Jabari Hunt-Days Spends Gameday on Flats

Hillgrove High School linebacker Jabari Hunt-Days attended he first game as a Georgia Tech commit last Saturday. Several schools are still actively recruiting Jabari but he is not wavering from his commit to play for Georgia Tech.

The opening game experience was a good one for Jabari. "It was an awesome experience," said Days. "We were on the field with the players as they warmed up and we got to talk to Coach Johnson." This was Jabari's first time to take in that experience. "The atmosphere at the stadium as great and the fans were really into the game." Jabari was impressed with the play of Joshua Nesbitt and the new defense installed by Coach Al Groh.

Days was interested in watching the 3-4, the same defense he plays at Hillgrove. "I do know some of the terminology and assignments of the 3-4." Jabari knows when he arrives at Tech he'll have to learn more assignments and terms than he's currently using at Hillgrove. "I'm looking forward to making that transition and playing for Georgia Tech."

Jabari will be a fixture at all the Tech home games this season and has plans to attend one of the away games. "I will go to all the home games and I've talked with my dad and we're going to go to the Georgia game this year," said Days. "I will be going to the game as a Georgia Tech commit and I expect a not so friendly reception when I get there." Jabari understands the rivalry and is prepared for what they send his way.

Since he made his commitment, Days has been talking to some of the recruits about Georgia Tech. "I've been talking with my teammate Ira McCune and I know he's very interested in Georgia Tech and the coaches are talking with him." McCune is an athletic type defensive end who knows he has to be patient with the process. "Ira currently holds five offers and has a lot of schools interested in him." Days hopes the two of them end up at Tech together.

In spite of his commitment to Georgia Tech, some schools are still recruiting Days. "Vanderbilt, North Carolina, and Auburn are sending me mail." Days is politely telling them no thanks that he is very happy with his commitment to Georgia Tech. "Once Georgia Tech offered, I knew I wanted to go to Tech and play football with my brother and my new Tech family."

Jabari and his Hillgrove teammates have made the transition to 5A this season. "It hasn't been hard so far and we're 2-0 but I know once we get to one of those games against a powerhouse that the team will be a bit nervous until we get out on the field and start playing." Hillgrove has already beaten Sprayberry and Marietta and this coming week they play North Forsyth.

Days has done well so far at the linebacker position. "In the first game I had eight solo tackles and three assists and in the next game I had sixteen tackles and an interception." Jabari has played mostly at linebacker but has also played some on offense when needed.

Jabari is still pumped about his decision to attend Georgia Tech. He says other schools are giving their best shots at him and he hasn't budged one bit on his decision and will not budge at all. He's trying to get more players to come to Tech which should give other schools a good idea of his intentions to remain a solid Georgia Tech commit.


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