Tech Improves Chances for Durham

Jacksonville, Florida defensive back Step Durham has been a familiar face at Georgia Tech throughout the recruiting process. Last weekend Durham and his dad made a return trip to Atlanta to seemoreof the schooland to watch Tech practice.

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Durham spent a few days at Tech and he enjoyed the trip. "It was nice to be able to spend a couple of days there and get to do a lot more than a normal practice visit."

Upon arriving Friday, Step had a chance to check out both the football and academic side of Tech. Step also spent some time with the coaches. Saturday Step had a chance to see Coach Ted Roof and Coach Joe Speed coach and interact with the players. "The players really respond to them and were very intense during the practice."

Besides talking with the coaches, the highlight of the trip for Durham was watching a local Jacksonville player practice. "A highlight was seeing Lynn Griffin intercept a pass and take it back for a touchdown. I really liked that."

Step liked what he saw from the new defensive back coaches. "Coach Roof and Coach Speed have great knowledge and they are really coaching up the players and they are responding to them from what I can tell in the practice I saw." Step feels that playing under them would help to improve his game.

The visit to Tech reinforced his opinion of the school. Tech has always been up there in Step's eyes so it would be hard to improve his opinion of the school. The trip did, however, reinforce his opinion. "They did improve their chances with me."

A few more visits could be in the works for Durham. "I haven't set them up so I won't announce those until they are set. Step does know that he will be coming back to Georgia Tech for the spring game.

Durham plans to announce his college choice during his senior season. He has five schools that he'll choose from in making that decision. "I have a top five that consists of Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State. Durham's list is not in order of preference. Top Stories