Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; A Miami Hurricanes helmet sits on the sidelines during the second quarter of the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Louisville Cardinals at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Geron Christian commits to Miami: In-state OT picks the Hurricanes


The Miami Hurricanes added another commitment on Tuesday evening in the form of Geron Christian (Ocala, Fla, Trinity Catholic) who becomes the 15th commitment for Al Golden’s 2015 class.

Christian received his offer from Miami earlier this month when he was a standout participant at Golden’s summer camp on June 8. The 6-4, 305-pound offensive tackle is a diamond in the rough with an intriguing upside after playing basketball growing up and only playing football for two seasons.

A sign of how much the prospect is under the radar on the national scene, 247Sports does not even have a ranking or star attached to the raw prospect yet. That is sure to change now that he is committed to the Hurricanes. He’s likely to be designated as a three-star recruit.

Golden held offers from the Arkansas Razorbacks, Mississippi State Bulldogs, UCF Knights, Florida International, South Alabama, Florida Atlantic, East Carolina and Middle Tennessee State.

Christian transferred from Westport High School where he averaged a double-double on the basketball court with a 14 points per game and 13 rebounds per game average last season.

The younger brother of former Florida and Louisville player Gerald, who was a highly-regarded recruit out of Palm Beach Dwyer in the 2010 class has been a good sounding board for his younger brother, telling him to go to the school that is the best fit for him.

The commitment of Christian four offensive linemen in this year’s class with four-star running backs Dexter Williams (Winter Garden, Fla. Winter Garden) and Mark Walton (Miami, Fla. Booker T. Washington) headlining the class as the two highest-ranked recruits on board.


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