Kwame talks the latest

Carver's Bay (Georgetown, SC) 3-star lineman Kwame Geathers possesses the combination of size, athleticism, and versatility that every college coach looks for on the football field. He also comes from a family with a proud tradition of success on the gridiron, so it's no surprise that Geathers is one of the more highly sought after recruits in the Palmetto State's Class of 2009.

The 6'7", 320 pound Geathers, who is capable of playing either offensive tackle or defensive tackle on the college level, claims offers from major programs like South Carolina, Georgia, Clemson, Florida State, and Maryland. While he has not attended any camps or made any unofficial visits this summer, he says recruiting is still going steady and that he continues to hear frequently from the schools that are pursuing him.

"Everything's pretty steady. It's about the same as always. I'm getting a lot of letters and stuff," said Geathers. "I'm hearing the most from South Carolina, Georgia, Clemson, and Maryland."

The home-state Gamecocks have made Geathers a priority in this recruiting class, and he spoke very highly about what South Carolina has to offer.

"They're recruiting me hard. Steve Spurrier Jr. has been good. He's real straight up with me and lets me know they want me up there. I just like the coaching staff and how they talk to me. I like their facilities too."

Kwame's older brother Clifton Geathers is a rising sophomore defensive end at USC, and he says that Clifton is thoroughly enjoying his time in Columbia.

"I talk to him all the time. He loves it up there, but he tells me it's my decision."

Geathers is also very familiar with the Georgia Bulldogs after watching his brother Robert play in Athens from 2001 to 2003.

"I've known about Georgia since I was little when my older brother went there. I've been up there, and I know the campus a little bit. I know some of the coaches. That's about it."

According to Geathers, the Clemson Tigers are also pursuing him, but not with the same vigor as South Carolina and Georgia.

"They send me some letters and stuff, but they're not recruiting me hard like South Carolina and Georgia. I don't know too much about them right now."

The final school that Geathers commented on is Maryland, and while he doesn't know as much about them at this point, he stated that he does have interest in the Terrapins.

"From what the coaches tell me, I like them. Justin Lewis from Johnsonville tells me he likes it up there and all. They're a nice school."

Kwame said that he has no individual leader yet, and he isn't sure when he plans to make a decision on his college choice. He noted that he plans to take his official visits before deciding though.

For now, Geathers is focused on gearing up for his senior season and leading his team to a state championship this fall.

"We're working hard to get back to the state championship and win it this year."

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