George Stephens Demands Attention

RB George Stephens of Asbury Park HS (NJ) has definitely put in the work on the field eclipsing approximately, 3,000 rushing yards in 3 years starting. His success on the field hasn't necessarily translated into offers though. The 5'10 180 lb. talent has endless athleticism and a high football IQ, but he apparently hasn't quite convinced a university to take a chance on him as of yet.

This upcoming season, he plans to change all that. Take a look inside.

Asbury Park HS (NJ) is coming off a scrimmage which allowed them the opportunity to evaluate just how good they really are. "The team is looking good. We are coming off a quad scrimmage where we faced New Brunswick, Morristown, and Madison. I know I had 4 TDs. Nobody scored between us and New Brunswick so it finished in a tie. I had 2 touchdowns against both Morristown and Madison so we beat them both. It was a good time" said George Stephens.

George spoke about his off-season and his ability at an additional position. "I've been in the weight room and went to a couple camps. I lost 10 pounds of fat and in better shape because of it. I attended the BigTime Showcase where I got the running back MVP. I also attended another combine called the Shore's Best. I got an MVP for that one too. They gave me an official Donald Brown jersey for being one of the best players there, which was nice. The cool thing was that I got to display my skills at receiver. A lot of people would be surprised at my versatility. I go get it if it's in the air. If it's a deep ball, I have the speed to get up underneath it. I am quick off the line and have the ability to get off jams. As a running back, I like to make people miss. I have a nice juke move; actually, I have a lot of them. I can run people over, juke them out, or even cut back and make holes for myself" he said.

Apparently many schools have chosen to take the wait-and-see approach on Stephens, possibly having somewhat to do with the fact that he transferred from Academy charter in Belmar to Asbury Park this past year. "I haven't really spoken to anyone lately. I got an invite from Rutgers to take in a game. I should be going to their game on the 7th. It's the home opener so I'm definitely going to that one. Hopefully, (the visit) should start the recruiting process up with them again."

He continued, "I watched them (Rutgers) play a couple games last year. I was at the home opener (against Fresno St.). They like to run the ball a lot, but they are also balanced out. They get the ball to the back very well. I like to get the ball too so it's a good fit."

Stephens addressed where he would like to possibly spend 4 to 5 years of his life on the next level. "I am interested in Rutgers and West Virginia because they have been showing me the most interest, especially Rutgers. They both seem like really nice places to be and have terrific programs."

George spoke on his goals for his high school football squad. "My goals for my senior year are to go undefeated, win our third championship for a 3-peat, play discipline, get good grades, and be a team leader" he said. He claims to have scored a 990 on the 2- part SAT. SOR will keep you notified as to the development of his recruitment.

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