Daniel George

No. 26 WR Daniel George discusses Big Ten, ACC visits, decision timetable

Oxon Hill (Md.) High receiver Daniel George talks about an upcoming trip, and when he will decide.

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Daniel George is yet to trim his extensive offer list, but there are a handful of schools he speaks with the most, several he is planning to visit in the next month or so and two others he recently visited.

The Oxon Hill (Md.) receiver is also charting when he wants to make decisions in recruiting.

"There are a couple of schools I talk to the most," the 6-foot-1, 1/2, 200-pound George said." Virginia TechPenn StateSyracusePittsburgh, North Carolina, Maryland, I talk a lot to those schools."


George, the No. 26 receiver in the 2018 class, added his recruitment intensified in the last two weeks, and since signing day for the 2017 class it is very different.

"I can definitely see the change with the way coaches approach things and the amount of coaches I've been talking to," he said. "It seems like the momentum has really shifted from 2017 to 2018."

Maryland and Virginia Tech received recent visits from George, who will be at Penn State on Sunday. He is making the journey with his parents, and he is anxious to be on the campus for the first time since his freshman year.

"Penn State is a place I can see myself going to," George said. "I want to check it out and see it up close and personal as much as I can."

The visit will allow him to meet with receivers coach Josh Gattis, and also connect with his recruiter, assistant coach Charles Huff.

"Coach Huff is a cool dude.," George said  "When he gets into the coaching period, he really takes it seriously and it is no-joke time."

During the fall, George watched several Penn State games. He is excited about the play of the offense, and its ability to make plays down the field in the passing game.

"They are really a high-powered offense," he said. "They take shots, make big plays, and that is the type of receiver I want to be and strive to be, the type of receiver who can go down field, go get the ball, be physical and stuff like that. It's the kind of offense I can really play in."

Maryland is recruiting George with fervor, and trying to turn the momentum from a homegrown 2017 class into the same type of success in 2018.

Oxon Hill High is less than 20 miles from Maryland's campus, and that is a huge selling point for the Terps.

"They say it would be really good putting on for your home state, and life after football," George said. "Being from Maryland, everyone in Maryland would there for me, and people would be cheering for me from my hometown. Life after football would still be great."

Terps receivers coach Chris Beatty and assistant coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim are building relationships with George.

"I would say I have the best bond with coach Aazaar," George said. "He went to high school with my head coach now. That's probably the best bond I have right now.

"Coach Aazaar is a really cool dude. Being he is from the DMV, and that is where he works now, I can just relate to him and we get along well. Coach Beatty seems like a really good coach."

George's biggest connection with Virginia Tech is through Hokies receiver Cam Phillips. The two played in the same Little League program.

"I went to Virginia Tech last weekend," George said. "I was there for a track meet Sunday, so I rode around the campus a little bit, watched some film, toured the facilities."

Another school George is scheduling to visit is North Carolina, but he said he does not have a lot of knowledge about the program.

"I know (receivers) coach (Gunter) Brewer," George said. "I haven't spoken to coach (Larry) Fedora much. North Carolina is a really good school so I want to definitely go down there and check it out and see if I like it."

With dozens of offers and schools pushing for visits, George is now feeling the gravity of recruiting, but he remains focused on his long-range plan.

"I want to commit before the season, but my support system -- I talked to my father, my mother, my coaches -- told me to take it slow and not to rush anything," he said. "I don't plan on waiting until signing day, but I will definitely take my time. During the summer, I will probably release a top 10."

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