Jonathan Geddes, 6-5, 315, 5.3, OL, Colonie Central High School, Albany, NY
Last week I received word that the most impressive lineman at the PSU Nike Camp was a player from the Albany area named Jonathan Geddes. I spoke to Jonathan on Sunday and have this report.
Shortly after the time arrived allowing phone contact with high school athletes, Rutgers put a call into the head coach at Colonie Central High School just outside of Albany, New York. So did a lot of other coaches as a result of Jonathan Geddes outstanding and athletic performance at Penn State a couple of weeks ago. Jonathan is an athletic 6-5, 315 pound lineman who excels in pass blocking and averages about 40-45 pancake blocks a year and grades out as Colonie's best overall team blocker. Also an excellent wrestler Jonathan had a 28-9 records last year and has a career record of 68-13 on the mat.
Early interest in Jonathan has come from Syracuse, Penn State, Boston College, Rutgers, Iowa and Michigan State. Jonathan calls Syracuse and Penn State his early favorites and he notes that a former team mate Matt Tarullo is currently an offensive guard for the Orangemen. Still, nothing is set in stone and Jonathan is look for a school with a good secondary education program, good facilities, and coaches and a system of play that he is comfortable with. He wants to play in the northeast and will try to attend several camps this summer. Right now he plans on attending the Syracuse camp and the Penn State camp with both the Rutgers camp and the Boston College camp as possibilities.
Qualification shouldn't be a problem. Jonathan is a good student who felt comfortable that he did well on his SAT's after taking them this past Saturday.
In high school Jonathan is set at left tackle. That is one of the most important positions on the line since it protects the quarterback's blind side. Jonathan is reputed to have the agility, balance and size to become an excellent pass blocking prospect in the Big East and his recruitment should become one of the more interesting stories in Big East recruiting this year.
Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net