Commissiong Wants to be the Foundation

Bishop McNamara, Maryland defensive tackle Darius Commissiong was one of the early commits in the Georgia Tech recruiting class. A midseason coaching change had Darius re-thinking his commitment

Profile - Darius Commissiong

A visit from the Georgia Tech staff helped to solidify his commit and this past weekend he made his official visit. "It re-established the reasons why I choose Georgia Tech in the first place. The trip was one that I needed to make and I had a very good time."

Darius spent time with Coach Dave Walkosky, Coach Andy McCollum, Coach Joe Speed as well as Coach Paul Johnson. "We talked about why I committed to Georgia Tech and got that back in order."

Coach Walkowsky talked to Darius about his plans for using him. "He said I had too much talent and versatility to only be used at nose tackle." Tech would like to use him in the dime package where he would slide over and play a three technique. "I would even be used as a defensive end in certain situations."

The players lounge was one aspect of the Tech facilities that got Darius' attention. "I mean that place is fantastic. It's a place where we can go to relax and enjoy ourselves in our spare time."

Darius had four players hosting him on the trip. "Louis Young, Roderick Chungong, B.J. Bostic, and Denzel McCoy were my hosts." Darius liked having two players from his area share their Tech experiences.

Commissiong and his three future teammates enjoyed their time together on their official visits. "Tolando (Cleveland) and I joked about getting number 6 for next year. We both want it so I will see what I have to do to get it (laughing)."

The four visitors and the freshmen and redshirt freshmen hit it off in the time they spent together. "We talked about being the foundation for the team and defense going forward."

The trip helped Darius to see that he had made the right decision. Originally playing for Coach Al Groh was a big part of his decision. "This visit showed me that there were many other reasons why I chose Georgia Tech and I am glad I did." Top Stories