Topeka native Will Geary has quickly made a name for himself at Kansas State.
Since arriving last year as a walk-on defensive tackle, he has climbed the ladder from the scout team to the two-deep and to the starting lineup. Coming off a freshman season in which he led all K-State defensive tackles with 30 stops, including 2.5 for loss, he was awarded a scholarship and is now expected to anchor the interior of the Wildcats’ defensive line with Travis Britz.
He is even starting to impress some on the national level. On Tuesday, he received another honor, this time from respected college football writer Bruce Feldman at Fox Sports. Feldman ranked Geary No. 24 on his annual list of the nation’s top 25 “athletic freaks.”
Here is what Feldman had to say about Geary:
“Another decorated high school wrestler, Geary won two consecutive state wrestling titles in the 285-pound class, and also was the 2013 national champion for the National High School Coaches Association. This guy arrived at K-State as a walk-on and immediately created a buzz inside the program on the scout team, where he more than held his own every day against the Wildcats' All-American center, B.J. Finney. Word is, no one — including Finney — could handle the 6 foot, 297-pound Geary. As a redshirt freshman in 2014, he won a starting job and led all Wildcat DTs with 30 tackles. The 20-year-old Geary already cleans 392 pounds to go with a 425 bench and can squat 640 (going to parallel.)”