Bridges looking to return visit

Former Tennessee commit Emanuel Bridges felt that he may have been too hasty in making his decision. The Newnan, Georgia linebacker decided to reopen his recruitment. Bridges has started taking visits. Saturday Emanuel made the drive up I85 to visit Georgia Tech.

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The visit to Tech’s Junior Day was a good one for Bridges. "I got a chance to talk to every coach on the staff and I got to see the campus and the facilities.” Emanuel wants to return to see more about the school and the football team.

The Tech coaches let Emanuel know that they had been hoping that he would visit for some time now. They also let him know that he is the type of student-athlete that GT recruits. The coaches also feel that Emanuel has the ability to compete as a freshman. “They made me feel wanted.” And, to top that off, the visit led to an offer from Tech.

Bridges was impressed by the campus as well as the improvements to the facilities. Bridges saw the improvements to the weight room and the plans they had to remodel the locker room. “It’s refreshing to see a prestigious academic school also keep the athletic side in top shape.”

The Tech staff let Emanuel know that they could see him playing any of the three linebacker positions. He noted, “I feel the SAM is my best spot of the three.”

Before he left campus, the coaches let Bridges know that he has an open invitation to return to campus whenever he wants. Emanuel plans to take them up on that invitation. “They have a lot of what I’m looking for in a school.” Bridges likes the business programs with the new sports medicine emphasis as well as their connections to local corporations. “Their football program looks like it will only get better.”

Auburn and Tennessee are two other schools that Emanuel is considering visiting. “Since I opened my recruitment, I’ve wanted to get back to Tennessee to see how it felt.”

Bridges plans to enroll early so he hopes to have his college decision made by October. He plans to makes those other visits to see which school is the best fit. Bridges will be looking for a school that provides him with a strong entrance into the business world and a school that is located in an area where he would consider living after he graduates.


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