DeSean Blair was one of the first prospects to commit to Louisville for the class of 2014. The Jacksonville, FL receiver was recruited by former receivers coach Ron Dugans and stuck with his commitment for almost a full year. This morning, he signed his letter of intent with Missouri. Blair is yet another loss for the Cardinals due almost entirely to the coaching change.
A tall, sure-handed receiver, it was easy to envision Blair being an effective weapon in Bobby Petrino's offense. Louisville was thought to have a good chance to hold on to his commitment when he made an official visit on January 24th with a number of other commitments. However, Blair and fellow former commit George Rushing both opted to head elsewhere as signing day approached.
Blair is a tough loss because wide receiver, while not lacking any depth for the 2014 season, is a big position of need and that need hasn't been met up to this point. Louisville still hopes to flip Wisconsin commit Cornelius Sturghill to make up for losing Blair and Rushing.