Junior to Watch: Eugene Germany
School: Pomona, Calif.
Position: Linebacker/Tight End
Size and Speed: Germany stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 250 pounds. He has been timed in the 40 in a very speedy for a young man his size 4.65.
Honors: Germany was selected first-team all-CIF, all-area, all-county, all-league and was an all-state selection as a sophomore.
Statistics: Germany racked up 166 tackles and nine sacks as a junior. 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.
Favorite Colleges: UCLA, USC, ASU, Oklahoma, Colorado, Michigan and Miami and the like are recruiting Germany. When everything is said and done Germany will be one the Golden State’s most sought after prospects.
Skinny: Germany has unlimited potential with his size he could end up as a defensive tackle on the next level and with his speed, he would be a rare talent indeed. Just imagine what a defensive tackle that can run like Germany would bring to a defense.
A move to the three tech spot makes a lot of sense. Many successful teams recruit speed and athletic guys who can to play several positions on the next level. That is why players like Germany have such a high ceiling.
The versatility that Germany brings to the table makes him an even more valuable commodity.
Germany is so athletic that he could also play tight end on the next level.
“Eugene is a man among boys,” Pomona defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator John Brown said. “He has tremendous upsides.”
“Eugene is the real deal,” Brown said. “I believe that Eugene has to be among the top three prospects at any position in the state of California.”
“Everyone in the nation will recruit Eugene,” Brown said. “He passes the look and the athletic test.”
Another thing to like about Germany is that he plays for a school that has produced five Pac10 players over the past three years.
Germany is very open regarding college choice at this time and will let the recruiting process play out some.
Coach John Brown seems to think that Germany may have family down south so he wouldn’t be surprised if southern teams get long looks from Germany.
What makes this scenario even more interesting is the fact that Washington State has always done a nice job recruiting Pomona High as there are three current Cougars who played at Pomona.
The Alabama Crimson Tide with their WSU ties could be a player in the recruitment of Germany.