Jackson Pittman is a rising recruit from Brentwood Academy HS (TN) and he made the 4 hour journey with his mother and grandfather to take in a 2014 Georgia Tech Junior Day. . Jackson is being recruited by the Yellow Jackets to be a center.
Jackson thoroughly enjoyed the trip. "It was very good. We got in last night and went out to eat and saw the night life in Atlanta. Saturday was great, too. The whole staff went out of their way to welcome us to Georgia Tech and really make us feel at home. I would rate this trip my best thus far that I have taken."
As is typical for a Junior Day, the attendees also got a campus tour – including the facilities and also a preview of the academics. "My mom loved the way they having the tutoring system set up for the student-athletes. "
A couple of current Yellow Jacket players were also spotlighted during the tour with a talk about life at Georgia Tech. "Jamal Golden and Zach Laskey talked about how much they liked it at Georgia Tech and what it has done for them. They talked about how it is like to be a football player what a day is like in their lives. I really liked what they had to say."
It wasn't just the players that Jackson interacted with. "I talked to Coach Sewak who would be my position coach if I came to Tech and to Coach McCollum, my recruiting coach. They are both great guys and had a lot of positive things to say about me and wanting me to come to Georgia Tech. Coach Sewak said he was looking at me to be a center on the offensive line. He liked my build for the position and that he liked the way I moved to the linebackers."
Jackson also plans to come back for the Georgia Tech spring game and thinks the location is very convenient. "It is only a 3-4 hour drive but an easy one, pretty much a straight shot. If I were to go to Tech it wouldn't be that hard for my parents to come down or for me to go home for a visit."