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Offer No. 1 is in for VA corner

Offer No. 1 is in for one Chesapeake cornerback. The 5-foot-10, 165-pounder pulled the scholarship in the past couple weeks from the Big East.
"I got my first offer from Syracuse earlier this month," Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith cornerback Jaston George said. "Ever since then, my recruiting has picked up. I've received information from NC State, Connecticut and Virginia.
"I've heard Connecticut is thinking about offering and NC State has picked up a lot."
The Syracuse offer was a complete shock to George.
"The offer came out of nowhere," he said. "I've been communicating with them since then. I've talked to the wide receivers coach and my recruiter. I plan on going up there on April 12th for an unofficial. I'm really liking the school and coaching staff. I want to take a visit. I'm feeling a good vibe from the coaches."
While George is intrigued by the offer from the Orange, he is looking hard at other schools taking an interest.
"I hear a lot of stuff from Perry Jones and Tim Smith at Virginia. I went to camp there last summer and I attended their practice at Old Dominion on Saturday. I liked what I saw," he said. "Connecticut has been keeping in contact and they've checked out my game film.
"I've been talking with Coach Keith Willis at NC State. He told me he was interested in me and needed to get some film to evaluate further. I believe they've got good coaches. They want to see me come down for camp in June."
George confirmed his intentions to head to Raleigh for camp as well as the Nike Camp at Virginia Tech on May 8th.
Does the cornerback like anyone at this time?
"I've always liked Virginia Tech because of their defense. I haven't heard anything from them though," he said. "Syracuse is a school I've thought about. That was a big surprise when they offered. NC State is a school I've wanted to go to as well."
With recruiting picking up, George is looking for a few things in his future destination.
"What I'm looking for in a college is to feel at home and be secure," he said. "I want to be there my whole four years and not do anything else. I want to be in that school and have something I can major in. I'm thinking maybe business or sports management. I want good coaches that can keep me focused and make me the best athlete I can be."
George earned all-district honors as a junior helping Oscar Smith to the state semifinals.
"We lost to Thomas Dale in overtime," he said. "That hurt, but it motivated us to play harder.
"I think I did pretty well. I think I stepped up as a leader towards the end of the season and made some big-time runs on the offensive side of the ball."