The trip to Tech today was in Beal's words "amazing". "Coach (Brian) Bohannon met me and and told me that Georgia Tech was offering me a scholarship. He said that he and Georgia Tech wanted to be the first school to offer me and show me how much they really want me there."
Beal and Coach Bohannon talked about the academic side of things and the value of a Georgia Tech degree. "He pointed out how many players come back to finish their degree."
They also discussed how Tech puts receivers in the NFL. "He proved to me that this offense can and does put players in the NFL." Receivers Calvin Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, Stephen Hill, and Kevin Cone are former Tech players currently in the NFL.
The academic side of things is appealing to Beal. He hopes to major in computer engineering or mechanical engeneering. "That is big plus for Georgia Tech right there."
Getting his first offer is special to Emanuel. "You don't forget your first offer and you have that team always in your recruiting picture." Beal likes the way Tech puts players in the NFL as well as their prestigious academic reputation.
Emanuel can't say enough good things about the visit. "It was off the charts. I give it a solid 20 to be honest." Beal plans to return to campus when spring practices begin. He will also be attending the spring game and the first game of the 2013 season.
Academics, the strength of the school's football program and the size of the campus will be factors for Emanuel in making his decision. "Georgia Tech is the perfect size."
Look for Beal to make his college choice following his senior season. "I want to go through and make sure I make the best decision for me and not rush into it."