Jeremiah George is an outstanding linebacker prospect from Clearwater (Fla.) High School. Georgia, 5-11 and 200 pounds, was named the camp National Underclassmen Camp MVP in Bradenton, Fla. over the weekend.
"My goal was to win the linebacker award," George said. "But things really got going for me, I tested and ran well and I went for the bigger goal. I also won the leadership award."
George is an aggressive and hard hitting undersized outside linebacker. Last season he recorded 94 tackles.
"I am very versatile. I am good in coverage and can cover tight ends and running backs out of back field. I am hard hitting and will stop someone in hole. I may not have ideal size but what I lack in size I make up for it with a big heart out there."
One of George's heroes is another undersized linebacker that played at Florida State, Buster Davis. He's bigger but carries the same attitude.
"He was all about intimidation, aggression and emotion and those are three traits that I play with. I grew up really liking him. I even wear number seven. He was 5-9 and I am 5-11. Buster was undersized but you would never know it. When he hit you everyone would hear it."
Florida State is one of many teams showing interest in George.
"I went to their junior day and I like their tradition, especially at linebacker. I know coach (Lawrence) Dawsey recently saw my tape and they like me more as a strong safety."
Another state team showing a lot of interest in George is Central Florida. He will go back up there for a second visit soon.
"I am going to UCF to watch them scrimmage and I hope to sit down and talk with them. They are recruiting me hard and heavy. The campus is really nice and felt very welcomed when I went to their junior day. The coaching staff is very intense and will do what it takes to win."
George says that Florida, Louisville and Iowa State are also recruiting him. He hopes to camp this summer at Florida, Louisville and Florida State.
Remember the name of Jeremiah George, as he could become one of the hottest prospects in the Tampa Bay area very soon.