Eddie George is coming back to Nashville. To watch his son play for the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Head coach Derek Mason secured a commitment from underrated linebacker/tailback Jaire George on Sunday. George, a 6'2", 220 pound athlete from Hyattsville, MD, will bring the George name back to the Music City in 2015. His father, Eddie, starred for the Tennessee Titans from 1998 to 2003 and was a two-time All-Pro running back in Nashville.
George is an under-the-radar recruit that has drawn interest on offense and defense, but he told the Tennessean's Adam Sparks that he'll be a tailback in college:
Eddie George says his son, Jaire, will defintely play RB at #Vandy (not FB or LB). Did not play RB as senior b/c of broken thumb— Adam Sparks (@AdamSparks) February 1, 2015
Here's what our resident football analyst and coaching expert theomaga311 had to say about yesterday's news:
Jaire George has officially pledged to the Vanderbilt Commodores. Listed as a Fullback/Linebacker I have zero belief that he will not be playing running back. He's 6 ft 2 and 226 lbs already, built exactly like his father. I truly believe that the Vanderbilt staff has round an under the radar player much like SMU did with Deion Sanders Jr. I say this because Jaire George is only listed as a 2 star player but doesn't have any current skills listed on 247 Sports. Normally players who don't have any stats listed are guys who haven't properly been evaluated yet.
George fits the mold of the versatile athlete that Mason has targeted in 2015. He and fellow commit Dare Odeyingbo are both two-way players who have led their high school teams as hard-hitting inside linebackers on one end and powerful running backs on the other. He also has the size that the new look Commodores are searching for. So far, 13 of Vandy's 17 committed prospects weigh 220 pounds or more.
Those recruits will make their commitments official on Wednesday when National Signing Day replaces Super Bowl hysteria in the sporting media cycle. The Commodores are still waiting to hear from high level recruits like Quenton Meeks, Ke'Shawn Vaughn, and Gary Jennings.