Pitt’s commitment party concluded last night when linebacker Brandon George decided it was time to make the move.
The big middle linebacker from Reading, Pennsylvania received an offer from Pitt last week. George had it in his mind that he wanted to commit but wanted to take a few days to think things over.
Towards the end of the flurry of day long commitments, George called Pat Narduzzi and told him he wanted to become a Pitt Panther.
This morning, I talked to George and asked him if all of the commitments yesterday influenced his decision to join Pitt.
“Honestly no, I didn’t even know about it until I talked to Coach Narduzzi,” said George. “I was thinking about committing all day. I called Coach Sanders first to tell him and he texted Coach Narduzzi and told him that I’d be giving him a call. This decision was made not just by me but by my entire family. Pitt is close to home and I’m a Pennsylvania kid.”
“When I told Coach Narduzzi, we were both pretty excited by it. I know I was since I was finally able to say that I’m going to be a Pitt Panther. He was laughing saying that this is a huge day for us because you’re going to be number nine at 9 o’clock which is when I told him I wanted to tweet it. It was a big moment and we were both excited.”
From the moment he received the offer from Pitt, George appeared to be a heavy lean towards Pitt. I asked him if it was hard not to commit right away?
“Yes, it really was,” said George. “I knew I had to sleep on it because sometimes in the heat of the moment, you make decisions that you’re not fully sure of. But after a few days of sleeping and thinking about it, I knew that Pitt was where I wanted to go. I talked to my parents and told them what I wanted to do and they agreed with me.”
George becomes Pitt’s 3rd linebacker in this class but unlike Leslie Smith and Khadry Jackson, George (6-3, 235) is a middle linebacker. When asked to describe himself, he sure sounds like a future fan favorite.
“High intensity and maximum effort all the time, 100% of the time,” said George. “There might be people out there with more natural ability than I have but what separates me is that I go full effort in everything I do until I can’t go anymore. That’s just how I am as a person and player.”
— Brandon George (@B_George06) June 7, 2018