DeFoor Seeing More Interest

Calhoun High School (GA) offensive lineman Jack DeFoor was one of a large group of recruits attending the Georgia Tech-Georgia Southern game. The junior recruit was making a return visit to Tech after camping there in June.

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DeFoor and his Calhoun teammates are off to a good start this season. Jack has seen a growth spurt in the offseason. He’s now 6’4”- 260. In addition to playing left tackle, DeFoor is also playing some defense.

The atmosphere at the Tech game was something that caught Jack’s attention. “Quarterback Justin Thomas just put the team on his back and drove them to the win. That showed a lot of heart."

Before the start of the game, Jack had a chance to meet Coach Paul Johnson. They talked about the visit and DeFoor was told that Tech would continue to recruit him. “I told Coach Johnson that I loved the visit and that I would be considering Georgia Tech.”

A tour of the facilities and the campus was also a part of the visit for DeFoor. "The campus and facilities are much better than most think.” DeFoor attended the Tech summer camp knowing that they were a school he wanted to consider. That first trip to Tech felt strange to Jack because his dad played at Georgia. “He tells me that no matter what school I go to, he will pull for that school."

Tech will be looking at DeFoor’s midseason highlights before they discuss an offer. He was also invited back for an ACC game. “I'll proably come back for either Clemson or Miami.”

The game day atmosphere will be one of the factors that DeFoor will be looking at in choosing a school. Finding a school where he can get a meaningful degree and a school that his family likes will also be factors. Jack feels that Tech fits in with all those factors. Tech also has another thing going for them. “I love the city of Atlanta and the campus located within the city.”

DeFoor has an early offer from Mercer and he is hearing from Georgia Southern, Kentucky, and Wake Forest. “I feel my recruiting is beginning to take off. I am hearing from more schools as the season goes along." Top Stories