Cyclones Offer Florida Linebacker

Iowa State made a huge splash in the recruitment of Clearwater (FL) High School's Jeremiah George when they offered him a scholarship this week.

"I'm just so excited that they offered me a scholarship," said George. "They have now rushed right into my top four which is Iowa State, Kansas, Troy, and Marshall."

The 6-foot, 205-pound outside linebacker also has offers from Colorado State, Tulane, Buffalo, SMU, Middle Tennessee, and Western Kentucky.

Jeremiah says that he has really been impressed with how Iowa State has chosen to recruit him. "Coach (Shane) Burnham visited me this spring and watched one of my scrimmages and told me that he was pumped with what he saw in me," said George.

"Then I got some basic letters from them and then I started getting a lot of hand written letters from different members of the Iowa State staff and they really meant a lot. The one that caught my attention actually came from their offensive coordinator Coach Herman. He wrote that he was really impressed with my tape that the defensive coaches had given him and that he thought that I would be able to play early at Iowa State."

Jeremiah has also heard good things about Iowa State from two other sources. "Leonard Johnson is from my county and so I've gotten to know him a little bit," he said. "He came down for one of my friends prom and he told me that he really liked the coaching staff at Iowa State. I also heard good things from Chad Harris who coaches wide receivers at my school. His brother is Jason Harris who played at Iowa State and he told me that I would really like it there."

Jeremiah says some schools have looked at him as a safety but he says that Iowa State is only focusing on him as a linebacker. "They want me to play strong-side linebacker and they said they really like my energy," said George. "They like that I can make plays sideline-to-sideline. Some kids are a little bigger but I've got a bigger heart. All I want to do is make tackles and be a ballhawk."

Jason is not sure when he will make a final decison but seems to already know what he wants out of his college experience. "I just want to enjoy where I'm at and to get a meaningful degree because football doesn't last forever," he said.

"I hope to play early but I also love special teams so if they need to do that early on I'm fine with that. I'll likely be taking visits to Kansas and Iowa State in December and then I should make a decision soon after that."

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