Troy receiver Kaylon Geiger (5-10/170) announced on Saturday that he would transfer to Texas Tech. Geiger is originally from Fort Worth, Paschal High School, attended Navarro Junior College before arriving at Troy. Geiger caught 77 passes in 2019, for 873 yards, averaging 11.3 yards a catch to go along with 5 touchdowns. In 2020, Geiger had 64 catches for 752 yards, 11.8 yards a catch, and 3 touchdowns. Geiger led the team in receiving both years at Troy.
Via AL.com’s Matt Zenitz, Geiger wanted to move back to Texas as his first child is due in August and his father is currently in jail and wants to be able to see more of his games on television:
Geiger’s first child is due in August. In addition, he wants to be closer to his dad, who’s currently in jail in Texas but is set to be paroled early next year. His father had never been able to watch him play until seeing a Troy game on TV last year and Geiger would like for his dad to be able to see more of his games moving forward into this coming season. Being at a school in Texas would increase that likelihood.
“This isn’t something I did just to get to the biggest school,” Geiger said.
“Being closer to my family is big,” Geiger said. “And for me to go back to Texas and my dad actually being able to watch me play more, that’s a big thing for me too. But I also want to develop as a player. I want to the best I can be and have the best opportunity to live out my dream.”
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Geiger appears to be a really nifty inside receiver. Excellent lateral quickness and has really nice speed deep as well. He appears to have good hands (would love a catch rate, but don’t have one) and he’ll definitely add to the receiver room. The other thing that I’m thinking is that last year, had this happened, I would have thought there’s just no room for an inside receiver because the offense was predicated on a tight end and an inside receiver each play. This year though, I think we’ll see more 10 personnel and two receivers because the inside receiver room is pretty well stacked with Myles Price, McLane Mannis, Dalton Rigdon and Sterling Galban. That’s a pretty deep room and now Geiger will make that room that much deeper. If Texas Tech plays two inside receivers a bit more, then I think this makes this position group that much more dangerous.