Pack Offers Geathers

Feather River (CA) defensive end Jarvis Geathers has been having a great season and several teams have taken notice of his talent. NC State is one of the latest programs to jump into the mix for the pass-rushing talent.

"We're kind of struggling as a team right now, but I'm having a pretty good year individually," Jarvis Geathers told recently. "I have 39 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss.

"We don't really keep track of hurries, but I've got a bunch of those too."

Geathers wanted to get stronger this past offseason and worked out twice a day so he would be able to hold up against the run better than he did as a freshman in 2006.

"Those workouts really helped me a lot," Geathers said. "My hands are stronger and I can shed better and keep guys off of me. Stopping the run is about strength and technique and I've really been able to be better at that this year."

On the recruiting front, Geathers has four offers – UNLV, North Carolina State, Oklahoma State and Marshall – and three other schools have begun to increase their attention on him as well.

"Besides my offers Central Florida, Oregon State and Nevada have been coming on pretty strong lately, but none of them have offered yet," Geathers said. "Central Florida just started calling and said they liked my tape and that I'm exactly what they want in an outside pass-rusher."

Geathers has tentative visits set up with UNLV (December 7th) and Oklahoma State (December 14th) and said he wants to set one up for North Carolina State soon.

"I want to get those set up soon so that I can make my decision pretty quickly because I'm done in December," Geathers said. "I have some good choices right now, but I'd like to have more before I make my decision."

Geathers comes from a football background. His father, Jumpy Geathers, played thirteen seasons in the NFL for the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, and Denver Broncos. Jarvis' uncle, Robert Geathers, currently plays in the NFL for Cincinnati, and his older brother, Jeremy, plays at UNLV while his cousin, Clifton, is currently playing for South Carolina.

Jarvis played his prep career in South Carolina at Andrews High School in Andrews, South Carolina. Academics forced him to attend Junior College, and he is on schedule to graduate with his degree in December. He will have three years to play two seasons at the next level.

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