As stated, George Timmons may have had the most impressive day at the Nike Camp in Gainesville last spring. He came in and ran a 4.37 at 5-11.5 and 168 pounds. His forty time tied Tony Carter for the 2nd fastest time on the day, but Timmons came in two inches taller and nearly 25 pounds heavier. His shuttle time was better than the more heralded corner, and his extra size showed on his bench press when he pumped out 16 reps of 185.
How did a player like this fall through the cracks?
Well, he didn't, not to the ones offering the scholarships are concerned.
"We went 13-2 on the season this year," said Timmons who plays at Columbia High School in Lake City, FL. "I played running back, strong safety, wide receiver, corner, punt returner and kick returner. I had 1,200 yards rushing, 300 yards receiving, 35 tackles, and 22 passes broken up."
With all of those positions played, which is your favorite?
How has recruiting gone for Timmons?
"I went to Florida State/Miami, Florida State/Florida, Miami/Tennessee, and Florida/San Jose State for games this year. I've set up four visits so far. I'm going to North Carolina on January 9th, Georgia on January 16th, USF on January 20th for a mid-week visit, and Miami on January 23rd. I'm not taking a fifth visit; those are the schools I have it narrowed down to. They're all pretty even right now."
Not surprisingly, Timmons is a standout on the track team in which he runs the anchor leg on his 4x100 team. He has not qualified academically yet, but he is close enough that it shouldn't be a problem over the course of the next six months.
Timmons is a name that hasn't been discussed much to this point, but rest assured, by the time his last visit to Miami rolls around, he is going to be one of the hottest names in recruiting.