East No. 3 WR Daniel George has ACC, Big Ten and Big 12 in sights

CLIFTON, Va. -- Four-star receiver Daniel George is speaking to several schools the most, and he shared his thoughts.

 A big question surrounding Scout 300 receiver Daniel George is when he plans to commit, and there is an assumption by many it will be to Penn State.

However, while the 6-foot-1 1/2, 200-pound receiver from Oxon Hill (Md.) High likes the Nittany Lions a lot, naming them a leader or suggesting it is a foregone conclusion he will land there is not accurate.

"I don't have any favorites but there are a couple of schools I'm taking a closer look at," George said. "Those would be Penn StateVirginia TechWest VirginiaMaryland and North Carolina."


George said he will decide "late July or after the season is up." However, there is a reason Penn State is linked to George.

He visited campus and has a strong connection with the coaching staff, likes the offense and how he would be used. George has a similar size and skill set to former Penn State receiver Chris Godwin, and the staff is focusing on that.

"I just recently heard about him this season, and I saw him when he played against USC (in the Rose Bowl)," George said. "He had a good game, and I could really see how they used him."

George has a strong relationship with receivers coach Josh Gattis.

"Coach Gattis and I really hit it off when we first started communicating, and our bond has just gotten better and better over time," he said. "I've had a couple of talks with coach (James) Franklin, so I know if I go there, I'm set. There is nothing I really have to worry about. When I took my visit, it really felt like home. It felt good."

Locally, Maryland continues to push for George, and at Sunday's The Opening Regional at Centreville High, he was surrounded by high-level Maryland commits and targets, many of whom are pushing him staying home.

"That movement is real," George said. "We all grew up together, knowing about each other, talking and stuff, so being able to go to school with your brothers is a big thing."

George's best relationships are with assistant coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim and receivers coach Chris Beatty.

"Growing up around Maryland and knowing what I can do, knowing what they can do, how they work things, it's a great spot," George said.

West Virginia is quietly on George's radar, but he has big interest in the Big 12 school.

"When I took a visit, I really liked it," he said. "It was the setting and the campus. Everything was perfect. I know I would get the playing time and I could do what I need to do down there."

The coaching staff, and the attention given to George, stood out in a big way.

"It was different from my other visits," he said. "I was with (receivers) coach (Tyron) Carrier and (assistant) coach (Tony) Dews the whole time and they really got to have a heart-to-heart talk with me about what would happen if I came there."

George is yet to visit North Carolina, but he likes what he is hearing about the program.

"I know Myles Wolfolk from Wise High went there and (assistant) coach (Gunter) Brewer and I had a few talks and we communicate often," George said. "I look at their depth chart, roster, watch games and stuff like that."

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