Georgia Tech was an easy choice for Butker

Westminster placekicker Harrison Butker became the 8th verbal commit in the Georgia Tech 2013 recruiting class. He gave the Georgia Tech coaches the good news on his trip back from Kentucky to Atlanta.

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Harrison spent the past week attending kicking camps around the south beginning with Georgia Tech and ending with Kentucky. Auburn and North Carolina also received visits. Butker used these visits to compare his college choice to other schools. "Tech was an easy winner and I decided on them."

After his visits to Tech and then to other schools it was easy for Harrison to see himself playing 4 years at Georgia Tech. "They were the clear winner and I'm really excited about being a Yellow Jacket." Harrison is solid with his decision and is excited with his choice.

The decision was not a difficult one for Harrison. "It was pretty easy and the reason I didn't commit earlier was because I wanted to take a look at all my options." After he took a look at those options, Harrison realized how much he want to be at Tech. "I realized how much I liked the coaches and it felt right."

Harrison felt the main difference in Tech from the other schools was that they offered the total package. "The coaches, the facilities, playing time, academics and my parents being able to see me play were everything I was looking for in a school." Harrison's parents are happy with the decision and are looking forward to seeing all his games.

Harrison and his parents discussed his decision last evening following the Kentucky camp and this morning on the ride home made the decision. Harrison gave the good news to Coach Lamar Owens, his recruiting coach. "He was excited and he forwarded me to Coach (Paul) Johnson and he was excited. I then called Coach (Dave) Walkosky and he was really pumped up about pumped up about it."

One of the biggest factors for Harrison was knowing that Coach Walkosky would be with him the entire practice. "I feel I'll be the most comfortable at Tech kicking with Coach Walkosky."

Now that his decision has been made, Harrison will spend the remainder of the summer working with his high school kicking coach and working on kicking off the grass." I'll now have time todo the things I like to do like playing basketball."

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