2025 WR: Kashez Gedeon (WV)
Martinsburg High School in West Virginia has become home to a football prodigy, Kashez Gedeon. This 6'1", 192-pound wide receiver has been turning heads with his exceptional skills and dedication to the sport. Despite being uncommitted for college, Gedeon's journey in high school football has been nothing short of impressive.
Reflecting on his journey, Gedeon shared, "It has been a long fun journey. When I was younger, all I wanted to do is make it to the next level and make my mom proud and my pops. I feel like right now, football means more to me than anything." His passion and determination have been evident throughout his high school career.
Gedeon has achieved several memorable moments and accomplishments on the field, with his freshman year standing out. "Winning a state championship my freshman year was the most exciting thing to ever happen to me in high school yet. I was young but worked hard and started both sides of the ball. When I caught my first touchdown, it was the most exciting thing."
Known for his fast and physical playing style, Gedeon brings strength and versatility to the field. He confidently states, "I can play anywhere the coach wants me to and succeed at it. My work ethic is amazing, and anytime I can get some work in, I take it." His adaptability and determination make him a valuable asset to any team.
Although Gedeon's recruitment process hasn't been extensive, he remains optimistic. "I haven't had a great recruitment, but I have a lot of camps to go to, so I'm going to show them what I can do. The school that shows the most love and cares about making me a better man will be where I decide to go."
Managing the balance between academics and athletics has been a priority for Gedeon. He acknowledges his mother's influence, saying, "I had a great mom who was always there for me. It was always no sports without grades, so I made sure my grades were great while still being on the field."
When discussing the significant figures in his development, Gedeon highlights the support he received from Coach Mikey, his Elite teammates, his trainer Gordon, and his mother. He also mentions the individuals who helped him train, including Bernard, Nukk, and Keyon Mills, a rising star from Spring Mills.
Overcoming challenges has been a testament to Gedeon's perseverance. "I feel like I overcame playing varsity football at a young age and living up to expectations." With each obstacle, he has grown stronger and more determined.
Looking ahead to his junior high school football season, Gedeon has set ambitious goals. "I'm going to work out every day and make sure I can be the best player I can be at all times. I want to be the best player ever in West Virginia. My pops always wanted me to make it pro, so that's what I'm going to do for him."
Beyond football, Gedeon has aspirations for life after the game. If football doesn't work out, he plans to pursue his education in athletic medicine. "I've always believed that I would have my own football team, and I will be a coach for it." Gedeon's determination and passion extend beyond the field, setting the stage for a promising future.
Kashez Gedeon's journey in high school football has been marked by dedication, resilience, and an unwavering love for the game. As he continues to impress with his skills and commitment, it is clear that this young athlete has a bright future ahead.