Gurley Offered By In-State Suitor

Cairo, Georgia defensive back T.J. Gurley picked up his fifth offer last week. The offer came when Gurley called Georgia Tech recruiting coordinator Andy McCollum. With the new interest from Tech, Gurley has plans to attend their summer camp.

The call to Coach McCollum came Friday night. "I called Coach McCollum from Georgia Tech on Friday night and he told me that Georgia Tech is very interested in me and wanted to keep me in- state. He said that the coaching staff at Tech was extending a verbal offer to me and really would love to see me in Atlanta playing football for them. He said he would love for me to come in and do big things for them in the secondary. I was very excited to get this offer."

The offer from Georgia Tech brings his total total to five. "I feel more are coming. It is great to get an offer from an in- state school."

T.J. Gurley has been in contact with both Coach McCollum and Georgia Tech secondary Coach Charles Kelly. "Coach McCollum is a great guy to talk to and both him and Coach Kelly are like family to me. They both treat me great and make me feel at home when I talk to them."

Coach McCollum has already coached Gurley's dad. " Both of us really like him a lot. He has made a great impression on my family and we feel real at ease with him."

The offer from Georgia Tech should bring about a visit to their camp. "I've made a few visits to Georgia Tech already but they are definitely in the picture for me going up there for possibly a camp or visit during the summer."

Gurley hasn't made any definite plans for summer visits but he does have an idea of which schools he might visit. "Some of the schools I hope to visit would be Mississippi State, Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia, Clemson and Georgia Tech now that I got an offer from them." Gurley does not have a favorite out of that list of schools.

T.J. and his teammates have finished spring practice. "The coaches had me working out at both safety and cornerback on defense and running back on offense. I will be the starting safety once the season starts." Top Stories