Big guy.

He stands 6 feet, 4 inches and weighs 270 pounds.

Committed Saturday to play football for Charlie Strong at the University of Louisville.

Smart, too. That’s Chandler Bridges, from Flowery Branch, Ga., the 10th member of the class of 2013, telling

“I liked everything that I saw,” Bridges told “I want to be the best lineman I can be, and I believe Coach Borbely and his coaching staff will help me do that.”

Bridges said that he was raised in a no-nonsense home and has been coached by no-nonsense coaches, and he was looking for that in college.

“The coaches at Louisville are honest,” Bridges said. “They tell you what you need to do to get better, and they’ll work to make you better. They won’t just tell you what you want to hear. I like that. That’s how my high school coach is, too.”

Sorry about that Kentucky, Southern Mississippi, Indiana and everyone else that offered.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.