Geron Christian commits to Louisville

The University of Louisville has landed a verbal commitment from Ocala, Fla., Trinity Catholic offensive lineman Geron Christian. The three-star lineman is the younger brother of current U of L senior Gerald Christian.

The University of Louisville is adding another member of the Christian family.

U of L senior tight end Gerald Christian will be playing his last game in the Belk Bowl but his younger brother - Geron - committed to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Geron Christian visited U of L for the regular-season finale against Kentucky and committed to U of L coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday morning when the coach made a visit to see him in Florida.

Ranked as the No. 47 tackle in the country according to Scout.com, Christian just recently backed off his commitment to Miami. He went to camp at Miami in June and earned an offer from the Hurricanes. He camped at Florida State and also had offers from Arkansas, Central Florida and several other schools before he committed to Miami.

Scout.com national recruiting analyst Jamie Newberg said: "This is an underrated tackle prospect that can get off the ball and really get after you. He has a good initial pop with his hands. Christian has good feet and athleticism. He has good size and it appears he has the frame to add a considerable amount of weight."

Gerald Christian originally signed with Florida but then transferred to Louisville. He sat out two years ago and has been the starting tight end for the Cardinals for two seasons.


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