Darren Waller Reaffirms His Commitment

North Cobb safety Darren Waller's official visit to Georgia Tech a few weeks ago reaffirmed his commitment to the Jackets. His coach received a request from Georgia for game film but Waller told his coaches not to send the film that he was firmly committed to Georgia Tech.

The trip to the Georgia Tech campus was a good one for Darren Waller. "Oh man, it was great, an awesome time down at Georgia Tech and the city of Atlanta."

Waller was hosted by Georgia Tech freshman quarterback Synjyn Days. "We really hit it off well. Waller and Synjyn's brother and Georgia Tech recruit Jabari Hunt-Days have gotten to know each other well during the recruiting period. "Both guys are great."

Darren also got to spend some time with current players B.J. Bostic, Anthony Williams, Jay Finch, and Ryan Ayers. "There is great chemistry on the team and they made me feel welcome and not like a little brother tagging along." Now that he's had a chance to meet some of the players, Waller is looking forward to playing with the team even more.

Waller spent some time with the coaches finding out what will be expected of him and what schemes they will run. "I am coming in as a free safety but the coaches said I could get some early playing time not only at safety but also at wide receiver and on special teams."

The idea of playing receiver is one that appeals to Waller. "I kind of like the idea of getting in at wide receiver if it helps the team but they said I would be a special player at free safety when all is said and done." The Tech coaches like his range and ability to break on the ball. "They have a lot of confidence in me on defense."

There were two things that stood out to Waller on his trip. "I really liked hanging out with the players and getting to know them better and I also liked talking with the coaches and getting a better idea of what they want and expect from me as a student and a player."

Waller is looking forward to starting his career at Georgia Tech. "I am really looking forward to getting to Tech and beginning the next phase of my life and I know I made the best choice for myself and Georgia Tech is the perfect place for me."

Darren is unsure of his plans for signing day but he might be getting together with some of the Atlanta area recruits. "I've talked with Jabari and we might try to get the Atlanta area guys and the ones close enough to get with us and maybe do something at the Fox Sports Grill or somewhere like that." Waller has not heard of any plans at his high school.

One of the things that Waller discussed with the coaches on his trip was a workout program. "After the first of the year, we will be getting what they want us to work on and a work out regiment they feel will benefit us as we head into the summer when we officially get on campus."

As most recruits do, Darren has also begun thinking about what number he'll wear at Georgia Tech. "I have two numbers that I've worn but I'm not sure I can get them because both are taken." Waller has worn numbers 1 and 20 which are currently worn by Isaiah Johnson and Roddy Jones. "I know Roddy wears number 20 and will be a senior so maybe I can get it my sophomore year."

With football season over, Darren will looking forward to the spring to run track. "I've played basketball in the past but I'm not this year and I will run track to help me stay conditioned for football and to help my high school team."

Waller has only heard from one other school besides Georgia Tech since he made his commitment. "For the most part all of them know I'm firmly committed however the coaches at Georgia talked with my high school coach and request film of me but I told my coach not to bother sending and film to them because I am firmly committed to Georgia Tech."

GoJackets.com Top Stories