The trip was a learning experience, "We had an unbelievable time, it was an eye opener seeing the various colleges and their campuses and training facilities. I have wanted to play football since I was four years old, my uncle (Jammi German) was one of the best players ever in the area and went to the U. I want it bad right now."
"JG" talked about what he saw:
Florida State: "Awesome. Coach Carter and Coach Coley are great guys, Coach Carter played before my time, but we spent some time in his office, he played with Jerry Rice and Joe Montana in the NFL, and everything about FSU was top notch. It was my first time there and they are going to be back real soon. I would love to be a part of that."
Vanderbilt: "Coach Hazel took us around and I have to tell you, that school shocked me. I did not know much about them, but that is one of the best places to go in the country. They graduate 88% of their players and they are getting done on the field as well. I would say they surprised me the most."
Georgia: "Their facilities were unreal and they are making them even better. You can feel the love the football team gets as soon as you enter town. Big time school."
Tennessee: "We camped there, unfortunately I turned an ankle, but it is obvious why guys like them so much. Great town with a lot going on. I learned a lot at the camp."
Middle Tennessee: "They have a ton of Florida guys on their roster and are trying to build something special. They are beating BCS teams and gaining exposure. I was real impressed."
German also visited Alabama, Auburn, and Clemson on his trip. "We ran down the hill at Clemson, that was straight, Clemson really feels like an SEC school when you are there. At Bama we played in a 7on7 tournament, great competition and it was nice to hear from Coach Saban. We did a quick tour of Auburn, it was the nicest campus."
On the recruiting trail things have been quiet for JG so far, "I don't have any D-1 offers right now, but I am going to change that real quick and give schools no choice but to offer me. I am working hard right now on my speed and have gotten faster, they will see that on the field next year."
Speaking of next year Dunbar has big plans, "We were the best team in Lee County last year and we will be again next year. We lost a tight one to Naples in the playoffs on a questionable call, we get them in week one at home and we will be ready. Our defense is awesome with Desmond (Kearse), Champ (Lewis), Keon (White), and Schon (Thomas). They will straight knock you out. Offensively, most of our team is back and we plan on getting to the State Championship Game. We know Pahokee is out there waiting for us and we will try to get deep enough to see them, and see what happens."
Joel German Highlights
Joel German enjoyed a solid junior campaign with 28 catches for 520 yards and four touchdowns as Dunbar went to the second round of the playoffs. German has been doing speed training in the off-season while attending various camps/combines. He recently went on a trip through the South.