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February 4, 1999

CORAL GABLES, Fla.—The University of Maimi Hurricanes receiveda National Letter of Intent from Jason Geathers to attend UM. Hebecomes the 23rd player to sign with the Hurricanes.

“Jason Geathers is a valuable addition to our recruiting class,”said coach Butch Davis.”It makes an outstanding recruiting classthat much more impressive and shows the continuation of this program tomaking South Florida a major commitment area.”

1999 Football Signees
Larry Anderson DL 6-4/250 Kissimmee, FL (Osceola)
Kendrick Barrett DL 6-4/245 Grapeland, TX (Grapeland)
Julian Battle ATH 6-2/205 Wellington, FL (Wellington)
Kevin Beard WR 6-2/175 Plantation, FL (Plantation)
Phillip Buchanon DB 5-11/175 Lehigh, FL (Lehigh)
Vernon Carey OL 6-5/330 Miami, FL (Northwestern)
Ken Dorsey QB 6-4.5/185 Orinda, CA (Miramonte)
Jason Geathers WR 6-3/215 Boca Raton, FL (Spanish River)
Talib Humphrey FB 6-2/225 Miami, FL (Southridge)
Andre Johnson WR 6-3/200 Miami, FL (Miami Senior)
Anthony Johnson ATH 6-4/180 Tulsa, OK (Washington)
Marquis Johnson DL 6-2/270 Miami, FL (Edison)
Antwain Joyce DB 6-2/200 Plant City, FL (Plant City)
Ivan Mercer TE 6-6/240 Oakmont, CA (Roseville HS/Costa Mesa JC)
Tory Mitchell DB 6-1/170 Big Springs, TX (Big Springs)
Bryant McKinnie OL 6-10/315 Woodbury, NJ (Woodbury HS/Lackawanna JC)
Jarrett Payton RB 6-2/205 Arlington, IL (St. Viator) 
Clinton Portis RB 5-11/180 Gainesville, FL (Gainesville)
Maurice Sikes DB 5-11/180 Miami, FL (Pace)
James Sikora OL/SN 6-5/260 Marathon, FL (Marathon)
Jerrmell Weaver LB 6-2/195 Miami, FL (Northwestern)
Jerrell Weaver LB 6-3/205 Miami, FL (Northwestern)
Courtney Young DL 6-5/290 Bartow, FL (Bartow)

Geographical Breakdown
Florida – 16 California – 2 Texas – 2 Illinois – 1 New Jersey – 1 Oklahoma- 1

Jason Geathers WR 6-3/215 Boca Raton, FL/Spanish River
Parade All-American…USA Today Honorable Mention All-American…No.5 overall by The Sporting News…No. 8 on SuperPrep National 50 and No. 3Florida…PrepStar Dream Team Top 100…also selected to the Super 30 All-SECRegion by PrepStar…No. 8 on Sun Sentinel national top 50…named to thePalm Beach Post All-Area first-team…Dallas Morning News national top100…Fort Worth Star-Telegram National 100…Florida’s #1 Tailback onFlorida Times-Union Super 75…No. 6 on Tampa Tribune national top 100…No.3 on Tampa Tribune Florida top 50…Tampa Tribune Blue Chip selection…selectedto the USA Today Super 25 preseason team…SuperPrep Preseason Elite 50pick…Gridiron Greats Preseason Top 100…an NRA Preseason Top 100 pick…MaxEmfinger National and Dixie Blue Chip…No. 1 pick in state by FloridaKids…a versatile player who saw action at tailback, quarterback, widereceiver, linebacker and returner…collected 1,151 yards on offense asa senior…gained over 5,000 yards and 15 touchdowns during his high schoolcareer…timed at a 4.43 in the 40 and can bench press 300 pounds…selectedthe Hurricanes over West Virginia, Florida State, Ohio State and Tennessee.