SMU hosted numerous uncommitted prospects on the last visit weekend before National Signing Day.
While most held offers or ended up picking up offers before it all came to an end, Warren Central (IN) quarterback Jeff George Jr. did not. With two quarterback already committed, it appears the Mustangs don't have room for him… yet.
"Coach (June) Jones said they don't have anything available right now. But he said to wait and something will probably open up soon," George Jr. said. "I might wait till after signing day to make a decision. Illinois was really nice. It was exactly what I expected so I have to sit down and compare the two schools."
At the moment, Illinois is offering George Jr. as a greyshirt, which means he wouldn't start practicing with the Illini until spring of 2015. If something does come open at SMU, the two-star prospect would enroll this year. And that's something he's taking into consideration.
Unless a new option pops up, Illinois, his father's alma matter, and SMU are his definite favorites. George Jr. enjoyed his time on the Hilltop and says he could easily see himself at SMU.
"I really liked the campus. It was beautiful. I definitely liked the business school and how recognized it is," George Jr. said. "I really like Coach Jones and how he runs his program. It would be awesome to play in his offense. I don't think any quarterback wouldn't want to throw it that often.
"My host was Kolney Cassel, and he was really high on the offense and Coach Jones. He said that was the main reason he came to SMU. He said that the offense is really fun to play in."
Jones coached George Jr.'s father, Jeff George Sr., with the Atlanta Falcons. Together, they led the Falcons to their first playoff appearance in four years in 1995. George Sr. and Jones had a falling out but have since rekindled their relationship.
And now George Jr. is excited about the possibility of playing for his father's old coach.
"There is no better offensive-minded guy around than Coach Jones. He knows a lot about quarterbacks, and I would love to play for him," George Jr. said. "We had a really good talk. He's definitely a guy I would feel comfortable playing for. I can learn a lot from because he's been through everything and has all kinds of knowledge.
"My parents went on the visit too, and we're just going to weight the pros and cons. My dad had a fun time reconnecting with Coach Jones, and he's had some great things to say about him."
This past season, the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder completed just over 50 percent of his passes and threw for 1,854 yards as he led Warren Central to a win in the 6A state title game.
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