On Sunday, the Miami Hurricanes were able to add a player with both size and strength to their 2018 recruiting class when 3-star FB/LB Realus George committed to The U.
404 305... % committed to The University of Miami #Storm18 pic.twitter.com/1c3eZfD4XF— Realus George (@RealusGeorge2) November 12, 2017
BREAKING: Rivals No. 1 FB, Realus George has committed to #Miami. He saw #TheU dominate the Irish and he talks his #Canes commitment here: https://t.co/5fmRprKziH pic.twitter.com/LFIDYuyMvB— Chad Simmons (@ChadSimmons_) November 12, 2017
New #Miami commit Realus George is the reason we sometimes get carded in our 30s: https://t.co/ZqPikb4G5t pic.twitter.com/lQxGYa4arI— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) November 12, 2017
An Georgia Native who attends Atlanta (GA) Pace Academy, George quickly rose up Miami’s recruiting board for his build and love of contact. Miami had previously been looking at another player at fullback in this class, but once the staff finished their evaluation of George, he was unquestionably the #1 pick for this scholarship slot.
Miami’s coaches used their connections to the State of Georgia in recruiting George. HC Mark Richt and OC/RB coach Thomas Brown had both previously coached at UGA, and they have tons of ties to the Atlanta area. Those connections were able to pay off in the evaluation and recruitment of George.
Miami’s Thomas Brown said back in August that he was looking for a fullback that could do all the dirty work. New UM commit Realus George fits the bill. https://t.co/cQIgQpMpCy pic.twitter.com/JKHwtVWOsW— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) November 12, 2017
Some call George the #1 fullback in America. At 6’2” 245lbs, George has the size Miami covets, and will give Miami the flexibility to go spread with 4 or 5 WR, or go I-formation with 2 TE and a fulback. Miami’s offense has struggled at times in short yardage situations this year, and the addition of a player like George should help to change that fact.
George is the 19th commit for Miami in their 2018 recruiting class. He is the only FB, and 3rd RB, joining 5-star Lorenzo Lingard and 4-star Camron Davis at that position group. But don’t let that fool you: George is coming down to do the dirty work. Lingard, Davis, and the other skill guys will be the focal points of the Hurricanes’ offense.
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