Last week, Nebraska made an offer to a junior college cornerback that may have gone under the radar. The Huskers were the first team to offer Kenneth George Jr. who attends Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas.
I had the chance to speak with George on the phone and he is very excited about the Huskers. He has been in contact with the new staff for a couple of weeks now and got his offer last Friday before the Peach Bowl. Speaking of the Peach Bowl, I asked George if he had a chance to watch it and he lit up during his response.
“Yes sir, I watched it. Going 13-0 and not losing a game at the D1 level, that hardly ever happens," George said. "That’s crazy right there. You can tell the coaching staff they had a good group of guys that was dedicated to winning. Take it 1-0 every day and every play. It got them 13-0. It has a lot to do with the coaches but also the players. The coaches for sure. To take a team that went 0-12 two years ago and make them 13-0, it has to be the coaches.”
What Nebraska’s coaching staff was able to accomplish at UCF certainly has George’s interest. He’s spoken with running back coach and junior college recruiting coordinator Ryan Held the most, but Travis Fisher offered him the scholarship as a corner. When I asked him about playing corner in college and if that’s his best position, he said he loves corner.
“Yes sir, I love corner but I can play safety. When I first went JUCO I was a receiver so I’m really just pretty much an athlete and can play anywhere on the field.”
George doesn’t have an official visit set up yet to see Nebraska for himself but did mention that the staff will be stop by his school to work out the details of a trip.
“I’m still in the process of working it out with Coach Held. Some of the staff is going to come and talk to me between [January] 14th and 20th and that’s when we will figure all of that out to set up my visits and everything.”
George is a rare JUCO prospect that has three years to play three. He was a non-qualifier out of high school and redshirted his freshman year.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.