Providence Catholic’s three-star ranked tight end Jameson Geers (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) decided to give Minnesota a verbal commitment on Thursday-another local name headed to play for coach P.J. Fleck.
“I love their culture (at Minnesota) and I feel like it’s an amazing fit for me,” Geers said. “I’m just very excited about my decision.”
Geers also discussed why he decided to make his college decision this early in his recruiting process, as he won’t be able to sign a Letter of Intent until December.
“I just really felt the time was right for me. I didn’t need to wait any longer since I feel that Minnesota is the best fit for me.”
Geers chose Minnesota after receiving 18 FBS-level verbal scholarship offers which included offers from Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Purdue, and West Virginia.
Geers is now the fifth known verbal commitment in the Gophers’ Class of 2021 and the third committee from Illinois to play for the Golden Gophers. Geers joins Antioch junior QB Athan Kaliakmanis and his brother junior WR Dino Kaliakmanis as recruits from the Land of Lincoln who are verbally committed so far to Minnesota in the Class of 2021.