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4-star WR commit George feels connection with Stubblefield, readies for junior season

4-star WR commit George feels connection with Stubblefield, readies for junior season

Stefan Adams
2021 Plantation (FL) 4-star WR Jacolby George committed to the Canes back in June after spending the weekend on Miami’s campus for Paradise Camp.

“When I went to Paradise, I liked the feeling, it felt like home,” George said. “And I wanted to stay close to home, so I was like ‘Why not?’”

George was first offered by Miami two weeks before he committed after he impressed WR coach Taylor Stubblefield in 7-on-7 play at UM’s Manny Diaz Camp on campus. George has been developing a bond with Stubblefield ever since, and has been made to feel like a priority to Miami’s new receivers coach.

“It felt like he really wanted me to go there, I felt a connection with him,” George said of Stubblefield. “I could just tell that he really wanted me there at Miami, he didn’t just throw out an offer to me.”

Although he had a solid foundation in the process of being built with Stubblefield, the 5-11 155 pound receiver said his experience at Paradise was what sealed the deal for the Canes, and George got the chance to meet plenty of his favorite athletes at the event.

“I met Michael Irvin and Duke Johnson. They were telling me that Miami is home and they can build you into a man and get you to the NFL,” George said. “I met the players there now too, Mike Harley, KJ Osborn. Both of them are hard workers and I feel like that’s how I approach the game too.”

Aside from being a hard worker, George describes his game as a player that can make clutch plays for his team.

“I’m going to go get it. If it’s third down, I’m going to get that first down,” George said. “I just always push myself to do better.”

George had a breakout season last year for Plantation, putting himself on the map with 610 yards and 9 touchdowns as a sophomore and earning All-Broward honorable mention. He’s already off to a solid start in 2019 after going off for 3 TD’s against reigning state champion Chaminade-Madonna in a preseason scrimmage a few weeks back.

“I’m just trying to do better than last year,” George said of his junior year. “Last season I had 9 touchdowns, this season I’m looking to get 15.”

Even though he feels at home at Miami, George feels it is best for him to still keep in touch with other schools with so much time until his signing day.

“Since I have still have two years to play in high school, I’m still going to consider other schools,” George said. “NC State, Kentucky, Syracuse, Pitt, and Minnesota have offered so far, and I think Oklahoma is close to offering too.”

While he has no other visits planned to other schools as of now, George does say that he is considering heading to Orlando this weekend with his family to watch the Canes take on the Gators. His take on how the game will go?

“I feel like we can beat them. Shouldn’t be a problem.”

 

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2021 Plantation (FL) 4-star WR Jacolby George committed to the Canes back in June after spending the weekend on Miami’s campus for Paradise Camp.

“When I went to Paradise, I liked the feeling, it felt like home,” George said. “And I wanted to stay close to home, so I was like ‘Why not?’”

George was first offered by Miami two weeks before he committed after he impressed WR coach Taylor Stubblefield in 7-on-7 play at UM’s Manny Diaz Camp on campus. George has been developing a bond with Stubblefield ever since, and has been made to feel like a priority to Miami’s new receivers coach.

“It felt like he really wanted me to go there, I felt a connection with him,” George said of Stubblefield. “I could just tell that he really wanted me there at Miami, he didn’t just throw out an offer to me.”

Although he had a solid foundation in the process of being built with Stubblefield, the 5-11 155 pound receiver said his experience at Paradise was what sealed the deal for the Canes, and George got the chance to meet plenty of his favorite athletes at the event.

“I met Michael Irvin and Duke Johnson. They were telling me that Miami is home and they can build you into a man and get you to the NFL,” George said. “I met the players there now too, Mike Harley, KJ Osborn. Both of them are hard workers and I feel like that’s how I approach the game too.”

Aside from being a hard worker, George describes his game as a player that can make clutch plays for his team.

“I’m going to go get it. If it’s third down, I’m going to get that first down,” George said. “I just always push myself to do better.”

George had a breakout season last year for Plantation, putting himself on the map with 610 yards and 9 touchdowns as a sophomore and earning All-Broward honorable mention. He’s already off to a solid start in 2019 after going off for 3 TD’s against reigning state champion Chaminade-Madonna in a preseason scrimmage a few weeks back.

“I’m just trying to do better than last year,” George said of his junior year. “Last season I had 9 touchdowns, this season I’m looking to get 15.”

Even though he feels at home at Miami, George feels it is best for him to still keep in touch with other schools with so much time until his signing day.

“Since I have still have two years to play in high school, I’m still going to consider other schools,” George said. “NC State, Kentucky, Syracuse, Pitt, and Minnesota have offered so far, and I think Oklahoma is close to offering too.”

While he has no other visits planned to other schools as of now, George does say that he is considering heading to Orlando this weekend with his family to watch the Canes take on the Gators. His take on how the game will go?

“I feel like we can beat them. Shouldn’t be a problem.”

Thanks again Stefan! Good interview with this kid.
 
“Since I have still have two years to play in high school, I’m still going to consider other schools,” George said. “NC State, Kentucky, Syracuse, Pitt, and Minnesota have offered so far, and I think Oklahoma is close to offering too.”

Why commit? I hope nothing but the best for Jacolby, and hopefully he'll end up at Miami...but again...why commit as a player if this is your attitude?
 
“Since I have still have two years to play in high school, I’m still going to consider other schools,” George said. “NC State, Kentucky, Syracuse, Pitt, and Minnesota have offered so far, and I think Oklahoma is close to offering too.”

Why commit? I hope nothing but the best for Jacolby, and hopefully he'll end up at Miami...but again...why commit as a player if this is your attitude?
That post camp high . Plus coaches pushing you to commit....

They’re still kids at the end of the day
 
Hundley and George were the guys quoted as saying similar things about not being "totally committed". Which is fine, he's too young to know the difference. Hundley has already decommitted.
George is next....tic toc.
 
I don’t seem to understand how we are not leveraging our past by letting former players work with these kids. Regardless of the product on the field, isn’t this one of the selling points to come to the U? Get to speak with former players that succeeded in the league and get tips as to how to ball out? Given the coaching issues, Manny needs to figure out that this is the game changer and one of the benefits that no other school can provide. And according to Romberg and McKinnie, they are barely allowed to get involved. SMH. Figure out how to get them involved. And perhaps they can contribute to making our kids better players. Let me be clear, there is no fix for crappy coordinators (which is a topic for a whole thread on its own), but let’s try to get the best kids that want to be great in the door, and this is how it should be done.
 
I don’t seem to understand how we are not leveraging our past by letting former players work with these kids. Regardless of the product on the field, isn’t this one of the selling points to come to the U? Get to speak with former players that succeeded in the league and get tips as to how to ball out? Given the coaching issues, Manny needs to figure out that this is the game changer and one of the benefits that no other school can provide. And according to Romberg and McKinnie, they are barely allowed to get involved. SMH. Figure out how to get them involved. And perhaps they can contribute to making our kids better players. Let me be clear, there is no fix for crappy coordinators (which is a topic for a whole thread on its own), but let’s try to get the best kids that want to be great in the door, and this is how it should be done.

I've got bad news for you, a lot of those former players aren't as relevant to the rest of the world anymore. Name the last UM skill position player dominating the league. Compare that list what other schools have put out. With all due respect to Allen Hurns and Phillip Dorsett, it ain't pretty at WR.
 

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