Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey wide out David Gettis has been known for most of the past year as a track guy playing football. As a result, the recruiting attention was a little slow to come but after a strong second half to his high school season and an even better week of practice during the Army All-American game, things are picking up for the talented Baylor recruit.
Gettis, 6-4, 195 pounds is the state two time defending champion in the 400m and has world class ability in track. On the football field, we watched Gettis quite a bit at summer passing league events as well as USC's skills camp and he really struggled catching the ball and in his overall ability to run clean routes. We also attended Dorsey's first game of the season this past year and again, Gettis failed to impress and was a non-factor.
Then about half way though the year, the light bulb seemed to turn on and Gettis looked like a different player. He was using his size on offense and at cornerback and was making plays on both sides of the ball. He finished the year with 30 catches for 599 yards and nine touchdowns and then impressed everyone who saw him all week during the week of the US Army All-American game.
As expected, Gettis committed to Baylor during the game choosing the Bears over Arizona to play both football and track. A week after following the game, USC head coach Pete Carroll visited Dorsey and rumors started to swirl that the Trojans were jumping in to the mix for Gettis. The wide out made no secret as far back as his sophomore year that USC was his dream school which only added to the speculation.
"I'm 100% going to Baylor, that's where God wants me," Gettis told us earlier tonight. "My heart is totally with Baylor and it's not even worth speculating where I'm going because I'm going to Baylor."
Gettis did acknowledge being at least a little intrigued when the Trojans showed interest.
"Yeah, I mean they have a great program, no doubt about that," Gettis said. "Coach Carroll came by the school but I think it was more of a favor to their track coach, Ron Allice who has been recruiting me for a long time. They recruited me hard for track from day one but no much in football.
"They talked to me about coming in for track and then playing football but like I said, I'm very happy with my decision to attend Baylor so it's really now worth even talking about any other schools. I don't even want to get anything started, I'm going to Baylor. USC is going to get some great receivers and continue to be a great program and I'm going to go down to Baylor and do my thing and I think everyone will be happy in the end."