An under-the-radar recruit coming out of high school in Lafayette, La., Kevin George began turning heads as his freshman season at Georgia Military Academy progressed. Colorado took notice and brought him out on an official visit this weekend. On Saturday evening, hours after receiving an offer from the Buffs, George was ready to pull the trigger.
BuffStampede.com reached out to George after his announcement but he was in the middle of dinner with Colorado's staff and visitors.
"I can barely hear you but I am excited to be committed," he said over noise in the background.
A more in-depth interview with George will have to wait, but Kyle McCall caught up with his coach on Friday.
“Kevin’s biggest assets are his size and physical abilities," Georgia Military head coach Bert Williams said. "You do not find many 6-foot-3 corners out there with the skill to match up with FBS receivers, but Kevin has those skills. Also, the ball seems to find a way to Kevin’s hands when he is on the field – or maybe more appropriately, Kevin seems to find a way to put the ball into his hands and create turnovers when he is on the field.
“His biggest weakness currently is his fundamentals – being 6-foot-3 and athletic/quick doesn’t always translate into success against highly talented FBS level receivers. He has some learning/development to do in these areas, but his upside when he gets proficient in his fundamentals is in my opinion, extraordinary.”
George was initially classified as a Class of 2018 prospect, but because he was a full qualifier out of high school and Colorado extended the offer, he can join the Buffaloes this summer with four to play three.
Colorado is losing eight of its 11 starters off a defensive unit that ranked 20th in scoring defense, out of 128 FBS programs, in 2016. George is the fifth Junior College defensive player to pick the Buffs this cycle, with the other four already being on campus for the spring semester.