Jeremiah George got some big news on Wednesday. George, a linebacker prospect from Clearwater (Fla.) High School, received his first scholarship offer from the Green Wave.
"I was very surprised," George said. "I imagined my first offer coming from Tulane's conference rival UCF but everything happens for a reason and the Green Wave were the first.
"I've been waiting for a D-1 scholarship for quite some time and I've worked really hard for this. So this offer is very special to me and I feel really blessed that my God given talent hasn't gone unnoticed."
So where does Tulane stand with George?
"To be honest with you I don't know a whole lot about there program but I'm very interested to learn more about their football program and their school as a whole.
"I would have to say I have moderate interest in Tulane. I'll admit I'm somewhat bias to this program because they are the first to offer me. But I want to continue to enjoy the recruiting process since this is a once in a life time opportunity. I want to visit soon. New Orleans is a wonderful city and I've never been there so that would be a nice visit for me and my family."
Yesterday George took in a South Florida practice. He will visit UCF on Saturday to watch their practice.
George, 5-11 and 200 pounds, is an undersized linebacker prospect from the Tampa Bay area. He's fast, strong and very physical and plays well in coverage. Last season as a junior George recorded 94 tackles and one interception. He was the camp MVP of the recent National Underclassmen Combine in Bradenton, Fla. last weekend.