While the move will almost certainly bring increased recruiting exposure, J.P. Vonashek was ever really lacking in that area. Standing 6-5, 265-pounds, Vonashek is already hearing from many of the nation's top college football powers, and recently picked up his first scholarship offer from North Carolina.
"It's been going great," Vonashek said of the recruiting process. "I've got a lot more exposure right now, and it's picking up for me. North Carolina has offered me, and Georgia Tech said they were holding one for me. Ole Miss, Georgia, Alabama and Florida are all supposed to be coming to visit me this spring."
Although it might not seem that Georgia Tech has officially offered with the way that Vonashek stated that they were "holding an offer", he says that the Yellow Jacket coaches have made it clear that they want him in Atlanta. Unfortunately, a slight academic setback has gotten in the way of an official offer.
"They got something wrong with my grades. I just moved to Camden County, and they are still trying to get my transcripts from Glynn Academy. My grades should be fine once they transfer over though."
Vonashek was actually in Atlanta this past weekend, and had the opportunity to see the Georgia Tech campus up close with a small group of prospects.
"I had already taken a trip to Duke, so I was excited to compare visits between ACC schools. Georgia Tech had a little bit more than Duke did. Coach (Lamar) Owens talked to me the whole trip, which was different than other colleges because he was talking to a me a lot and giving me a lot of information. I enjoyed it."
Vonashek's older brother played football in college as well, going to school in Wyoming before deciding to transfer closer to home. The younger Vonashek says that he has learned from his brother's experiences and that he does not want to make a similar mistake. He says that he has a set group of conferences in which he would ideally like to play his college football.
"The ACC, the SEC, and the Big Ten are the three conferences that I would like to choose from."
With it still being relatively early in the recruiting process, Vonashek has a way to go before he makes his final college decision. However, he has already begun the process of making a list of favorites.
"Alabama, Georgia and Florida are schools that are sticking out to me right now, but I have to wait until I go on those visits and talk to the coaches and see the schools before I make up my mind."