Gorman: Quarterback Gethers proud of work on defense
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The statistic Bishop Gethers is most proud of is his interceptions. That might sound odd coming from a quarterback, except that the Allderdice senior also starts at outside linebacker.
“My best trait is my coverage,” said Gethers, who had two picks in the first two games of the season. “It's about reading the receivers, disguising it so you can bait the quarterback to throw it where you want so you can jump the route.
“(Playing quarterback) helps a lot because if I watch their quarterback, I can tell the routes they're going to run. If he takes a three-step drop, it's a quick route. If it's a five-step with a hitch, they're trying to go deep.”
Gethers is as solid in the classroom (3.2 grade-point average) as he is on the football field, where he's a three-year starter who is the Dragons' leader on both sides of the ball.
“He's a good leader,” Allderdice coach Jerry Haslett said. “The kids listen. He controls the huddle. He's our quarterback on defense, too.”
Although Haslett says Gethers — who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds — has a strong arm and could play quarterback with some grooming, most schools are recruiting him to play outside linebacker because of his ability to play pass rush and coverage.
“He actually does both really well,” Haslett said. “He's better at playing the pass than the rush. When the rush comes right at him, he has problems with that.”
Gethers is drawing Division I interest on defense from schools such as Pitt, Eastern Michigan, Temple, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, as well as Lafayette. He is waiting for his first offer.
“I'm looking for a school that will suit me and is not too far away from home,” Gethers said. “I don't really have a favorite.”
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