Four star strongside defensive end/tight end Eugene Germany (6-4, 250, 4.6) from Pomona, Cailf., has as much upside as any player in the Golden State for the class of ‘04. He could end up playing a variety of positions on the D-I level.
Germany could grow into a defensive tackle and that thought alone has college scouts jumping through hoops trying to recruit Germany.
UCLA, USC, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, Colorado, Colorado State, LSU, Tennessee and Michigan is just a small sampling of the major programs that have offered.
“I don’t have a top five yet,” Germany said. “I’m keeping my option very open.”
‘If there was a leader it would be USC,” Germany said. “But that’s because I always wanted to play for USC.”
“Truthfully I am open to every school that is recruiting me,” Germany said. “I will be looking at the school’s depth chart because I would like early playing time.”
“Academically I want to go to a school that has good academic support for their athletes,” Germany said. “I will also look into each school’s environment and how I will fit in.”
“I will sit down with my parents and coaches sometime in November to decide what schools that I will visit,” Germany said.
Germany has been working hard getting ready for his senior and is now benching 285, squats 500 and cleans 250. He has also recorded a 30-inch vertical jump.
Germany was selected first-team all-CIF, all-area, all-county, and all-league as a junior. He was an all-state selection as a sophomore.
On defense, Germany racked up 166 tackles and nine sacks in 2002. He was also very good on offense as a tight end catching 14 passes for 321 yards and scored four touchdowns. He averaged 22.9 yards per catch.