | Yasir Abdullah Excited to Sign with Cardinals

12/27/2017 02:23 PM

One week ago, the UofL football program announced the signings of 20 student-athletes during the first day of the early signing period.

Eleven of those players hail from the state of Florida.

One of those Florida natives is linebacker Yasir Abdullah, who comes to Louisville from Miramar, Fl.

Abdullah is a three-star recruit from Miami Carol City Senior High School. During his high school career, he had over 20 sacks and 137 tackles.

Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with Abdullah on Tuesday and asked him about his decision to become a Cardinal:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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