"It was kind of like déjà vu, since I've already been down here to visit about five times," Airyn Willis said. "But I really enjoyed getting to meet a bunch of the other commits and getting to live the college life."
Willis particularly enjoyed the aspect where the recruits were hosted by current Yellow Jacket football players in the dorms, giving the kids a chance to see what an average day in the program is like. Willis said that he spent a majority of his free time with safety Isaiah Johnson and running back B.J. Bostic, among other players.
During the visit, Willis, who has spent his senior year quarterbacking Southwest Guilford High School and was being recruited to play quarterback at GT, met with coaches and discussed a move to wide receiver in his first year on campus in Atlanta. Willis said he is open-minded about the switch and wants to do whatever he can to get playing time in his freshman year.
"I think I can help them in the passing game, so I like it," Willis said. "I feel like I'm good at going up and getting the ball, so that could help a lot."
Willis has completed his studies at Southwest Guilford, but is still up-in-the-air about enrolling early at Georgia Tech. He said that if he can get his paperwork processed, he hopes to enroll for the Spring 2011 semester.
Regardless of whether he can enroll early or not, Willis expressed his desire to make the move from North Carolina and get set up in Atlanta. He isn't worried about being hours from home, and is excited to transition to the next step in his life.
"That's all a part of growing up," Willis said about the move from North Carolina to Atlanta.
Yellow Jacket fans should be pleased to know that Willis, when asked about being contacted by other schools, only had one thing to say.
"I am a Georgia Tech commit!" he exclaimed.
If Willis can commit to the position change with an equal enthusiasm once he takes the field at Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets' passing game may be open for business again in the coming years.