Profile - Cortez Alston
Westminster, GA defensive end Cortez Alston has five offers and has begun his Junior Day visits looking to get more. Cortez didn’t have to travel far for a recent Junior Day visit.
The visit to Georgia Tech was a learning experience for Cortez. The visit allowed him to learn more about the school and the coaching staff. “I like the coaches at Tech.” Coach Paul Johnson let Cortez know that he values his education as much as his football ability. “My mom took to that big time.”
Cortez talked to all of the Tech coaches but he spent most of his time with Coach Johnson, Coach Ted Roof, and Coach Mike Pelton. He also talked with Lamar Owens his recruiting coach. “I listened carefully to what each of them had to say.”
Coach Owens and Cortez talked about keeping in touch with each other. “He let me know that he has high hopes for me to come to Tech.” The two also talked about returning in the spring to watch practice Cortez plans to do that. Coach Roof and Coach Pelton got into football talk with Alston. They talked about defensive line schemes, technique, and overall play. “I loved talking with Coach Roof and Coach Pelton.”
Getting to see the campus was the highlight of the trip for Cortez. Cortez and his mom were also impressed with how genuine the coaches were. “I know she would be comfortable knowing that the Tech coaches were watching over my college career.”
Wake Forest is the only other Junior Day visit that Cortez has planned at this time. He’ll visit Wake on the 20th. Wake along with California Boston College, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt have offered Cortez. “I’m also hearing from Northwestern, Tennessee, Florida, and Clemson.” Cortez feels that a Northwestern offer could be coming soon.