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Louisville football recruiting: Offensive lineman Geron Christian commits

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Louisville picked up another commitment for the class of 2015 when Ocala offensive lineman Geron Christian committed early Tuesday morning.

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It was widely reported earlier in the week that Louisville parted ways with long time offensive line commitment Troy Thingstad. It now appears clear why they did so. With offensive line a position of especially pressing need, the Cardinals' coaching staff made room for a new prospect and were rewarded for doing so when Ocala, FL offensive lineman Geron Christian committed early Tuesday morning (first reported by Cardinal Authority's Jody Demling).

Christian (6’4, 305) is a consensus three-star offensive line prospect according to all of the major recruiting services. 247 Sports rates him the #45 offensive guard prospect in the country. He is also the younger brother of current Louisville tight end Gerald Christian. Christian projects as a guard on the next level. He had been committed to Miami since June before backing off that commitment and eventually committing to Louisville today. He also listed offers from East Carolina, Arkansas, and Mississippi State.

In addition to filling a position of need, Christian will help by keeping Louisville plugged into the state of Florida and a powerful high school program like Trinity Christian. He joins Chandler Jones and junior college guard Khalil Hunter as the only current offensive lineman commits for the class of 2015. Louisville is still after at least one more junior college and one more high school lineman as well.