Allendale-Fairfax High School has had some great players out of the program over the last few years and the next in line is 2012 safety Ronald Geohaghan. This past week he landed his first two offers in consecutive days and we caught up with him to talk about those offers, what schools may be on the verge of offering next, and what it is exactly that he'll be weighing heavily when it comes time to make a final decision.
Geohaghan's first offer came from Clemson courtesy of new defensive line coach Marion Hobby. What was the initial feeling that went through the Allendale-Fairfax star's head when he first got the news?
"I was really excited because it was one of the many offers I was working hard for on and off the field to get. And it just feels like home to me," Geohaghan said.
"With Bashaud Breeland being there already it helps a little bit because he's kind of a big brother to me and when I go up there every now and then he gives me tours of the facility and just shows me a great time."
Geohaghan says some of the best qualities he likes about the Tigers are their student-athlete graduation rates and the coaching staff.
Illinois became Geohaghan's second offer on Friday but don't expect them to be the last either. Schools have been showering the 2012 prosepct with attention and he says he has a strong feeling there may be more offers soon to follow.
The Allendale star has also visited Georgia Tech recently and he talked about what he enjoyed most about the Yellow Jackets during his trip to Atlanta Georgia.
"I really liked their defensive scheme, their weight program, and most importantly the academic view of it. I also have family in that area so that helps."
Those aren't the only schools Geohaghan is hearing from currently and he shared with us what schools have been in pursuit of him as of late and who may be next to step up with an offer as well.
"Clemson, South Carolina, Illinois, Georgia Tech, NC State, Texas Tech, and East Carolina are recruiting me the hardest out of everybody right now I'd say."
He says that he feels like Texas Tech, NC State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and South Carolina may be schools that are close to offering as well. Almost every school is recruting the 6'1 189 pound Geohaghan as a strong safety he says.
Reflecting back on his junior season, Geohaghan says he clearly remembers one game as his very best but it also taught him an invaluable lesson as well.
"It was against Ridgeland. I had 12 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and a dropped interception. It was my most memorable game because I cramped up during the 3rd quarter which put me out the rest of the game. It made me realize that its the little things that occur off the field like not taking care of your body, which can come back and hurt your performance and also your team."
Asked to share what he feels are his biggest strengths on the field the Allendale prospect replied, "I think my tackling ability, ability to read and recognize plays, leadership, and run down abilities are my biggest strengths right now."
He says he'll work hard this offseason on certain coverage techniques that he's not sharp enough at in his own eyes.
Turning back to recruiting Geohaghan says he'll consider graduation rates, quality of education, and relationship with coaching staffs some of his biggest weighing factors when looking at potential colleges.
As of right now Geohaghan says if he had to name a top 5 it would consist of Clemson, South Carolina, Illinois, NC State, and Texas Tech. However with so many schools stepping up their recruitment and showing him the love that very well could change as his recruitment rolls on. The 2012 prospect also said he's unsure of when he'd like to make a commitment.
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INSIDE THE NUMBERS...RONALD GEOHAGHAN
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Squat: 350 pounds
Power clean: 225 pounds
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