George Filer III bounced around high schools as a teenager, making stops at Compton High, Long Beach Jordan and Paramount. By the time the scrappy cornerback graduated, he did not hold a single Division I offer.
Filer refused to let his dream of playing college football at the highest level die, instead enrolling at Compton Community College. After gray shirting and playing in five games in 2016, the man they call “Munchie” finally had his breakthrough season. Last fall, Filer snared five interceptions, leading to a parade of suitors.
Montana State came to the table first in November. MSU cornerbacks coach Mark Orphey has been in constant contact with Filer throughout the last few months. On January 23, Filer gave his commitment to Montana State, choosing the Bobcats over offers from Portland State, Idaho State, Central Arkansas and Southeast Louisiana.
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