Tampa Native Geronimo Allison Preparing For NFL

At 6-foot-3, 196 pounds, Illinois wide receiver Geronimo Allison has proven to have tremendous ball skills. Allison is not shy about highlighting his catching radius as a strength of his game (and rightfully so), but that isn’t the only positive attribute he brings to the table. Allison has very good body control along the boundary and he also excels at getting off of bump press.

Allison does a good job of getting in and out of his breaks but he still continues to work to perfect the aforementioned area in an effort to quickly gain separation at the next level. He studies players such as Julio Jones and A.J. Green so that he might someday be as explosive as they are getting in and out of their breaks.

Allison’s chance to play football on the biggest stage is upon him but he realizes that his success could go a long way towards shining the light on the community he comes from. Allison hails from Tampa, Florida and would love the opportunity to give back to the community he was raised in. Allison understands  that his football journey is not just about himself, but giving those that come after him a chance at success.

In the interview below, Allison speaks about what led him him to the University Illinois, getting the call up to the Senior Bowl, defeating bump press and more.

Brandon Howard joined the Sports Talk Florida team to cover the Miami Dolphins in April 2017 and will work diligently to provide daily Dolphins content and give accurate analysis of the roster, coaching and front office. Last season, Howard was the curator of content for Miami Dolphins Wire/ USA Today while aggregating high school sports results in Broward and Palm Beach counties for the Sun Sentinel. Prior to moving to South Florida Howard developed NFL content for Pro Player Insiders while covering the Cleveland Browns from 2014-2015. Howard, a Columbus, Ohio native graduated from West Virginia in 2004 in Athletic Coaching and Education. He also was a scholarship track and field athlete and walk-on football player. Howard was the 2003 Big East Long and IC4A long jump Champion and was a provisional national qualifier in the event. He also maintained his status as a member of the Athletic Director Academic Honor Roll during his time as a Mountaineer.