Geohaghan puts on full-court press

SPARTANBURG - CUTigers caught up with four-star safety commitment Ronald Geohaghan last week at Shrine Bowl practice.

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The No. 23 safety in the class of 2012 was one of several Clemson commitments in Spartanburg for the 75th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

"We're getting closer," Geohaghan told last week. "It's a chance to get to know each other."

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior from Allendale-Fairfax roomed with fellow Clemson defensive back commitment Cordrea Tankersley.

Geohaghan, Tankersley and the rest of the Clemson guys spent plenty of time on the non-committed prospects who could join their class.

"We talked to Jonathan Bullard throughout the week, also talked to Todd Gurley… I feel like we've got a good chance with them," Geohaghan said. "They enjoyed their visits. We're in the hunt for them right now. I feel like we might win it. But who knows?"

Though he'll play safety at Clemson, Geohaghan played outside linebacker for the South Carolina time during the Shrine Bowl. It took some time adjusting to the new position.

"In high school, it was kind of like a walk-down safety in our defense," Geohaghan said. "They brought me in as a strong safety. I was a corner and safety at these combines, but they decided to throw me in [linebacker] at the beginning of the week. I was with the safeties and corners during the meetings."

He added, "Monday, I was kind of rusty. It had me a little bit stressed. I just had to step up my play against a lot of good linemen. I got the hang of it. I just had to pick up the tempo a little bit."

The Sunday visit to the Shriners Hospital was a very positive experience.

"It was one of the greatest experiences I've had in my life," Geohaghan said. "I didn't know what to expect. I thought it was going to be a sad feeling, but the kids were happy to see us. We were just happy to see them." Top Stories