Neuqua Valley’s Geers headed to Purdue

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Taking an official visit to Purdue’s campus in West Lafayette, Ind., this past weekend, Neuqua Valley senior Andrew Geers came away with a “wow factor.”

Not wasting any time, Geers made his pledge to Purdue official on Monday night via Twitter with a simple message: “Officially committed to Purdue University!! #Boilerup”

Coming back with a favorable impression of both the coaching staff and the facilities, he just felt the time was right to commit to the Boliermakers.

“Felt very comfortable at Purdue. I could see myself excelling at Purdue,” said Geers, who finished second to Hinsdale Central’s Brian Allen last month in the final of Class 3A’s 285-pound weight class.

Receiving a partial scholarship from Purdue, he expects to redshirt as a freshman as three of the five guys Purdue saw qualify for the NCAA Wrestling Championships this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa will return next year.

As a team, Purdue finished 17-6 overall and 5-3 in the Big Ten.

Geers, who will major in aviation, chose the Boilermakers over offers from American University, Ohio University, Central Michigan and Nebraska and his visit to Purdue this past weekend was his only visit to any of the five schools he was looking at.

“Great feeling to finally be committed somewhere and know where I’m going next year,” he said.

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