West Concentrating on Football, Not Recruiting

The month of August is a busy month for a high school football recruit. School is starting, the start of football season means two-a-day practices, and, of course, there is the recruiting process to think about.

For George West, 5-9, 175-pounds, Oklahoma City, Okla., (Northeast Academy) recruiting is still an ongoing process, but it is not priority no. 1.

"I haven't thought much about it (recruiting) lately," West admitted. "I have been concentrating on my football season really."

West has yet to set any official visits, but that could likely happen in the near future.

"I really haven't looked at my (football) schedule to see when my Thursday night games are (so I can take game day visits). Coaches have told me about dates I could visit, but like I said I haven't really looked at my schedule yet."

West is a versatile player at the high school level. Will that be the case at the college level as well?

"Cornerback, wide receiver, kick returner…" West said of the many different positions he plays at Northeast Academy. "It really doesn't matter what position I play in college; whatever is best for the team."

West has yet to truly narrow his list of schools.

"Notre Dame, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Kansas, Colorado State, Texas Christian, Baylor, Kansas State…man, how many is that? Missouri…Northwestern, Colorado…"

West has spoken to many different coaches this summer. Coaches from Kansas State, Northwestern, etc. He does admit to having a favorite coach to speak with.

"From Notre Dame probably, I talk to coach Haywood."

SMITTY'S TAKE - West has been tied up with football practice of late so recruiting has begun to slow down for him. Notre Dame appears to be in good shape with West, but there is still quite a long way to go.

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