Taking his skill to the next level

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Andalusia High School senior Allan George had a big year to help lead the Bulldog football team deep into the Class 4A state playoffs, and now the lockdown corner looks to tame the college ranks after accepting an offer to play football for the University of Richmond Spiders.

“I had actually been talking to a couple of their coaches before they came to Richmond,” George said. “They were at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and when they came to Richmond, the recruiting process just followed.”

On the field, George became known as the guy teams avoided at all costs, whether it was throwing to anywhere besides his side of the field when he was playing cornerback and punting the ball as far away from him as possible when he was lined up as a punt returner.

Even with teams attempting to avoid him, George still racked up seven interceptions, which was good enough for No. 2 in the state. George returned a pair of interceptions and a pair of punts for touchdowns.

Off the field, George said he knows that academics are important.

“There is a great academic atmosphere at the campus and a degree from here carries a lot of weight,” George said. “It’s also a small school where the student to teacher ration is 8:1. They are also have a very good football team, so it’s really the best of both worlds.”

George said that he was drawn to the school both from athletic standpoint and from an academic one.

“It really is the best of both worlds here,” George said of Richmond. “They really care a lot about academics, but they also have a football program that competes for championships each year.”