The numbers suggest Pompano Beach (FL) Blanche El receiver Thomas Geddis had a standout junior season, especially after finishing with 65 catches for 732 yards and eight touchdowns.
The problem was the 6-3, 170-pound Geddis felt he could do more. Much more.
So putting in tons of hours in the weight room and in conditioning, not to mention running the 100 meter, 200 meter, 4x100, 4x400 and the high jump on the school’s track team from February to April, Geddis always had his return to the football field in the back of his mind.
“While I was in track, I was saying to myself once I get back on the field with my brothers I’m going to go hard and push them to the next level,” Geddis told Scout.com. “It’s my senior year and you only get one. It’s the last ride, so let’s make it count.”
During his school’s spring practices, Geddis has shown he’s hungry and has the ability to be one of the top receivers in South Florida.
“From last year to this year I’ve improved all around,” said Geddis, who. “I’ve improved in my speed, my route combinations (hitch, gos, cutbacks), footwork and work off the line. Everything improved very good to this year.
That has turned Geddis from an underrated recruit to one slowly starting to accumulate some impressive offers. Accumulating over 10 scholarship offers, including a power five offers from Cincinnati, Geddis got arguably his biggest offer Thursday night from Wisconsin.
“They’ve been talking to me for the last couple weeks and came to the school,” said Geddis. “Coach Gilmore, the receivers coach, popped by the school, but he couldn’t speak to me. He just gave me his card. Then he came to one of my practices Wednesday and he wanted to see me run a couple routes for him. He said he loved me.”
Getting a chance to talk to him a little more since that first meeting at his school, Geddis calls Gilmore being his future position coach should be pick Wisconsin a “great” bonus.
“He’s giving me great ideas, he’s straightforward and he’s showing me I can work with him hand in hand,” said Geddis. “He used to be a NFL coach, too, so he spoke to me a lot about that. He’s a real straightforward coach who knows what’s talking about and is all about the kids. He’s also big on education and putting grades first. He said I’ll be the best fit.”
Planning on taking some visits and attending some camps, Geddis hopes to see Appalachian State, Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic, Florida International and, especially, Wisconsin before deciding prior to the start of his season.
“From me watching college football games and Melvin Gordon, I know they have a great running game and a good OL,” said Geddis. “A former player I used to go against in George Rushing at Cardinal Gibbons is up there, too.”