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"Coach Breske knew I was faster than the times I ran at the combine as I was running on a sore hamstring. I thought the combine was pretty cool. To see all those players was pretty awesome. I looked up the times at the combine, and it seemed the best athletes were at that one. Everything went really fast, and efficiently. I even learned some as it was my first time doing some of the linebacker drills."
Gerard is originally from
Still, Gerard has found a comfort
level with his surroundings in the state of
"Coach (Kirk) Ferentz and Coach (Reese) Morgan came by my high school the week before the combine. Coach Morgan told me he liked hearing how I won the 110 meter high hurdles with a hurt hamstring, and how I also do the high jump and throw the discus in track. He told me to come to their one day senior elite camp, as well, as to one day of their regular camp," Gerard stated.
"I spoke to
Gerard is still a relative unknown to many around the midwest, but I'm telling you now, Big 12 and Big 10 programs will be making a mistake if they don't at least give him a look.
Gerard was named third team All-State linebacker as a junior by the Iowa Newspaper Association. He was also named third team All-Metro by the Quad City Times.