George Baltimore (Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield) has long been a Texas target. Baltimore missed the second junior day and doesn't have an offer from the Longhorns. He does, however, hold 12 offers from various schools.
The 5-foot-11 safety talked with RecruitingNation Midlands blogger Damon Sayles to talk about when he realized he was becoming a big-time recruit:
Each Saturday, Mansfield (Texas) High School coach Jeff Hulme would put college interest letters in his players' lockers. It served as motivation for many of the players. For Baltimore, an ESPNU Watch List safety who attends Mansfield, the occasional letter quickly became a barrage of weekly mail thanks to his performance after the Tigers defeated Keller, Texas, in their second game of the season.
Baltimore recorded two interceptions and returned one of those 95 yards for a touchdown as Mansfield beat Keller, 40-27. Baltimore also returned a punt 80 yards for a score.
All of that occurred in the game's first 15 minutes.
"That day right there was it for me," Baltimore said. "I came back the next week, and there were 50, 60 letters waiting for me. Usually, it was just one or two letters."
Baltimore also talked about what he is looking for in a school and when he will make a decision:
Baltimore said he's not going to make any college decisions until after spring ball. From there, he said he will begin eliminating schools by weighing different intangibles -- educational background, football program history and campus atmosphere among many -- and prepare a top list of schools to choose from. He hopes to announce a verbal commitment before the summer.
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