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Western Kentucky Class of 2017 Football Class: Signed DT Jaylon George

Western Kentucky Class of 2017 Football Class: Signed DT Jaylon George. WKU Insider takes a closer look at the Hilltoppers signee.


BIO:  Jaylon George signed with WKU in December following a redshirst freshman season at Northeast Oklahoma A&M.  6-3, 260-pound lineman, a product of North Clayton High School in Atlanta, recorded 77 tackles, including a team-high 12 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks.  He was an All-SWJC Conference honorable mention selection.

RECRUITMENT:  George signed with WKU over interest from Ball State,

WHY WKU:  George said he "fell in love" with WKU when he visited in December.  The chance to start as an incoming sophomore was also enticing.

EVALUATION:  A big body that has the ability to find the ball quickly to make a play.  Huge motor, with his best days still in front of him.  Has the chance to become a multi-year All-Conference player during his time on The Hill.

QUOTABLE:  "I fell in love with it," George said. "The campus, the atmosphere and the people were all great."

BOTTOM LINE:  With three yeas of eligibility remaining, George will have an opportunity to make an immediate impact on the WKU defensive front.

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