Heel Tough Blog: Tar Heels Land Seventh Commitment in Six Days in 3✮ IOL
The Tar Heels are in the midst of one of the most successful weeks on the recruiting trail in team history and they added to that success once again on Saturday with the second commitment of the week along the offensive line.
Earlier this evening, 2023 3✮ IOL D.J. Geth announced his commitment to the Tar Heels over South Carolina, Louisville and others. The Gamecocks were the team that had become the favorite for him over the past couple of months with some thinking that he and fellow 2023 interior offensive line prospect Markee Anderson, high school teammates, might team up there.
Instead, Geth will head to the school where his dad played basketball to make a legacy of his own.
Geth, the No. 64 interior offensive lineman, is preparing for his senior season at Dorman High School in Roebuck, SC. He is coming off of a junior season where he earned both all-region and all-state honors despite being a part of a Dorman team that went just 4-6 and struggled offensively. Prior to that, he was a part of an offensive line that paved the way for a Cavaliers offense that ran for 252.2 yards per game back in 2020.
Geth is a guy who certainly looks the part on tape. He is a tremendous run blocker who can be seen simply blowing defensive linemen off the ball with ease and he does a great job of climbing to the second and third levels and clearing running lanes down the field for his backs. He plays with that mean streak that you need as an interior offensive lineman and has a high motor as well that extends beyond the initial block. His hand placement is very encouraging and is part of why he is able to lock on and hold his blocks on film. He doesn’t move quite as fluidly as someone who could play tackle at the next level, but he does show some nice things in pull blocking situations and moves better than you might expect at 6’4, 300 lbs.. He has some work to do as a pass blocker, in large part because of the system that he plays in at the high school level. Because of that, as well as the natural learning curve that comes with the transition from the high school level for players in the trenches, it will likely take some time for him to factor in. However, there is some nice upside here and he possesses some attributes that this team needs on the interior of their offensive line.
With the commitment, the Tar Heels have now landed seven commitments in the past six days in the 2023 class, more than the team had committed to the class in total before that. The team has also seen a significant jump in the class rankings because of this week, going from outside of the top 50 all the way up to No. 21 overall in the 247Sports Composite team rankings and 4th in the ACC rankings. This is expected to be the last commitment for a little bit in the class with a portion of the attention pointed at 2023 4✮ DL Jamaal Jarrett’s commitment which is scheduled for July 19th.