Cortez was on campus at Georgia Tech Saturday to watch them scrimmage. Alston attended the scrimmage with two of his teammates. “We had a great time watching the practice. The practice was high energy with the offense and defense going after each other.” Alston was impressed with what he saw from linebacker P.J. Davis.
Following the practice, Cortez talked with Coach Paul Johnson, Coach Mike Pelton, Coach Lamar Owens, and Coach Saeed Khalif. “Coach Johnson talked to me about my future and how he wanted Tech to be part of that future.” Johnson extended Cortez an offer during their talk. “That made me feel really good.”
The offer from Tech brings Alston’s offer total to 13. He’s also hearing from quite a few other schools. “I like how my recruiting is coming along and I’m really enjoying it.”
Tech Coach Pelton has been watching film of Cortez and has invited him back to watch practice and the spring game. “I like Tech a lot and plan to attend the spring game. “Coach Owens also gave Cortez the same message that they wanted him at Tech. “Coach Saeed told me what it was like to be a Tech man and how much being a grad from Georgia Tech would mean to me.”
Wake Forest may also be another destination for Cortez this spring. Cortez may attend some camps this summer but hasn’t decided which ones. He attended camps at Tech and USC last summer.
Alston hopes to be a business major and he talked to the coaches at Tech about their nationally ranked business school. They talked to Cortez about other majors he could pursue through the business school. “I could get into sports medicine, sports management, or even sports broadcasting.”
A college decision by the end of his senior season is still the plan for Cortez. I will basically choose a school based on the location, the coaches, and the degree the school can give me.” Cortez knows how hard it is to make it to the NFL and he wants to have a degree that will help him get a good job.