We've talked to Germany several times this month. To read our previous updates click on May 2nd and May 17th.
This was the first time we were able to see Germany in person. He is certainly a big kid at about 6-3 and 250 lbs., and will most likely keep growing -- if he can keep his speed (4.65 in the 40 at the USC Nike Combine) he will make an impressive defensive end.
When I last spoke to Germany there had been reports that Ohio State was a slight leader, though no offer had yet come from the Buckeyes. U-M Coach Ron English has told him there would be an offer from U-M, and that a call to Coach Carr would confirm that. He had also set a U-M visit on Sept. 13th for the Notre Dame game.
Were you able to contact Coach Carr to confirm your offer?
"No, but Keston (Cheathem), Coach (John) Brown, and I are supposed to talk with him real soon."
Do you have an offer from Ohio State?
"Not yet, they said they were interested in me but I haven't got an offer yet."
Is Ohio State still your leader?
"No, I really don't have a leader. Michigan is up there though."
Are you still going to visit Michigan on Sept. 13th?
"No. Keston and I were going to visit together for the Notre Dame game, but then we found out we have a game that Saturday, so we need to reschedule. I'm not sure when but we are defintely going to visit."
I asked Pomona Assistant Coach John Brown why they don't like to send their kids to camps?
"We don't feel our kids get the recognition they deserve at those camps. We do a good job of getting their names out, sending film, and talking to coaches, and so we don't feel attending the camps will be beneficial to our players in reaching the next level." Earlier in the month Coach Brown had also told Tom Beaver, "Our kids go from one sport to the other through the year and don't hit the weight room like some schools' kids. So they may not compare that well at combines, even though they may be better prospects in the end."
Coach Brown mentioned one thing both Cheathem and Germany will find familiar should they end up in the Maize and Blue: "Every team we play gets up for our game. Every team on our schedule wants to knock us off."
I'll have pictures of both Germany and Cheathem up later this week.
Pomona LB/DE Eugene Germany
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