Willingboro High DE/LB to Visit Rutgers

A new name on the recruiting radar surfaced late last week, and after checking in with the head coach at Willinboro (N.J.) High, he told ScarletReport.com what was happending with Kyle George. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound George is being recruited as a defensive end/linebacker and also as a tight end. He already holds three offers, and is set to visit Rutgers in the coming weeks.

As Rutgers made the rounds of New Jersey schools this month, one of the players it delved deeper into was an unknown rising junior from Willingboro High.

Turns out, he is one of the latest players to go under the radar for a while only to blossom late because he didn't play as a sophomore.

Kyle George, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound defensive end and tight end, is expected to receive Rutgers offer in the next two weeks, and will be making an unofficial visit to campus next month.

"Rutgers is really interested in him,'' Willingboro coach Reggie Lawrence said. "I know they said coach (Greg) Schiano was out of the office this coming week, so he is going up there next week. He will get to check things out and see everything up there. They said they would offer him once he went up there.

"I'll probably go up there with Kyle and his mother when they visit.''

George had been quiet in recruiting circles, but schools quickly learned about him this spring when his film finally started making the rounds.

North Carolina State, Pittsburgh and Louisville each offered him, and Iowa, Temple, Ohio State, Houston and Maryland are also interested.

"He's an aggressive player,'' Lawrence said. "He can do a lot of things, but he plays aggressively. He can play linebacker or defensive end. He's the type of kid who can do both.

"There's also a couple of schools that like him at tight end.''

The Scarlet Knights are recruiting George to play defense, and he could fill the role of the hybrid. George is able to play at the line of scrimmage, or drop back into pass coverage.

"Last year was his first year of playing football,'' Lawrence said. "He just came out for the team and played really well.''

With the recruiting process going from nearly non-existent to hectic since the spring evaluation period began April 15, George is in the beginning stages of gaining an understanding of what is transpiring and trying to become familiar with what is taking place.

"I don't think it is something where he is going to make a quick decision,'' George said. "I don't know what his time frame will be, but I think he is going to learn about a lot of the schools first.''

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