Hobby sees top safety Thursday

One of the state's top 2012 safeties received a visit from Clemson defensive ends coach Marion Hobby on Thursday.

S Ronald Geohaghan Profile

Ronald Geohaghan, the Allendale-Fairfax junior, has also received visits from Alabama, Tennessee, Texas Tech and Connecticut recently. Florida Atlantic is scheduled to arrive next week. Pittsburgh and Illinois offer could be through, too.

After watching teammates receive heavy recruiting interest, Geohaghan enjoys the attention from college recruiters.

"It feels kind of great that I kind of waited and watched the guys that were recruits before me…I kind of learn from those guys' experience," he told CUTigers.com on Thursday. "I've kind of learned to be patient for when it was my time in the recruiting process, to just step up and be the next big thing from our school."

The Scout.com three-star hasn't spoken with Hobby since his visit to Allendale-Fairfax.

"I talked to him the Monday before he came down this week. He e-mailed me and told me to give him a call when I get a chance," Geohaghan said.

With close to 15 offers to his name, Geohaghan has yet to trim down his list to a smaller number.

"I'm going to start and trim my list down during the summer and start to evaluate some schools," he said.

Geohaghan has several criteria in mind as he's looking for a school that's the right fit for him.

"First off, academics are always [first]," he said. "Also, am I going to be comfortable there the next four years? The coaching staff—everybody's not guaranteed to go to the NFL, so if that doesn't work out, or it does and after I retire, I'm looking to major in engineering. Clemson is a great engineering school. N.C. State is also.

"I'm looking for how my major is. I would just say what stands out in working world or business after I graduate. Also, am I going to be able to create some chemistry with the guys on the defense? I just need to bond with those guys and have a great relationship with the coaches."

Clemson redshirt freshman cornerback Bashaud Breeland also attended Allendale-Fairfax.

"We were just texting earlier today. I talk to him about every week," Geohaghan said.

What stands out the most about Clemson?

"It's just a great overall environment. It's a small town with not a lot of people on the weekdays. Then, you know, it's a strange thing on Saturdays. Over 80,000 people come into the town on Saturday evenings in the fall for football season," he said.

"There aren't too many distractions, like clubs. There are not a lot of things that a big city would have. It's kind of the place that I'm looking for, so I can focus on my studies, and also focus on training to be a better football player."

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