Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren Central quarterback Jeff George lit it up at the Illinois 7-on-7 football camp on Saturday.
George is the son of former NFL QB and Illini great Jeff George.
The Illini legacy’s performance earned him a scholarship from head coach Tim Beckman.
The son of former NFL quarterback Jeff George, the younger signal-caller led the Warriors to a 5-0 day in Champaign.
“Coach Beckman was just hey we’d love to have you in the program and you’d be a great fit and we’re excited to get things rolling and we want you to be part of Illinois football," George recapped.
“It’s exciting. It’s kind of almost a relief because everybody works for that and is looking for the first one. I wouldn’t have done it if it wasn’t for the guys on the team and the coaching staff, I couldn’t have done it without them.”
Other programs the 6-foot-3, 190-pound George has been talking with is Indiana, Purdue, Louisville and Akron. He’s obviously very familiar with the Illini program.
“My Dad played there so Illinois has always kind of been my second home,” George said. “He’s still very connected there and I grew up an Illinois fan. It’s a cool deal and with what my dad did there, he lit it up there and ended up being the number one draft pick, so it’s kind of a cool place where he made his name so for it to be my first offer is kind of cool.”
George could make a decision in the near future.
“I’m thinking,” he said. “It just happened Saturday. I’m not trying to jump the gun quickly. There is a lot more to consider than football. I have to take everything into consideration.”