ON LOCATION: Ronald Geohaghan

FAIRFAX - Allendale-Fairfax High School already has one defensive back at Clemson. Might another one be on the way in the 2012 class?

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Bashaud Breeland earned four-star billing as a 2010 prospect out of Allendale-Fairfax. His former teammate, Ronald Geohaghan, is currently rated as a three-star by Scout.com.

Geohaghan has become one of the hottest names in the 2012 class. Several schools, including Clemson, have already been by to check on him.

Tiger defensive ends coach Marion Hobby visited on Thursday. Connecticut stopped by last week. Texas Tech and Tennessee also made the rounds in Fairfax.

Illinois assistant Ron West stopped by on Monday. Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh, Duke and North Carolina will visit, too. So will Alabama defensive line coach Chris Rumph.

Geohaghan expects Clemson defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison and defensive coordinator Kevin Steele to be through once practice gets started later this month.

The rising senior has several factors in mind as he continues with the recruiting process.

"Academics are important at every school, but it's really where you feel the most comfortable. That's going to be the school that you're going to be spending the next four years of your life at," Geohaghan told CUTigers.com.


"Academics are important at every school, but it's really where you feel the most comfortable. That's going to be the school that you're going to be spending the next four years of your life at," Geohaghan said. (Hale McGranahan)
"The depth chart, seeing the position you're being recruited at, to see if you have a chance to play early as a freshman. That's what all incoming freshmen want to do. Coaching staff and overall environment at the school."

When asked which recruiters have developed the best relationship with him, Geohaghan named two.

"I'd have to say coach Cheese and coach Hobby," he said.

Hobby and Geohaghan first met in February. Geohaghan's known Harbison since his sophomore year.

"There's something kind of different about him that stands out from other defensive back coaches that I've met on some visits," Geohaghan said about Harbison. "He's put two corners in the NFL this year, [Marcus] Gilchrist and [Byron] Maxwell. And he coached DeAndre McDaniel. He's brought a couple of four-star guys in 2010 and 2011. A lot of good defensive backs have played for him."

Plus, he gets insider tips on Harbison from Breeland.

"He kind of told me that coach Cheese kind of regretted redshirting him, but he had a chance to learn the system, learn the speed of the game," Geohaghan said. "He's the kind of guy that knows what he's doing, so you don't really question him. He's been around the game for a long time."

He publicly claims no favorites and has yet to determine when he'll make a decision about committing.

"Sometimes I feel like I want to at a certain school, but I just want to look at everybody else, because you never know who's going to offer next…I just want to see where I'm most comfortable at," he said.


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