College Station, PA – Powerhouse programs like Penn State have earned their reputation over decades of dominance on the field, but it was the dominance on the recruiting trail this past year that put PSU in unchartered territory.  For the first time in school history, the Nittany Lions have a top 5 recruiting class as their 4th overall spot places them just above USC, Miami, and Clemson.

The class of 2018 is stacked with 23 players, that includes two 5-star and sixteen 4-star recruits.  It’s safe to say, that these last few years of productivity has put coach James Franklin in elite company and it’s only a matter of time until we see him going head to head against the likes of Saban or Swinney in the college football playoffs.

To get a glimpse of the types of players coach Franklin landed in this historic 2018 recruiting class we interviewed 4-star wide receiver, Daniel George.  The Maryland native is just one of the many offensive weapons that committed to Penn State in 2018, as he’ll be joining forces with 5-star receiver Justin Shorter, standout hog molly Juice Scruggs and monster tight end Pat Freiermuth.

Daniel George

daniel george psu

Hometown: Fort Washington, MD

High school: Oxon Hill

Position: WR

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 210

Position Rank: 41st

State Rank: 6th

National Rank: 238th

Interview with 4-star recruit, Daniel George

What’s the best advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?

“The best advice I’ve ever been given was from my stepdad and he told me my name was my brand.”

What made you choose Penn State over your other offers?

“PSU is the perfect fit for me. The academics are great, the environment is somewhere I feel comfortable and at home, and the football program is the best part. The coaches and players are second to none.”

Q: What do you plan on majoring in at Penn State?

A: “I do not know what I will major in yet.”

Q: What would you do if you didn’t play football?

A: “If I didn’t play football I would be an engineer or run track.”

Q: Who’s the best player you’ve ever played against?

A: “The best player I’ve ever played against is my old teammate Cameron Deen. He plays DB at Georgetown now.”

Q: Which college and pro teams did you root for growing up?

A: ” I always liked the Ravens but I never had a favorite college team.”

Q: What’s your favorite stadium you’ve ever been in?

A: “Camping World Stadium because that’s where I played my youth national championships.”

Q: What’s your dream car?

A: “Maserati Ghibli”

Q: What music do you listen to before games to get you in the zone?

A: “Meek Mill”

Q: What’s your favorite Meek Mill song right now?

A: “Blue Notes”

Q: Who’s the best player you’ve ever played against?

A: “The best player I’ve ever played against is my old teammate Cameron Deen. He plays DB at Georgetown now.”