Dutra Eyes the Jackets

Athlete Chase Dutra has yet to visit Georgia Tech as a recruit, but the Class of 2013 playmaker out of Brownsburg (IN) High School is starting to think about possibly becoming a Yellow Jacket.

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Having received several letters from head coach Paul Johnson, Dutra said he is eager to make a visit to Georgia Tech to check out the facilities and get a better feel for how he'd fit on the campus. He originally had plans to make it to Atlanta last weekend for the game against North Carolina, but his high school's game prevented that from happening.

"It's a matter of time before I make it down to Georgia Tech for a visit, but it will happen," Dutra said.

That's due in part to the fact that Georgia Tech is in hot pursuit of Dutra, and as the junior said, Georgia Tech is among Purdue, Boston College and Northwestern as the four schools that he feels want him the most.

Maybe it has something to do with his versatility, as Dutra plays both ways at Brownsburg High. Tech's coaches have yet to tell him where they'd like to see him play if he signed with the Yellow Jackets, but he has one idea where he'd most like to play on the Flats.

"I'd say quarterback," Dutra said. "We run the same offense at my high school, and I'm quick, elusive and love running in the open field – exactly what they're looking for."

With other schools on his list that are much closer to home, it may take a lot to lure Dutra away from his back yard and into the South. But Dutra said he has spoken to his mother about attending a school that's a long way from home, and he said that it would be something he would consider if it was the school that fit him best.

For now, Dutra is just looking to find a game that he can attend at Georgia Tech, and he said that he's starting to eye the Thursday night game against Virginia Tech, if he can't make a trip even sooner.

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