Ashley (Wilmington, NC) wide receiver Geron James is sitting on two official scholarship offers, however more are very likely on the way once he qualifies academically.
“Maryland and Virginia Tech have offered,” Ashley Head Coach Dylan Dimock said. “They are a lot of other schools who are close to offering who are waiting for him to qualify. NC State, Georgia Tech, UNC, and Wake Forest are all waiting for him to qualify. He has a 2.4 GPA and he scored a 780 on the SAT, so he’s real close right now. He’ll be all right.”
In what has been a busy summer, James has visited UNC, NC State, and will go to Virginia Tech this weekend. He has also been consistently working out with the team and attending summer school.
“He went to UNC and NC State and he’s been working out with us and going to summer school,” Dimock said. “He’s going to Virginia Tech this weekend. He’s been working hard this summer. We work out the kids four days a week from 9 am to noon. He’s been doing a good job.”
James’ hard work has paid off on stat sheet. He recently was clocked at 4.41 in the 40 yard dash, very impressive for anyone much less a 6-4, 180 pound prospect.
“Geron ran a 4.41 up at NC State’s camp,” Dimock said. “He’s always been pretty fast. He’s done some pretty special things during games as far as running people down.”
According to Dimock, James will make some official visits before making his collegiate decision. James may not need many official trips if he continues to have Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech listed significantly above the rest of the schools.
“He will take some official visits,” Dimock said. “He’ll probably take some unofficial visits to see some football games this fall and take his official visits after the season. Right now Virginia Tech is high and Georgia Tech is real high on his list. After those two, I’m not sure who else is there right now. It’s basically between Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech based on talking to him.”
Tech’s history of using big wide receivers helps them here, while the city of Atlanta is Georgia Tech’s top draw.
“Virginia Tech has a history of big receivers who have been successful,” Dimock said. “They play well. Coach Wiles has done a good job recruiting him, especially when he visited in May.
“For Georgia Tech, I know he likes the city of Atlanta. He went down there earlier this year and enjoyed it down there. They are just waiting for some academic things before they offer.”
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