While the saying goes the rich only get richer, sometimes programs just plain out get too rich. That was the case with the USC Trojans last fall in signing defensive end Eugene Germany, who ended up not enrolling in classes this fall.
"USC has told him that he still has a scholarship, and can enroll there next fall," said Ponoma Senior head coach John Brown. "They asked him to take some classes this fall, like a greyshirt situation, and he just wasn't interested in doing that. He is fully qualified, still has five years to play four, and is good to go if he can find a school to enroll in this month."
Germany just may find a school he can join for spring practice this weekend as he heads out to Manhattan, Kansas to check out the Kansas State Wildcats.
"Eugene is visiting Kansas State this weekend, and he if loves it, that is probably where he is going to go. They are the only school that can get him in right now, and he knows the success they've had with JUCO's and transfers. They have something like 17 or 18 kids from California on their roster. It is a good program over there, and Bill Synder is a good coach," said Brown.
If Germany decides Kansas State doesn't fit him this weekend, you likely will not see him enroll in school until next fall.
"Oregon State and Washington State have expressed a lot of interest. Oregon State can get him in during March since they use the quarter system, and if we would have gotten things rolling two weeks ago, Eugene would have been able to enroll in at Washington State right now. Michigan has also shown a little bit of interest, but he couldn't join them until the fall. If he doesn't commit to Kansas State either this weekend or early in the week, then he probably will wait until Signing Day to make his decision," said Brown.
Germany is currently on his way out to Manhattan, and Scout.com will keep you up-to-date.