The tight end group has impressed so far in the camp circuit, with multiple 2018 tight end prospects standing out and picking up offers. One of the guys who stood out at the Under Armour Camp was George Takacs. The Gulf Coast (FL) tight end holds offers from schools across the country including Georgia, Florida, Oregon, LSU, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, UCLA, and many more. At 6-foot-6 240-pounds, Takacs has great size and showed reliable hand during the event on Sunday.
“Georgia, Florida, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin are recruiting me the hardest right now.” Takacs said. “I know head coach Kirby Smart at Georgia came from the Saban tree and he’s growing that defense and that team. I’m excited to see what they can do. They have had some great recruiting classes recently and have a lot of young talent coming in there.”
The Florida Gators have made quite an impression as well, and have been Takacs for a while now.
“They (Florida) was one of my first big offers.” Takacs said. “They’re close to home which I like a lot. I love what coach McElwain is doing there and I think he’s building a great program there. They are certainly making me a priority. They have a plan for me but I can fill a different role for them with my size and skill set.”
Notre Dame’s history of producing tight ends has put the Irish in a great spot early for the Naples native.
“I visited Notre Dame a few days ago.” Takacs said. I love it up there and they have a great history of producing tight ends. It’s ‘Tight End U’ in a lot of way and that’s exciting.”
Wisconsin is another team that Takacs could see him fitting well at.
“I love the offense at Wisconsin and I love the coaching staff. I think I can fit in that offense really well.”
Ohio State and Michigan are showing strong interest at the moment, but have not offered. Takacs visited Notre Dame on Saturday and Georgia on Monday. He grew up in Indiana and still has family ties to the area. Look for the four-star to take more visits throughout the off-season.