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2017 Kent State Football Recruiting: 3-star S Geno Stone commits to the Golden Flashes

Kent State lands a commitment from a highly touted safety.

Kent State v Toledo Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images

Kent State’s defense continues to get stronger as time goes on. Most recently, they added a commitment from safety Geno Stone. Stone reports 22 offers, both on the FBS and FCS level.

His reported FBS offers include: Army, Buffalo, Ball State, Miami, and Navy. A good portion of his FCS offers come from Ivy League schools such as Columbia, Harvard, Cornell, and Yale.

The 5-foot-11 190 pound recruit played both quarterback and safety for New Castle high school in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He led New Castle to a championship appearance in the WPIAL 4A Championship game.

Stone will line up at safety for the Golden Flashes which gives them even more depth at the position in the short term. In the long term, Stone is a game changer who will help bolster Kent State’s stellar defense.

He is a hard hitting safety who excels in wrapping up the opposing team’s offensive players. He also possesses strong hands that help him to stop big plays in their tracks. His playing style reminds us a lot of 2015 signee S Juantez McRae. McRae has carved out a role in Kent State’s secondary and should take a significant leap next year. Stone and McRae playing side by side could be a scary sight for opposing MAC quarterbacks.

Check out Stone’s senior highlights below (Pro tip: there’s a one-handed interception at around the 0:53 mark that you won’t want to miss):