Greg McClinton Likes GT's Style

Greg McClinton has his act together, especially when one considers he's just sixteen years old. The 2013 hoopster from Winston-Salem (NC) Prep presents himself in a quiet, confident, way befitting someone year's beyond his relative youth. He talked about his recruiting and his visit to Tech.

Greg McClinton made the trip to Atlanta Saturday with his mom, his uncle, brother, and his high school coaches son. The son, Ryan Gould, is being recruited by Tech for football. "It was my first visit to Atlanta and I really enjoyed it. Atlanta is just beautiful."

The trip to Atlanta was not the first recruiting trip for McClinton. " I have been to VCU, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Louisville and Missouri." Greg has been looking to see as much of each campus as possible on his visits.

The highlight of the trip for McClinton was getting to see Georgia Tech Coach Brian Gregory's offense. After the North Carolina game, Greg had a chance to spend a lot of time with Coach Gregory and Coach (Josh) Posterino. "I saw a video where they explained their style of play. It was real good. I like the up tempo style they will play."

McClinton has a good idea of what he's looking for in choosing a school. "I hope for a good relationship with the coaches, I want a good academic experience and a style of play that suits my abilities."

The uptempo style of play that will be featured by Coach Brian Gregory and Georgia Tech fits the athletic McClinton. "I'm athletic and do well in the up temp style of play. I am a solid rebounder. I need to work on my dribbling and shooting." Greg hopes to get better at both. McClinton is 6'6" and still growing.

McClinton has four schools that he feels are recruiting him harder than the others. "Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, VCU and, of course, Georgia Tech are the schools recruiting me the hardest."

Greg doesn't have any specific plans following his visit to Georgia Tech other than getting ready for the upcoming basketball season. Greg and his teammates were one game away from the North Carolina State championship. Greg is looking for more of the same this coming season. "We should be pretty good."


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