There aren't too many receivers anywhere in the country faster than Geordon Porter and it has definitely made him an attractive prospect on the recruiting front.
Porter has been lighting up the track this spring with a personal best 10.61-100m. He recently went 10.68 to win the Baseline League Championship and it helped him land a scholarship offer close to home.
"Friday night, UCLA offered me," Porter said. "I haven't heard a lot from UCLA but after I ran that 10.68, I got a call from the UCLA WR coach, Jimmy Dougherty. He told me he liked my speed and quickness and said that was something they needed on their team.
"We talked for a little while and then he told me they wanted to offer me a scholarship so I was definitely excited by that one. Even though it's close to home, I've never been to UCLA before but that's something I plan to do over the summer and meet the coaches. I'm looking forward to building that relationship with them moving forward."
Prior to UCLA, Porter picked up an offer from Washington State, a school he has some strong family ties to.
"My older brother Grant Porter plays at Washington State so that was big for me," Porter said. "Plus I really love the offense, it's a very wide receiver friendly offense and they love to throw the football around. I went to the Stanford game last year and I like the football program and the direction things are going there.
"I had a chance to see the campus and tour the football facilities there and I like it a lot. I'll be back for a couple of games this year too and my brother really likes it there. We're close and it would be great to play with him in college so that's a real option for me for sure."
"It was an incredible feeling getting both of those offers," Porter said. "Alabama is one of the best programs in America, always ranked high and they put a lot of guys in the NFL. They had Amari Cooper and Julio Jones, who I think is the best receiver in the League.
"It felt great to get the Georgia offer as well. I like their offense and how they get guys open. They run a lot of vertical routes and get guys open down the field and that's a strength of mine so I think I would fit in really well there."
Porter said he plans to take a handful of visits over the summer. He already visited Duke and liked it enough to want to make a return visit there.
"I was there last month and loved it," Porter said. "They showed me great hospitality and I really like their combination of academics and athletics. It wasn't just all about football, I was able to meet some of the professors and see the academic side of things and that was big for me.
"From a football standpoint, I was able to meet David Cutcliffe (head coach) and he's a great coach and has a long history of working with some great football players. I also was able to watch film with the WR coach (Jeffrey Faris) and I like the offense and how they use their receivers. They have a great scheme there and that's one of the biggest factors in my decision, how I would be used.
"I want to go back and see more of the city and see how I would fit in there but I like the school a lot. I also want to visit Bama, Georgia, LSU and UCLA. I'm talking with Arizona State a lot too and that's another school I want to check out. I plan to take my official visits as well so I'm in no hurry to decide here. I'm going to play it out and then find the best fit for me."
The receiver is an intriguing prospect with not just plus speed but size as well. He has an athletic 6-2 frame, is still only 16 and may not be done growing yet. He has improved this off-season as a pass catcher and is only scratching the surface of how good he'll be in a few years, so his upside is very high.