Mike's Analysis: New OL commit

The Hurricanes landed a commitment from offensive lineman Geron Christian earlier this week. Read on for analysis of this by CanesTime's Mike Bakas.

Geron Christian committed to Miami a couple days ago.

What to Like: At 6-foot-5 and over 300 pounds, Christian already has ideal size for a major college O-Line prospect. He carries it well too, and seems to be in better shape than most kids that size at that age. That probably indicates that he is willing to work hard off the field. He plays left tackle at the high school level because of his natural athleticism. He moves around really well for someone his size. While he might not be Ereck Flowers out there in terms of athleticism, he's someone who will likely get a chance to play there once he gets to Miami. He also seems to have a good understanding of the game. He comes from an area of the state that has always been tough for Miami to pull players from so perhaps this will open a pipeline.

What may concern you: Christian needs to be more physical. He needs to play with more tenacity and become a more aggressive player. He gets away without it in high school because of his size and athletic advantage over most of the kids he plays against. That advantage will go away in college so he'll need to play with more aggression and use his size more to his advantage. He also needs to clean up his technique but that's common for big kids at that age. He simply doesn't dominate like he should at the prep level and perhaps that's a reason why a lot of college programs were interested but never offered.

Bottom Line: Christian had offers from schools like Arkansas, UCF, and East Carolina so he was being recruited like a low end three-star. The Hurricanes lost Kevin Feder to Ohio State last week so this was a quick replacement. This now gives Miami four offensive line commitments in the 2015 class. They could be done there, assuming they can hold onto all four of them, but others are still being recruited.


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