Despite being one of the strongest high school athletic programs in the country, DeMatha is about much more than just sports. Wednesday we highlight senior Jaire George, a starting outside linebacker making his name both on the field and in the classroom.
“Jaire is one of many Stags who are representing what it means to be a true student-athlete,” DeMatha head coach Elijah Brooks said. “He is a member of the National Honor Society and carries a 3.9 GPA. Jaire is a senior leader on the field at outside linebacker and also brings a toughness to the backfield as a running back.”
Coach Brooks went on to explain that George’s tackling ability, as well as his accomplishments in the classroom, have garnered attention from coaches at Stanford, Virginia, Princeton, Harvard, William & Mary and other elite academic institutions.
If George looks recognizable, it’s no surprise. His father Eddie George won the Heisman Trophy at Ohio State before embarking on a nine-year NFL career. Now, Eddie George runs George Enterprises, a company bringing healthy lifestyles to Americans. After his playing career ended, Eddie George went back to school to get his MBA from Northwestern University. With a pedigree like that, both on and off the field, it’s easy to understand all of the attention for Jaire in his senior season.
Stay with Inside DeMatha Football for more recruiting updates on George as well as other Stags!