Matthews: Committing to GT was a fitting end

National Christian Academy basketball recruit Christian Matthews had only scheduled one official visit. Following his weekend official visit to Georgia Tech, Christian will not be needing any more visits. Saturday night Matthews committed to Tech.

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Matthews described his visit to Tech as special. Christian felt that the school sold itself to him and his parents. “The coaches and players went out of their way to show how much they wanted me there.” Seeing the facilities and the academics just reinforced Christian’s decision.

The coaches diagramed plays for Christian to show how he would fit in with the team. Coach Gregory envisions Christian playing the two or the three. “He showed me how I could cause mismatches at the two using my 6’6” height advantage.” Christian was impressed with how the staff had done their homework to prepare for his visit. “It really showed that they wanted and needed me.”

The tour of the facilities was one part of the visit that stood out to Christian. Christian was impressed with how modern they were. "I really liked the CRC building, the practice center, and McCamish.” Christian is happy that he now has his college decision behind him. “Now I can sit back and concentrate on my senior year without any distractions.”

National Christian begins practice in November so it was important to Christian to wrap up his recruitment before then. Christian wasn’t the only one that was happy with the decision. “My dad loves the staff at Tech.” His parents were also happy that all his hard work had paid off in a scholarship to Georgia Tech. Christian knows that he will be in good hands with the academic support people and he’ll also have the support of the players and coaches. “Committing to Georgia Tech was a fitting end to a great weekend.”


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