Johnson Impressed by Georgia Tech Visit

Oneonta, Alabama safety Jalen Johnson gave his verbal commit to Georgia Tech last May. Johnson missed most of his senior season with a season ending knee injury. Tech never waivered on their commitment to him and last weekend Johnson took his official visit to Georgia Tech.

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Johnson was impressed with everything they did on the visit. "It just made me know that my decision to go here was the best decision I could have made."

Georgia Tech safety Domonique Noble and linebacker Tremayne McNair hosted Jalen on the visit. "They are great guys and they had nothing but great things to say about their time at Georgia Tech."

On Friday, Johnson spent time with the other recruits and went out to dinner with them and some of the current players. "I can tell that our class is a tight knit group. We have good chemistry."

Saturday Jalen toured the campus and got to see what is expected of a student-athlete. "It is exciting to know that in June I will be at Georgia Tech and ready to begin my career." Johnson is looking forward to getting back to campus.

Jalen also met with the coaches to talk about his rehab. On January 27th it will be five months since Jalen was injured. "I'm way ahead of schedule and that was good news to Coach (Ted) Roof." Jalen is already running and doing squats and the next step will be to get ready for full strength and conditioning.

Coach Roof told Jalen to be ready to come in and compete. Competing for a job on special teams will be the first step for Jalen. "He told me I would be playing safety but he wasn't sure if I would be at free safety or strong safety."

Spending time with the commits and current players was the highlight of the trip for Johnson. "We had a lot of fun hanging out and talking about making Georgia Tech better." Jalen felt comfortable with all his future teammates.

Look for Jalen's letter of intent to be one of the first received by Tech on signing day. "I want to get it in as soon as I can." Later that day Jalen's school will hold a ceremony for the athletes signing letters of intent.


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