Oscar F. Smith cornerback Jaston George
gave his verbal commitment to Syracuse
this week and talked to SyracuseFan.com about it earlier tonight.
"Everything just felt right with me with the coaching staff and the atmosphere at Syracuse so things just kind of fell into place and I decided to commit," George said. "I also got to talk to some of the current players and they told me it was a good players that was going through changes, but they were really positive changes. They also said that Syracuse was on the rise and it would be good to be a part of that and they wanted me to be in there with them, so I felt like part of that family."
"The coaches were surprised because they thought I had actually lost interest in the program, but they were excited about it," George added. "They told me I'll be playing cornerback and I'm comfortable playing there as I've played corner and strong safety throughout my high school career."
George has two teammates in wide receiver Quinta Funderburk
and outside linebacker Raysean Richardson
who also have Syracuse offers and we asked him what he thought about them coming with him.
"I know Raysean speaks well about Syracuse and he liked it a lot up there, so they have as good of a chance as anybody else right now and we talk about playing together all the time," George explained. "Quinta is another story. He's kind of quiet and plays thing like that. Nobody knows what he's going to do, but he did say he liked it when we visited, so we'll see what happens."
"Right now I just know I'm happy to be a part of the Syracuse family."
Jaston George gave his verbal commitment to Syracuse a few days ago and we got the chance to catch up with him on Tuesday evening and find out why he picked the Orange and if he thinks some of his teammates may follow.
Jaston George talks about his decision to commit to Syracuse University.