Gantt happy with early commitment

Buford, Georgia A Back Xavier Gantt was the first verbal commit in the Georgia Tech 2016 recruiting class. Since his commitment, Gantt has been working to help recruit additional players to the class.

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Following his verbal to Tech, Xavier continued to have schools reach out to him. That didn’t last very long. “I guess all of them see me as a solid commit to Georgia Tech and it has really slowed down to basically nothing.” Xavier is happy that he made the early commitment. Xavier knew that there was no reason to extend his recruitment and waste his time. “I knew Georgia Tech was where I wanted to be and I pulled the trigger.” Gantt had seen friends wait to see what offers they could get and then not have a scholarship available at their school of choice. “I never looked back once I committed to Georgia Tech."

Since his commit, Gantt has stayed in touch with Coach Ted Roof. “I try to call him every week and talk to him and see how things are down there. I keep him up to date on how I’m progressing as I go through summer workouts.” Xavier feels that he couldn’t ask for a better coaching staff than the one at Tech.

Xavier and his fellow 2016 commits keep in touch and have already started to build the chemistry that they’ve seen from the current Tech players. “I really like the guys we have coming in now and I’m looking forward to helping Tech get more recruits to commit."

Ponchatoula, Louisiana offensive lineman Donavaughn Campbell is one of those recruits. Campbell took an extended visit to Tech. He has been talking to the coaches and players on his visit. “I know he is a current commit to LSU but I feel he is really warming up to what Georgia Tech represents and can offer him.” Xavier feels that Campbell would be a huge get for Tech if he were to flip.

Xavier has also talked to several other recruits. “I feel we will be seeing some action for Tech pretty soon."

With practice getting ready to start at Buford, Xavier may not get a chance to visit before the end of the summer. "I do know I will be at every home game except for one. We have family commitments for that weekend.” Gantt is anxious to see Tech play and reach their goal of an ACC championship.


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