Miami lays out vision for FB Realus George during official visit

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For a 3-star prospect at a increasingly seldom-used position, Realus George has managed to stoke some imaginations in South Florida. George is a fullback, the top ranked one in the country in the 247Sports composite rankings, and Mark Richt’s teams have always used fullbacks well.

This fall, however, Miami essentially never used one. The Hurricanes’ options at the position were a mixture of walk-ons, converted linebackers and out-of-position tight ends. Miami had to make do a year when fullback Marquez Williams went to the NFL after spending only one season with the Hurricanes.

George should let No. 11 Miami move back to its old ways. The running back from Atlanta’s Pace Academy took his official visit to Coral Gables, Fla., last weekend and the Hurricanes took the opportunity to lay out their vision for him.

“It ain’t no surprise. They want me in short yardage, goal line, special teams. Pretty much just catching the ball in the flat. All sorts of stuff,” George told DieHards on Sunday. “Basically what they did with Marquez and I think I’m going to do a little better.”

Versatility is the key to success for George, who was hosted by star linebacker Shaquille Quarterman. The athlete was considered a prospect at middle linebacker before Miami took him as a fullback. The Hurricanes should be able to find plenty of ways to use him once he gets on campus.

While George doesn’t plan to early enroll, the senior does expect to sign his national letter of intent with No. 11 Miami on Wednesday.

George is in the same position as many of his future teammates. The Hurricanes will get about a dozen early enrollees on campus for the spring semester and most of those who aren’t getting to campus until the summer are only waiting because their schools don’t allow midyear graduations. Just about everyone who has to wait, though, plans on signing this week. The only current commits not yet planning to sign early are 4-star defensive tackle Nesta Silvera, 4-star cornerback Al Blades Jr. and 4-star guard Cleveland Reed, and the latter two are both considering making things official this week.

The commitment of the group is what stood out to George from the weekend. It let the players in the Class of 2018 spend the whole weekend being treated as if they were already part of the team.

“It says how dedicated we are, and how for real we are about coming in and playing. And not just playing year, but playing and making a difference,” George said of the big group planning to sign Wednesday. “We’re starting to get back to how the U used to be and now we’re starting to win championships, and have less violations and stuff. We’re going to bring the good parts of the U back.”

There were plenty of highlights for George during the weekend. Football talk was limited to just a few conversations about his role as he spent the weekend being whisked around the Miami metropolitan area. The players went to see South Beach. George met former Hurricanes running back Frank Gore, who is a cousin of 4-star cornerback commit Gilbert Frierson.

On Saturday, George took part in his biggest highlight of the weekend. The commits all donned Miami jerseys and posed for a photo shoot. It was just another touch to make the soon-to-be Hurricanes feel like they were already part of the program.

“It felt like we was going to be practicing with them today. That was cool that they’re already treating us like we’re on the team because we basically are, man,” George said. “We’re going to come in ready to work.”

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