Dodge City, Kan.--A talented junior college wide receiver already committed to the Tennessee Volunteers, Jeff George took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend to check out the Tigers and left impressed by what he saw from Coach Gus Malzahn’s program.
Still waiting on an offer from Auburn, George said there is plenty to like about the Tigers because of his relationship with Coach Dameyune Craig and what he saw at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
“The visit went real well,” George said. “I enjoyed all of it. Probably what stuck out the most was the game. The atmosphere was great. I like Coach Craig a lot.
“I liked it a lot down there,” he added. “We’ll just see how it goes. I’m taking a couple more visits and then we’ll see.”
Heading to Tennessee in two weeks and still looking at possibly taking another visit, the December graduate said right now Auburn is taking a wait and see approach with him based on how things go for him in Knoxville.
“He (Craig) just told me to contact him after I go to Tennessee,” George said. “(I think) they’ll take me if I want to come. They want to see how serious I am.”
With Auburn looking to likely add a junior college wide receiver in December with a need at that position heading into the spring George said for him that’s important because it would mean an opportunity to play early for the Tigers.
“That’s a big deal for me,” George said. “I want to go somewhere I can get on the field right away because I’ve only got two years left.”
As a wide receiver the play of the quarterbacks is always a concern as well and for George even though Auburn’s tandem didn’t play well against Georgia that’s something he believes is more of an anomaly.
“That means a lot, someone who can get me the ball,” George said. “I know they are both good, they are just having troubles right now.”