Providence—During his high school days, Geoff McDermott was known as rifle-toting Geoff McDermott.
Then a quick-strike 6-foot-6 quarterback, McDermott helped lead perennial power New Rochelle to back-to-back state championships.
He was a dual-threat who fired bullet passes to a talented receiving corps that was supplemented by standout Running back Ray Rice, who resurrected an ailing program at Rutgers University.
McDermott, the 2005 Westchester Mr. Basketball winner, was actively pursued to play QB and tight end and basketball at a number of Division-I schools, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Rutgers, and Syracuse, to name a few.
After committing to Providence, who’s won about as many football games as NBE has this season (and no, we don’t actually have a reeling company team), he kissed all gridiron dreams goodbye.