Charleston, South Carolina lineman Michael Preddy made his long awaited official visit to Georgia Tech last weekend. Preddy made the trip with his family. The visit re-enforced Preddy's desire to get his college career started.
" I loved the visit so much that I wish I could start my Georgia Tech career right now." Michael's mom, aunt, and cousin also made the trip to Atlanta. "My mom wanted me to sign my LOI right then there and start classes on Monday." Michael's mom loved Atlanta so much that she is now making plans to move to Atlanta.
Preddy was hosted on the trip by offensive lineman Freddy Burden. "He was all positive about Georgia Tech and really made the time there a great one." Burden showed Preddy the ins and outs of being a student-athlete at Georgia Tech.
The coaches also spent time with Preddy to discuss his role with the team. They let Michael know that he'll most likely be staying at offensive tackle. While not talked about that much, moving to the defensive side of the ball has not been completely ruled out.
The highlight of the trip for Michael was getting a chance to spend time with his future teammates. "We have good chemistry and everybody is on the same page. Our goal is to be the best team in the ACC."
Georgia Tech commit C.J. Leggett and recruit Myles Autry were also taking their official visits with Preddy. "C.J. and I wanted to hit the workouts when we were there. We are both ready." Michael is looking forward to the workout plan that the strength and conditioning staff has ready for him.
Preddy didn't spend as much time with Autry as he did with Leggett. "Myles hung out with his brother a lot and they were having a great time. If you ask me, I think we have a great chance to land Myles. He seemed to be having a great time and hitting it off with everyone."
During this time of the year other schools try to get players to flip. However that hasn't been a problem with Preddy now and even since he made his commitment. "Once I made my commitment, there was no changing my mind. It was a done deal in my mind." Schools like Rutgers, Coastal Carolina, Louisville, and Wake Forest have tried but told "Thanks but no thanks, I am very happy with my choice."