George, Heisman progeny, chooses Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt was hoping to add another running back to the Class of 2015. As far as Eddie George, the former Heisman trophy winner who played running back for the Tennessee Titans for 1997 to 2003, is concerned, they couldn't have found a better one in his son, Jaire George.

Jaire George Profile

With National Signing Day just days away, George, a 6-foot-2, 217-pound athlete who attends DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., gave his verbal commitment to Commodore head coach Derek Mason on Sunday, February 1st, while on an official visit to campus.

"It was a great weekend," George told VandyMania.com. "I was there with both of my parents. I went down for my official visit and absolutely fell in love with it, every aspect of the university and the football program. The players, the coaching staff, the facilities, just everything about it far exceeded my expectations.

"Coach Mason is an excellent coach. The vibe I got is that he's going to be successful at Vanderbilt and get them back into contention. It's something that he's convinced me of and I want to be a part of. I know they had a rough year this year, but they were starting 32 freshmen at one time or another, and those players won't be freshmen forever. I definitely feel like good things are in store for Vanderbilt football in the near future."

George played most of his senior season at DeMatha at linebacker. He was selected first team All-Conference (Washington Area Catholic) at the position, but said Vanderbilt thinks highly of him at running back.

"They told me that I have a tremendous upside," he said. "They think I'll develop really well at tailback. One of the things they liked most about me is the way I grind. I have a reputation as a hard worker with a great desire to get better and think these coaches are going to get the best out of me. They know I'm going to come in and bring it.

"It's a great feeling to be committed. My parents both told me they're pumped about my decision. I'm looking forward to Wednesday when I'll sign with my teammates."

George went out as champion at DeMatha Catholic. The Stags won their second-straight WCAC Championship title at the University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium, defeating Good Counsel 24-20 on November 22nd, 2014.

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