Big freshman season puts German on the radar

Pearl River QB Melvin German (6-3, 205) had a huge freshman season, earning JC Gridwire Second Team All-American honors after leading the Wildcats to a 6-3 record. Now, a couple of months into the offseason, the talented signal-caller already has a handful of four-year schools showing him interest...

German prepped at Dunbar (Fort Meyers, Fl.) High School and was unable to qualify for a D-1 football scholarship. When he went to look around for a JC program to hook on with, he said there was one reason why he decided to go to Pearl River.

"Coach (Tim) Hatten reminded me a lot of Urban Meyer and I liked that," German told JCFootball.com. "The whole staff here is really good and really energetic and aggressive and that's the way I play ball, so it was a good fit for me."

German, a dual-threat quarterback, triggered the Wilcat attack by completing 65% of his passes and threw for 2,726 yards, 17 touchdowns and only six interceptions while rushing for 119 yards and eight touchdowns.

"I'd say I'm a quarterback who is an athlete," German noted. "I throw first and then if things break down, I run it or I keep plays alive by moving around and that allows my receivers to get open for longer gains."

While he's got outstanding size to go along with a 4.5 forty time, German said he still has a lot to work on.

"I read defenses pretty well already, but I want to be even better," German said. "I want to know where I'm going with it before I get the snap and that will allow my receivers to get the ball in better positions and for them to make big plays.

"Other than that, I'm just working on my timing routes with my receivers this offseason and we're going to be really tough on defenses next year. That's my belief."

On the recruiting front, schools from across the country have started to show interest and German said some have wanted to bring him in this summer, but that isn't really an option.

"Miami was really after me this winter, but I can't leave until after next season," German said. "They told me they are still going to recruit me and they like my size and my skills.

"Cincinnati has really been talking to me a lot and told me they like me and want me and Mississippi State is doing the same thing.

"UAB also likes me a lot."

German is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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