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Louisville Football lands local offensive lineman

Austin Collins becomes the first local commitment in the 2020 class.

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Scott Satterfield made it very clear when he was hired that he was going to fix the broken relationship between the Louisville football program and the local high schools. He invited any coach that wanted to come by campus to do so and his staff have been on high school campuses multiple times in their short time here. Those efforts have paid off with the commitment of Christian Academy lineman, Austin Collins. Collins will play offensive line at Louisville for Dwayne Ledford.

Louisville still has depth issues on the offensive line but the young guys they’ve brought in so far should fit very well into the system that Ledford runs. Collins will likely play inside at guard and he shows the ability to finish blocks while being athletic enough to get downfield and outside to get to his blocks. Collins isn’t as long as some of the other guys they’ve gone after but playing inside should make that somewhat of a moot point.

Ledford hasn’t been too liberal when it comes to the scholarship offers he’s handed out to offensive linemen so the fact that Collins was an obvious priority says a lot. I think Louisville could land two more linemen in the near future in Tim Lawson out of Maryland and Luke Kandra out of Ohio. Kandra played at the same high school as Eric Wood and Wood has been helping to recruit him.