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January 6, 2013
Louisville just landed its top 2014 local recruit. Trinity (Ky.) High star Reggie Bonnafon committed to the Louisville coaching staff Sunday afternoon.
Bonnafon, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound junior, played wide receiver for Trinity this season, but was impressive during summer camps while working out as a quarterback.
As a backup to solid Trinity senior QB Travis Wright, Bonnafon garnered attention from Louisville, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Tennessee and others as a quarterback prospect.
In that way, Bonnafon's story is similar to current Cardinal QB Teddy Bridgewater, who played wide receiver at Miami Northwestern until his junior season when he switched to full-time quarterback.
Bonnafon is hoping for similar success when he takes the reins of Trinity's high-powered offensive attack next season.
Rivals.com's Josh Helmholdt named him one of the top underclassmen at the Elite 11 Camp in Columbus, Ohio in May: "Bonnafon is a name we were unfamiliar with coming in, but his play on Friday demanded attention."
Helmholdt continued: "He has an athletic frame that could potentially project to other positions in college, but he threw the ball well at the Elite 11. Bonnafon would be able to start at almost any high school across the country next fall, but Trinity has three-star class of 2013 signal-caller Travis Wright on the roster, so Bonnafon expects to play most receiver and see some time in the Wildcat this fall."
Bonnafon has been a frequent visitor to Louisville games since his freshman season at Trinity. He has helped Trinity to three-straight KHSAA titles and was part of Trinity's 2011 Rivals.com national title team.