German Verbals to Western Kentucky
Joel German
SunStateFootball.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010


Fort Myers Dunbar recently had Desmond Kearse commit to Maryland, on Monday a second prospect verballed to the D-1 level, WR Joel German made a commitment to Western Kentucky.

Like Kearse(who is related to Jevon Kearse), German has his own family ties, in his case to the legendary Jammi German, a former Miami WR and NFL third round draft pick. Joel is one of the best route runners in the state and he can climb the ladder and make plays in the passing game. He recently received a qualifying test score on the ACT and is ready to go. After a weekend visit to Western Kentucky, he knew he had found a home.

"I committed to Western Kentucky, I really liked it up there, and feel it is an outstanding opportunity with the new staff. I really liked the campus and the town, it just felt right." Another factor was that he hit it off with the new coaching staff, "It was nice to know they are from down here, we hit it off immediately and that really made me feel comfortable." German worked hard before his senior season on his speed and thinks it will pay off in college, "I kept on hearing that I am not fast enough, so I changed that, I am down to a 4.5 and have improved my quickness."

The 6'0, 175 pound WR is known for ability to create separation with his outstanding feet, "I still think that is my best attribute, I know how to run routes, I can use my body, and pride myself on catching everything." German hauled in 34 balls for 644 yards(18.9) and six TDs as a senior while returning kicks and long snapping on punts.

What can Hilltopper fans expect from German, "I want to come in, work hard, and hopefully start making an impact. I'm excited that Brion (Carnes, a QB from up the road at Bradenton Manatee) is committed, we never played them, but I have heard he is outstanding, I met him him on the visit, he said he would get me the ball."

Western Kentucky does not appear to be done in the Sunshine State, they are expected to pick up a few more commits over the next several days.


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