Geordon Porter

Geordon Porter picks up first scholarship offer from Arizona State

Arizona State has sent out a flurry of scholarship offers in California in recent days but only one player from that group can say his first offer came from the Sun Devils.

Etiwanda (Calif.) 2018 wide receiver Geordon Porter had an idea Arizona State would be a factor in his recruitment. 

In January, Porter said he received what seemed like a foreshadowing of things to come from new ASU wide receivers coach Rob Likens. 

"We were talking a little previously," Porter said. "Coach Likens told me before signing day that I would be signing with a Division I college this time next year. So I knew they were really interested in me from there."

On Monday, ASU became the first school to offer Porter a scholarship opportunity. He actually found out about it himself through social media. 

"Likens called my coach about the ASU offer and they just exchanged some thoughts about what type of player I was and then that went to the writers and then they started tweeting about it and that's how I found out," Porter said. 

A more serious conversation between Porter and ASU coaches is forthcoming, but the wide receiver said he's already got a good vibe about the program. 

"I just know that ASU likes to throw the ball and that coach Likens had some really good receivers at Cal, like Kenny Lawler, (Chris) Harper, a few other receivers," Porter said. "He put a lot of guys out to the pros so he's a good coach.

"It feels great though because ASU is a really good first offer. Arizona is a nice place, ASU is a great place, big school, nice weather and facilities, all of that, nice stadium. It's a great offer."

As a junior at Etiwanda High School, Porter led the team with 33 receptions for 512 yards and five touchdowns. A 6-foot-2, 175 pound athlete, Porter used to play running back but outgrew the position and transitioned to wide receiver in high school. 

"I knew I was going to get some good D1 looks because I have really good film," he said. "it went well. a lot of long runs, kick off returns, screens to the house, a variety of stuff."

Porter is a fan of speedy NFL receivers like Desean Jackson and Odell Beckham, and himself is known for being pretty impressive on the track. 

"My 100 (meter) time was 10.84 as a sophomore at 15 years old," Porter said. "My goal is to run a 10.5 this year and I'm pretty sure I can do that too. Last year was my first year ever running track and I dropped down like .4 seconds my first year so pretty much I think I can get down .3 just by getting older and stronger."

Hawaii, Purdue, Utah, Washington and Washington State are other schools that have expressed interest, according to Porter. He did not grow up a fan of any school in particular and said he's totally open to all colleges. Hot weather is a plus, Porter said, and he's interested in studying engineering in college. 

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