Although Feather River (Ca) College has struggled through a 2-8 season thus far in 2007, it hasn’t slowed down the recruiting of DE Jarvis Geathers. Originally from Andrews (SC) High School, Geathers has been one of the few bright spots for the Golden Eagles. He’s racked up several scholarship offers and interest from numerous other schools and now begins the process of narrowing down his favorites.
As a senior for Andrews, Geathers finished off his senior season with all-state honors as well as being named regional defensive lineman of the year. However, he needed to shore up his academics and made the cross country trek to California to suit up for Feather River. He’s continued his impressive play and become a major target for several D-1 programs.
At 6-4, 235 pounds, Geathers boasts 4.65-second speed in the 40-yard dash. So far this season he’s notched 43 tackles, nine sacks and 13 tackles for loss. He has also added three pass breakups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and a blocked kick.
To date, Geathers has landed scholarship offers from UNLV, NC State, Marshall and Oklahoma State. He’s set official visits with UNLV for Dec 7 and Oklahoma State on Dec 14.
NC State has also thrown their hat in the ring and Geathers said he likes the history of NC State putting defensive linemen in the NFL.
“NC State is known for their defense,” said Geathers. “They have good defensive play and they have sent a lot of players to the next level. My brother (Junior DL Jeremy Geathers at UNLV) went there on a visit and he liked it. Plus, it’s close to home.
“I talk to coach Willis a lot but I haven’t set up a visit with them yet. Hopefully I can do that soon.”
Geathers plans to graduate in December and enroll at a division one college in January. Early playing time will be a huge factor in where he ultimately decides to go.
“Since I’m a junior college transfer, I’m looking at early playing time,” he said. “I want to see how the campus is and find out about the environment of the schools I’m looking at.”
For now, Geathers denies having any favorites. Instead, he’s waiting until he can see the schools on his list in person before whittling down his list.
“Right now there aren’t any favorites,” said Geathers. “I really just want to visit some schools to see where I’ll fit in best.”