Marzett Geter gave the Panthers a commitment at the beginning of this month. With each commitment that followed—Myles Hilliard and Brandyn Smith on June 17, William Parks and Trenton Coles on June 18, then Alkwan Williams on June 24—he's gotten excited about the recent additions to his recruiting class. He feels these players have the ability to get it done on the field, but also have the right personalities.
"I feel there's a lot of class coming to Pitt," Geter said. "There's a lot of competition, and I'll just have to stick it out. I would like to see my class come together. Like Coach (Todd Graham) said, he wants to win ten. Hopefully we can come together and win ten."
Geter has stayed in contact with the Pitt coaching staff in the weeks since he committed. At the same time, he says his focus is gearing towards his preparations for the upcoming 2011 season.
"The contact has been good, but I've been spending more time with my team," Geter added. "We're hoping for a good season, hopefully going down to Heinz (Field for the WPIAL Championships)."
Part of that preparation includes a lot of offseason conditioning, and competition in some 7-on-7's. Most recently, he and his Sto-Rox team were at the Pitt 7-on-7. He said the competition he faced will help everyone on his team. He enjoyed the fact that he had a chance to compete against players from bigger schools.
"We come out here to get better, so we want the best of the best," Geter said. "In order to be the best, you have to beat the best. As a DB, I really have to work at staying with my man. Personally, at route-running, I'm very good at route-running, making people miss, making people fall."
The Vikings still did well at the Pitt passing camp, despite missing two other players who have received some DI interest—a sign of just how deep his team is going to be. That's also something he feels will help him compete at the next level.
"I think we'll be pretty deep," Geter said. "We were also missing a couple guys like Deaysean Rippy. Dontez Ford had to leave early because he had to work. My backups are starting to step it up because they want it more."
Last season, Geter had four interceptions and two forced fumbles on defense. 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.