19 in 19: DE Kyle George

Willingboro defensive end Kyle George marks the third entry in the "19 in 19" series. ScarletReport.com talked to the three-star signee about his preparations for school, growth since National Signing Day and if he could see himself playing another position in college...

Rutgers told defensive end Kyle George to shoot for another 10 pounds between National Signing Day and when he enrolls in classes this June.

George was 240 pounds then and, with more than a month to go, is above his target weight.

"I'm already up to about 253 pounds," George said. "I'll probably drop to 250 for when I get there. I just want to be strong and be ready for college football."

Often times, when incoming freshmen put on a lot of weight, it becomes a hindrance. But George said he has not had any trouble moving since he bulked up.

To make sure he's ready, George plans to add a more significant cardio routine to the workout plan given to him by strength and conditioning coach Jay Butler.

"I'm a lot bigger, but I'm comfortable," George said. "That's an important part of it is being able to move well. I'm just working hard."

Ranking in as Scout.com's 153rd best defensive end in the Class of 2011, George expects to play the same position on the Banks. Though he is preparing for defensive end, tight end is also a possibility, he said.

"It's been talked about some," George said. "They might like me there."

Defense is George's preference.

"I definitely like defense better, but you don't think about it when you're on the field," George said. "In the end it's about football. You just want to play. ... I want to be getting used as much as possible."

George does not yet know his roommate, but said he's close with Gary Nova, Ben Martin and Miles Shuler after spending time with them at a Saturday spring practice.

He is academically cleared and set to enroll in June. Unlike other commits who have to enroll in June because of school, George said that May or June does not matter.

His thoughts are elsewhere.

"It's not about being there in May or June," George said. "It's about being there in August. I can't wait for camp. You get anxious."

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