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Kaylon Geiger brings speed and big-time play-making abilities to Tech

Matt Wells and his staff got a bolster to their wide receivers room and gained a commitment from Troy University transfer Kaylon Geiger.

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Geiger will be entering his final year of college ball. He comes in at 5’10, 170 pounds, but don’t let the height fool you because he can make plays. This past year at Troy, he had 64 catches for 752 yards and three scores in 2020. In two seasons he hauled in 141 passes for 1,652 yards and eight touchdowns. Geiger will also have his presence felt in the return game where he averaged 23.7 yards a return.

The biggest thing that stood out to me about the way he plays is his speed and agility. He is a matchup problem in the slot, and his route running is very good, which with his speed really plays to his advantage. Once he gets the ball in his hands he can certainly make plays and make people miss.

Geiger was one of the most decorated receivers in school history, only one other player in Troy’s history had more 100-yard games than Geiger (9). He also had a overall catch rate of 94% and a deep ball catch rate of 100%, so that is great news for new OC Sonny Cumbie for how he plans to use him in his offense.

Geiger was the 2019 Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year, and 2019 All-Sun Belt First Team. He finished second in the league in receptions, yards (during regular season) and yards per game.

Geiger will be coming to a team that already has a solid group of inside receivers with McClane Mannix, Myles Price, and Dalton Rigdon. With his speed I could see him being what Jaylen Waddle was to Alabama, a special teams returner, and a speed guy to use at the slot or on the outside, while also finding ways to get the ball in his hands any type of way like jet sweeps or handoffs. He will be fun to watch this year.

Tech fans always love a speedy wide receiver whenever one comes along, and they should be excited for this guy and his skillset that he can contribute to this team. He is the 8th scholarship transfer the Red Raiders have gained this offseason. This Red Raider offense is looking scary and should be one to watch come fall, and this receiving corps should be kept an eye on as they could become the best group in the Big 12.

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