This summer has been an extremely busy one for Keenan high school safety Philip George. The 6-foot, 182 lbs. South Carolina native has made stops at Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson, and Maryland for football camps, but one school has clearly risen above the rest.
“I’m really leaning towards Clemson,” said George, who said he enjoyed his visit to Clemson the most.
While he has received numerous offers from non-FBS teams, he still is looking for that elusive first D-1 offer. But George is still confident that it won’t be too far along before he gets it.
“Clemson has come and watched me play,” George said. “And University of Buffalo has been around and has recruited me a lot.”
While it appeared that Maryland was on George’s radar, it appears that are not a huge contender for George’s services though he did admit it was, “a pretty good school.”
For George recruiting has been frustrating at times as Keenan does not receive the same amount of attention that other bigger schools in the area receive. While disappointing, it only makes George work harder to prove himself.
“I come from a smaller school so I have to work harder and do more work than some other kids at bigger schools have to,” George said.
The quick safety has become known for making big-time plays and only wants to continue doing so. He says that he is working on his speed and on his back pedaling skills this off-season to become a premier player.
In the end for George, who will likely make a decision after the season, is looking for a coaching staff that truly cares and that he can connect to.
“I want to be at a level with a coaching staff where they feel like family to me,” he said.