Los Angeles Defensive Tackle Bryson Blackmon-George Claims Colorado Offer

With no highlights on his Hudl page, Bryson Blackmon-George is more of an under-the-radar prospect. The 6-foot-2, 280-pound defensive tackle prospect has garnered a three-star rating on Scout.com, however, and he claims a Pac-12 offer...


Blackmon-George had to sit out five games during his junior season due to transfer rules, which prevented him from earning any awards. The Buffaloes liked what they saw from him in the other nine games last fall, though.

Blackmon-George helped the Hawks to a Coliseum League title and an appearance in the CIF Los Angeles Section Division II championship game.

"I have an offer from Colorado and they have been talking to me about my senior year with my grades and what I need to do academically," he said. "I like Colorado. I like [running backs] coach [Darian] Hagan. He is the guy that offered me. He is a cool coach and he is from my area so we relate to a lot of stuff.

"I hope to keep hearing from Colorado because I also like their new facilities. And they did really well last year, so I feel like Colorado is a good option. I like the school a lot."

USC and Washington have also been recruiting Blackmon-George.

"It is hard to say how interested they are, though," he said. "I don't talk to them as much as I have talked to Colorado. With recruiting, it is hard to say how it will go. That is not up to me, really. I just want to continue to dominate at my position so when the schools come look at me, they will be impressed."

Blackmon-George prides himself on his ability to use his hands as a defensive lineman. He feels it helps separate him from the average high school player.

"A lot of players now don't use their hands, they just use their natural strength," he said. "Even though I have natural strength, I can also use my hands."

Blackmon-George is toying with the idea of trying out for an international rugby squad this spring, while working to improve his leadership skills.

"It is my turn to take over the team so I feel like it is time to step up," he said.

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