Eric Stokes enjoys Atlanta on Georgia Tech visit

Eastside High School (Covington, GA) junior running back Eric Stokes’ speed is gaining the attention of schools around the South. Last Sunday Stokes made a return visit to one of those schools for their Junior Day.

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The trip to Georgia Tech was the fourth for Stokes. Eric attended their camp last summer. His 40 time attracted the attention of Coach Paul Johnson. Stokes also made a return visit in the summer to meet with the coaches and academic advisers. That visit was followed by a visit for the Florida State game. “The Junior Day visit ranked right up there with my three other visits.”

Eric was greeted on the visit by Coach Joe Speed who then took Stokes to meet Coach Johnson. The coaches talked to Eric and the other recruits and the football program, the academics, and the city of Atlanta. “Atlanta is one of the things that Tech has over so many other schools.”

The recruits also split into offensive and defensive groups and finally into position groups to watch film. “Coach (Lamar) Owens remembered me from summer camp and welcomed me back. Stokes was reminded by Coaches Owens, Johnson, and Cook that GT will always have three running backs on the field. “All the running backs liked that statement.”

Coach Johnson and Coach Owens talked to Eric about an offer. Tech has Eric’s transcripts and are now waiting on his ACT score before they officially offer him. “They said I had a verbal offer at this time and once they received my test scores, I could commit to them.”  

The campus was one of the things that stood out to Eric on the visit. He liked the idea of having the Braves and Hawks right there if we wanted to attend a game.” I also loved putting on the jersey. It just looked great to me.”

The four trips to Tech has them as one of his favorites. "I love the fact that Tech is only about 45 minutes from home and they fit the factors I have set up for myself for picking a school." Eric is looking for a school with a strong business management program and he’ll also be looking at the depth chart at running back.

Following his visit to Tech, Eric plans to take Junior Day visits to Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, and Georgia Southern. Eric also plans to return to Tech to watch spring practice and the spring game. Top Stories