Team 91 Player Spotlights
Getting to know George Kalos
How did the school you chose separate itself from the others you considered?
How would you describe your recruiting process overall?
What was your favorite part of the recruiting process?
What opportunities and information assisted you during your recruiting process?
Did you feel like you had support from the Team 91 Staff during your process? If so, how?
What individual or showcase events, if any, did you find the most beneficial during your process?
What would you tell younger players or parents to help them prepare for the recruiting process?
Coach Flanagan on George
I’ll always remember our first Fall with George. He showed up at our Fall tryouts and you could tell pretty quickly that he was a going to be a good athlete. He was a little bit raw as a lacrosse player but it was easy to see that he grew up playing sports, embraced contact and was very coachable. We would learn that season that he was also a great youth football player and had an awesome set of parents, so it all made sense after seeing him that first Fall.
I have always tried to avoid comparing guys that we coach. While a player may be similar to someone we had in a previous class, they are their own player and have something that makes them different or special. We have been really fortunate over the years to have some very good faceoff specialists but they were all different. Some had really fast hands, some were really strong, some were good after the clamp when the ball is on the ground, etc. They all had something different that made them special. We laugh as coaches because it’s almost like George is a combination of all the strengths of the guys that we have had previously. He is built like a linebacker, he has really fast hands, he loves to scrap when the ball is on the ground and when he is playing well, he can add 1-2pts per game on offense.
The thing I have always loved about George is how competitive he is. Every time we talk to a college coach, one of the first questions they ask is how competitive a guy is and that was always a really conversation to have about George. He is almost competitive to a fault. When you play the schedule we play, you’re not going to go 100% at the faceoff X. The teams we are playing are too talented. George still approached every game with the mindset that he was going to win his matchup and get us the ball.
As a UNC alum, it’s a special thing to have a guy that grew up in our program decide to play there. I can’t wait to follow his success this Spring at Hough and on to UNC.
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