Deerfield’s Cole Geer commits to Virginia

Deerfield Academy quarterback Cole Geer announced last night that he is committing to the University of Virginia. Geer made the announcement on his social media pages.

Geer held offers from UConn, Boston College, UMass and Virginia Tech but he ultimately chose Virginia because of his relationship with Cavaliers coach Tony Elliott and quarterbacks coach Taylor Lamb. I spoke with Geer this morning and asked why he ultimately chose to commit to Virginia.

“I chose UVA because I believe in what Coach Elliott and the whole coaching staff is doing. They are winners and are going to turn that program around and I want to be a part of it.”

Geer has done plenty of winning during his time at Deerfield Academy playing for Brian Barbato. The 6-1 190 pound quarterback from Connecticut has been a three year starter and still has another year left.

Geer will be following fellow Connecticut native and teammate Triston Ward who is also committed to Virginia in the Class of 2024. Geer told Wahoo 24/7 that Ward has been recruiting him to Virginia since committing earlier this year.

“He’s been on me a lot and I’d like to keep the connection going,” Geer said. “I feel like that’s the right spot for me. We grew up in the same town, five minutes away, and I’ve known him since I was little. Actually going to Deerfield together was awesome. Just keeping that connection; he scored 16 touchdowns when he was a junior and I was a sophomore.”

Geer’s film tells the story. He is athletic in and out of the pocket and he has plus arm strength. He is accurate in all three levels of the passing game and he can make plays out of the pocket. He is the complete package in many ways and he will only get better.