Pittsburgh verbal commit Max Issaka received a special visit this afternoon in Woodbridge, N.J. – from Georgia Tech coach Charles Kelly. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive recruit was slightly surprised by the visit, but was pleased to see GT taking an interest in him.
"He came to visit me at school today, around 2 p.m.," Issaka said. "He said he plans to make a return visit soon and bring (head coach Paul Johnson) and maybe a position coach too."
While Issaka remains verbally committed to play football at Pittsburgh, he was very serious about the toll the coaching saga has taken on his excitement to play for the Panthers. Instead, he is looking around, and seems quite impressed with the approach GT has taken to change his mind.
"I'm not officially de-committed from Pitt, but I really want to see their head coaching situation solved," Issaka said. "And if they can't figure it out, why not find a school that's interested?"
In addition to speaking briefly with Coach Kelly this afternoon, Issaka has expressed interest in making an official visit to Atlanta to further gauge interest in the campus and football program.
"There's a very big possibility on a visit, sometime soon," Issaka said. "It won't be on Jan. 14, but I'm looking to make a trip on Jan. 21, when the next group visits Georgia Tech."
Yellow Jacket fans should definitely hope that the coaching search at Pittsburgh drags on as Signing Day approaches. Because they way it looks right now, the longer they wait to name a new head coach, the better the chance that Issaka will end up playing college football at Georgia Tech.