Lowcountry LB ready for season

Still a year away from his first day as a college student, Fort Dorchester HS linebacker Geno Porter has already learned the importance of time management.

LB Geno Porter Profile

As he's learned balance obligations to his high school team and college recruiting, Porter is getting an idea of what the future holds.

"It's been a little stressful but I'm enjoying every bit of it," he said. "This has definitely taught me how to balance my time…it's a good preparation for college and even after college."

Although he's got no offers, Porter is hoping an impressive senior campaign will open those doors.

"Most schools are telling me if I am playing well enough in those first few games they should offer," he said, "When I've been at camp, they've liked how agile I am. But they just want to see some film of my senior year."

Porter's been a busy man this summer having camped at Clemson, North Carolina State, Georgia Tech and several FBS schools. The Tigers have remained a steady contender for Porter throughout the recruiting process.

"Every time that I've been there, it's an exciting place to be," he said. "They have great academics. It's a very original place, a very special place…they've got a great football program and academics.

"I like the environment there. I like the coaches. They know me on a first name basis. They're good people."

At 6-0 210, Porter is being projected as an outside linebacker or safety, depending on the scheme he plays in. This year at Fort Dorchester, he's being moved to an interior linebacker position, which Porter believes will make him better.

"It will make me more well-rounded. I'll get to see things from a perspective other than outside linebacker," he said.

One of nine seniors returning to Fort Dorchester's season, Porter is excited about his final season. With a two-a-days starting next week and a scrimmage next Friday against Camden in Orangeburg,

"Everyone is excited to be back. We should have one of the best defenses in the state, without a question," he said. "Things are starting to get rolling along."

Last fall, Porter recorded 127 tackles, three sacks, 11 tackles for loss, and one interception.

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