Garrison, Texas, coach Jimmy Thompson is looking forward to this coming season, and for good reason. He has one of the most dynamic players in Class 2A returning for his senior season and his team is poised to take yet another run at a state championship this fall.
The dynamic player of which we speak is Garrison’s star athlete Gerrin Blount, who is quickly emerging as an elite Division prospect.
His performance in 2003 can only be described as remarkable.
On the offensive side of the ball, Gerrin posted more than 1,200 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns along with 28 receptions and six scores. As the teams leading defender, Blount recorded 105 tackles and 13 interceptions, two of which were returned for scores.
And lets not forget his two touchdowns on special teams.
Is Blount as good as his numbers indicate?
“Gerrin is absolutely a difference maker on the field,” Thompson said.
As a first team all-state defensive back selection and the 2A defensive player of the year, Blount will certainly have lofty expectations in 2004. So what makes Blount so special?
“Experience and ability, Gerrin has exceptional ball skills and is a clutch player,” Thompson said.
Blount certainly has the experience, having already started in 44 games, including 16 as a freshman.
Garrison has played in three state championships, winning two. Indeed, if experience and success at the prep level are any indications, Blount is poised for Division I success.
So what school might land this exceptional athlete?
“Letters are arriving every week,” Thompson said.
With interest from no less than eight Division I schools including Nebraska, LSU, Alabama, Texas and K-State, Blount has plenty of options and is one to keep an eye on this upcoming season.