With such an elite group of linebackers in the Atlantic region and around the nation in 2002, a lot of players are struggling to gain attention from college coaches. One player not having that problem is inside linebacker Kory Gedin.
“I’m getting interest from a lot of schools. I’ve received scholarship offers from North Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Maryland, and I expect other offers to come later,” the 6-foot-2, 233-pound Gedin said. “I’ve taken unofficial visits to Maryland and North Carolina, so I’m probably most familiar with those two schools.”
Gedin is one of the most impressive high school players you’ll even find in the weight room, and his incredible physical ability has translated to success on the field.
As a junior at Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga, Gedin registered a phenomenal 170 total tackles with an equally impressive 27 tackles for loss. He sacked opposing quarterbacks four times and displayed excellent coverage ability with his seven pass breakups.
Gedin is a massive linebacker, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds consistently. He has demonstrated the ability to stuff the run, blitz, and cover tight ends and backs. Gedin carries good grades, and is a beast in the weight room. The only question will be whether or not he, or anyone, has the work ethic to reach the potential he possesses.
Armed with three early offers, does Gedin have a list of favorites?
“I can narrow my list to a top five at this point. North Carolina, Penn State, Northwestern, Maryland, and Georgia Tech are all about even. I like the coaches at each of those schools a lot. The schools are all very solid, and the campuses are in good settings. I think at each of the five schools I would have an opportunity to play early.”
Gedin’s official visits will go a long way towards helping him make his final decision, which he is not yet close to making.
“I’m taking an official visit to North Carolina on Dec. 6. I will also take official visits to Georgia Tech and Maryland, because these schools were the first to offer.”