And we have our first causality of the 2014 football season.
Following practice on Saturday, coach Randy Edsall announced that freshman offensive lineman Sean Christie torn a ligament in his knee, and will likely miss the entire season.
Christie was a three-star recruit out of Patchogue-Medford High School in New York. He wasn’t very highly recruited as he had only one other offer in Albany, along with interest from Rutgers, Syracuse, and Temple. Christie committed to the Terrapins back in December.
Christie was a typical Edsall recruit, due to the fact that he wasn’t highly recruited, and wasn’t ranked very high by the major recruiting services. Guys like Joe Vellano and A.J. are prime examples of these types of underrated recruits.
He was ranked as the 15th best player in the state of New York, and was the 134th best offensive lineman, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Christie wasn’t expected play much this season, so a redshirt year would’ve been extremely likely. Now that should be a given.
It’s a hit to the depth on the offensive line. As we saw late last season, you can never have too much depth in the trenches. Players can decide to leave the team on a whim (Mike Madaras), and Moise LaRose was suspended before this season. You just never know, so this can’t be considered minor.