Bryan County’s Quran George signed a national letter of intent Monday morning to run track next year for University of South Carolina-Beaufort.
“I’m excited,” George said, who on May 14 captured the 2-AA state title in the 110-meter hurdles. “I wanted to stay close to home so I don’t get too homesick.”
George also received All-State honors by placing eighth in the triple jump at the state track meet with a leap of 43-7.
He broke the school record in the hurdles three times this season, culminating with a 14.87 in the finals. He also turned in the fastest qualifying time at the state meet with a 15.06, which itself was faster than the second-place finisher in the finals.
When asked if he can drop his time in the hurdles below 14 seconds, George said he thinks he can. The school record at USC-Beaufort, an NAIA school that competes in The Sun Conference, is 14.71.
George’s signing continues the tradition of an athletic family. His brother, Nick Scott, was the Region 2-AA player of the year in football in 2013 and now plays for Albany State.
“I wanted to do something my brother did,” George said of his signing. “But I also wanted to do something he didn’t do (win a state title).”
His mother, Nicole Scott, was a standout track and basketball player at Beach High School in Savannah and was recently inducted into that school’s athletic hall of fame.
When asked who the better athlete is, George and his mom both answered “me” simultaneously.
George said he plans to major in nursing.