Pickens County High School (GA) running back Shannon Brooks visited Georgia Tech Friday and then returned for their scrimmage Saturday. The visits helped convince Brooks that Tech had everything he wanted.
Brooks enjoyed both visits. "Each day just was a special feeling to me. I especially liked the one on Friday as that is when I got my offer from Georgia Tech."
The Friday visit for Brooks included a complete tour of the school. "I loved all of the facilities but I really liked the educational part of the tour." The business school, in particular, caught Shannon's eye. Following the visit Brooks was invited back for the Saturday scrimmage.
Shannon was impressed with the way the coaches worked with the players during the scrimmage. "They let them know what they doing both good and bad and either praised them or instructed them on how to do it right."
Brooks talked to Coach Paul Johnson and Coach Andy McCollum on the Saturday visit. "Coach McCollum talked me about what it's like being at Georgia Tech and Coach Johnson told me he has been watching my film and really liked what he saw." Shannon left the campus feeling great about his time there.
Shannon plans to return to watch additional practices and will also be returning for the April 18th spring game. No other visits have been planned by Brooks. "I have quite a few schools saying they are coming to watch me at my spring practice, Georgia Tech being one of them." In the meantime Shannon will continue to train for combines.
Following the Friday and Saturday visits, Shannon has Tech as his leader. "I really like them a lot. They have everything I want in a school." The education, the football and the proximity to his home are all things that Shannon likes about Tech.
Shannon will be taking his SAT and ACT soon and he'll be waiting on the results that will allow him to make his college decision. Shannon has Georgia tech as his leader and if he gets the qualifying scores, he plans on committing to the Yellow Jackets. "I know I have a little work to do but I am going to work hard to get what it takes to go to a great school, especially one like Georgia Tech."