Geter Favoring Pitt

Even though Sto-Rox (PA) defensive back Marzett Geter has a Pitt offer, he still wanted to go out and work out at Saturday's prospect camp. Geter is eager to fine tune his game, and eager to be a Panther.

Marzett Geter still plans on committing to Pitt. It's close to being official, but he just hasn't made the call with the coaching staff yet.

"It's still the case," Geter said, after working out at Pitt's prospect camp Saturday. "I'm planning (on committing) when everyone leaves. It's pretty exciting because Pitt is close to my home."

As a junior at Sto-Rox last year, Geter had four interceptions and two forced fumbles on defense. As a receiver on offense, he finished with 23 catches for 523 yards. He also returned three kickoffs for touchdowns, along with over 300 yards on kick returns.

With playmaking ability on both sides of the ball, and special teams, Geter will turn his attention to playing on the defensive side of the ball in college. Saturday, he worked out with the corners, even though he's already got a verbal offer from Pitt. One of the reasons he wanted to go through and participate in Saturday's camp—even though several other prospects who already have verbal offers were there Saturday just to watch the camp—was to just go up against the competition. He had some humble reasons for why he wanted to see the competition; almost as if he still has something to prove.

"The competition," Geter said, referring to why he participated. "I feel like I'm an average player, just like everybody else that's (at the camp). I still think there's areas where I need to improve in. I'm going to work.

"Other schools look at me, and they think I'm small because I'm 5-10. The (Pitt) coaches gave me a great opportunity that I can't refuse."

As for other factors in why the Panthers are so high on Geter's list, he has two. One, is just the fact that they're the hometown school. "Playing close to home is probably the biggest thing," Geter added. "I get to play in front of my family and people that care about Pitt. It's basically what I want to do."

The other, stems from one of his earliest childhood memories that got him to start paying even closer attention to football.

"My earliest Pitt memory was when I saw them down 20 points, and (former Pitt receiver Larry) Fitzgerald just went off," Geter added.

In recent years, Sto-Rox has become a regular stop for college coaches. Pitt redshirt freshman Drew Carswell was highly-recruited coming out of Sto-Rox in 2010. Deaysean Rippy, a 2012 linebacker, is being recruited by several schools from around the country including Florida and Ohio State. Geter hasn't picked up the national interest Rippy has, but during his career, he's seen reasons why college coaches have become regular visitors at his school.

"Our guys at our school, they're willing to work," Geter said. "They're willing to work hard in the classroom. Deaysean just went out and helped out a lot in the community. Dontez Ford is smart in the classroom. He helps on and off the field. We have great leadership. We push each other; one another."

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