Augusta (Ga.) Evans linebacker Coby Germany showed a lot of promise as a freshman in 2014, when he was named a National Freshman All-American by MaxPreps after recording 30 tackles and displaying physical maturity for his young age.
Unfortunately, Germany suffered a meniscus tear the following offseason that halted his momentum on the field and sidelined him for all of the 2015 season.
Now healthy again, though, the 6-foot-2, 235-pounder is performing well this season.
“It feels great,” Germany said of his knee during a recent interview with The Clemson Insider. “The rehab has been a great help. Now I’m way faster and have way more power from my legs than I used to have.
“I’m glad to be back suited up with my brothers. I’ve been playing really good this year.”
Germany said Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Purdue are showing the most interest on the recruiting trail.
Georgia Tech and Purdue have stopped by Evans to see him play.
The junior is also planning visits to Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Purdue and possibly Auburn during the season.
He is set to visit Clemson for the Tigers’ game against Syracuse on Nov. 5, as well.
Germany last visited Clemson for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp in June.
“When I visit I am looking for how the coaches coach the players,” Germany said, “how the players are and how live the place gets when it’s game time.”
Germany’s main recruiter is Clemson quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator Brandon Streeter.
What has Germany heard from Streeter of late?
“They are ready for me to come up there for a visit,” Germany said, “so they can talk to me about stuff.”
As for the remainder of his season, Germany has a few goals in mind and hopes to finish strong.
“I would like to keep playing hard like I have been all these past weeks and make it to the playoffs,” Germany said, “and just keep grinding with my family.”