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Atlanta United sign George Campbell as a Homegrown Player

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Welcome to the big club, George!

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Atlanta United announced on Tuesday that it has signed ATL UTD 2 centerback George Campbell as its sixth Homegrown Player in club history.

Campbell is an 18-year-old defender who has spent time in USL this season where has appeared 11 times so far.

“George has shown remarkable progress at each step in his development and he’s earned a professional contract with our club,” said Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra. “As a member of our inaugural Academy teams in 2016, he’s worked hard to utilize the club’s pathway to the professional level, highlighted by his form in USL this season – most of which came before his 18th birthday. He’s just starting to scratch the surface of what he can be in the future, and that’s a testament to his commitment to improve, as well as the program that we have in place through Tony Annan and Stephen Glass.”

The youngster was committed to the University of Maryland before signing his pro contract.

By all accounts, Campbell is a gifted player both physically and technically. We wish George nothing but luck on his journey to first team minutes.