Former Oklahoma Prep Football Star Answering Call To Serve

Friday, September 11th 2020, 6:42 pm
By: Brian Mueller

The game has always been there for Brandon George.

"Football's been great to me, and those are things I'll never forget," Brandon said.

Like four years ago, when Brandon won a state championship at Jones. He was Oklahoma's Gatorade high school player of the year.

Injuries slowed him down in college, but there were highlights along the way, like playing QB at UCO last year with his brother blocking for him on the o-line.

The pandemic sidelined Brandon in 2020, but he says it was time for a change regardless. 

"I feel like I have a purpose that is bigger than football."

That purpose lies with the military. Brandon is training to be a Navy SEAL.

"That day hit me where I said I'm going to take the path in my life that I know I was meant to do. Instead of saying one day, I said today's going to be day one."

Brandon has drawn inspiration from his father Tom George, who served in the Navy as a senior chief with 12 deployments to the Middle East.

Tom has coached his son in football from the beginning.

"I think what he's gone through from a preparing for football, physical, mental standpoint, and being able to learn from different leaders is why he'll be successful in the military," Tom said.

Brandon took that first step to becoming a SEAL, with his father.

He surprised his son by giving him his Oath of Enlistment after a training session last month at Harrah High School.

"Not many things bring me to tears, I think I'm a tough guy, but it was definitely a moment that got me," Tom said.

"To come full circle at a quarterback training, on a football field, it's emotional, and it's powerful, and the whole situation was just special to the both of us," Brandon said.