Profile - Jahaziel Lee
Ponchatoula, Louisiana athlete Jahaziel Lee committed to Louisiana-Lafayette last June. After receiving an offer from Georgia Tech that made him rethink his options and Lee traveled to Atlanta this weekend for his official visit.
After Coach Paul Johnson and Coach Bryan Cook visited Jahaziel, he knew he would like Tech. “After I experienced the official visit, I knew Tech was a place that I had to be.” Lee described the visit as an amazing experience. “It really blew me away.”
The visit sealed the deal and Lee is now a Jacket. Lee plans to major in civil engineering. Once he saw the job opportunities that a Tech degree would bring, he knew that Tech was a perfect fit from both sides, academics and athletics.
Jahaziel had a feeling as early as Friday that he was going to change his commit to Tech. He wanted to make sure so he held off on his decision to see what Saturday brought. “By Saturday, I knew 100% that Georgia Tech was where I needed to be.” Lee made it official with a handshake on Sunday.
Lee was hosted on the visit by his cousin Christian Campbell. The two caught up on what Christian has been doing since he has been in Atlanta. "It was like old times talking with Christian." Christian and Lee talked about getting Christian’s brother Donavaughn Campbell to join them. “I know I’ll be doing my best to get him to come to Tech.”
Talking to the academic people about his major was one of the favorite parts of the visit for Jahaziel. Another highlight was getting to know Jaylend Ratliffe. “He told me that after his head injury that the coaches never hesitated in honoring his scholarship. That made me even more proud to be part of the Tech family.”
Coach Paul Jonson told Lee not to worry about what position he would play but hinted that offensive tackle would be the spot he would land. “He told me not to worry about which position I would be playing but it would most likely be offensive tackle. He just wants me to come to Tech in the best condition and be ready to work hard to earn playing time.”
Lee’s parents also enjoyed the trip. “They are very impressed with the coaches and how much the players look out for one another.” It was obvious to Jahaziel’s parents that the coaches have recruited players with character. "My parents told me that the way the players talked to them, it really made an impression on them."
What’s next for Jahaziel? He has two things in mind, get Donavaughn to come to Tech and sign his letter of intent on signing day at 8 AM at his high school.