LCA DB Gerrien Christopher (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit804)
UMass offers Life Christian DB Gerrien Christopher
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
There’s been an influx of talent buying into what Coach Charles Scott is selling at Life Christian over the last two years. This has led to multiple prospects leaving their respective programs to start anew at Life Christian Academy. One of the more recent prospects to do so was Phoebus starting defensive back Thailand Baldwin (2021 DB 6-0 170). The All-State defensive back took his status, 83 tackles, and five interceptions (from last season) to Life Christian to be paired up next to NC State commit Joe Johnson, III and the rest of the Eagles adept secondary unit.
However, a year before Baldwin, Indian River starting defensive back Gerrien Christopher (2020 ATH 6-1 210) decided it was time to leave the Glenwood Ferebee-led Braves for Life Christian Academy. At the time, Christopher held nine collegiate offers. Since then he’s watched his recruitment further blossom including securing yet another offer this time from UMass.
“I’m just blessed to be able to stretch my recruitment. As far as the comparison with my first offer, Marshall was my first offer so it was a bit more exciting than the rest being it was my first offer,” explained Christopher.
The Life Christian product racked up 46 tackles last year for the Eagles in which two of them went for sacks. Thus far, Christopher has been able to secure offers from: Southern Mississippi, Temple, Campbell, Buffalo, Morgan State, Hampton, Charlotte, Liberty, and Marshall. Aside from the programs that have already offered, Christopher is also getting interest from Wake Forest, Syracuse, and Michigan State while being recruited on the defensive side of the ball. With the entire buzz surrounding Life Christian, its hard not to believe there’s something in the water over at 16801 Harrowgate Road.
“We’re walking in faith and God’s plan as well as the genuine love we have for one another,” stated Coach Charles Scott. “We are totally honest and transparent with all of our kids and parents with everything which makes our job so much easier.”
Christopher has plans to gear up for a few road visits as well as camps throughout the spring and into the summer which include: Pittsburgh, Miami, Southern Mississippi, Virginia, and Marshall.
– Brandon Mitchell