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DOWNTOWN | Georgia State focuses on rebuilding lines
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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia State signed 16 players to scholarships Wednesday as coach Bill Curry sought to bolster the offensive and defensive lines.

The Panthers, who went 3-8 last year, must replace four starters on the offensive line and two on the defensive line.

Three of Georgia State's 11 in-state signees - Garrett Gorringe of Loganville, Treavor Flannigan of Trion and Mark Ruskell of Duluth - are expected to compete for starting jobs on the offensive line.

On the defensive line, the Panthers' in-state signees include tackles Joe Lockley of Portal, Jah-Mai Davidson of Snellville and Tanner Strickland of Zebulon, and end Melvin King of Hinesville, Ga.

In 2012, Georgia State will play its first season of football in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Panthers are 9-12 in two seasons under Curry.

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