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MIDWEST RECRUITING: Warren Central’s Jayden George, son of No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick Jeff George, will walk on at Alabama

By: Scott Burnstein, May 3, 2019, 2:20 pm

Warren Central’s Jayden George heads to Alabama with a giant chip on his shoulder. That could spell giant headaches for SEC secondaries in the not-so-distant future. Despite George’s lack of recruiting hype, he’s no doubt the real deal.

Stats, bloodlines and the eye test don’t lie.

The vastly underrated, 6-foot-3 quarterback announced this week he will be walking-on the fabled Alabama football team this fall. He’s the son of retired NFL gunslinger Jeff George, who led the league in passing yardage in 1997 and was the No. 1 overall pick in 1990 NFL Draft out of the University of Illinois.

Don’t be shocked if BABY BALLER JG works his way to a full scholarship and time under center operating the Crimson Tide offense in the coming years. This kid has “It” factor written all over him and the depth chart behind projected first-rounder Tua Tagovailoa is thin and quite climbable.

George dissected defenses at will during his epic senior campaign chucking the pigskin at the prep level last fall, leading a loaded Warren Central squad to an undefeated season, a Class 6A state crown and a national ranking by USA Today. He threw for 3,100 yards and 42 touchdowns. Some pundits declared the 2018 WC Warriors the best high school football club in the history of the Hoosier State — that included giving them the nod over Papa George’s back-to-back state championship teams at Warren Central in the mid-1980s.

The younger George also considered accepting preferred walk-on spots at Georgia, Georgia Tech and Miami (FL). The absence of major recruiting interest surrounding George’s college destination is head-scratching. Especially since the tools are so undeniable. Big bro, Jeff Jr., a former Blue Chip field general prospect at Warren Central earlier in the decade, is currently at Pitt after previous stops at Illinois and Michigan.