August 19th marked the start of his first official visit. Jose traveled to Atlanta to visit Georgia Tech. Jose rated the visit a ten. "Georgia Tech is an awesome place. It’s a place that any high school player would
love to play.” Having a chance to play in the ACC and playing at a school that has a rich tradition for point guards are two things that stood out to Jose. “I think the new staff can turn the program around.”
When it comes to describing Jose as a player, those that have watched him describe him as a winner. He’s a tough defender who makes good decisions from the point. Playing with either hand is a strength in Jose’s game.
The Tech staff feels that Jose can bring a mental toughness to the program. “Coach (Josh) Pastner feels that I have the mental toughness to play in the ACC and to get major minutes as a freshman.” Coach Pastner looks for Jose to continue his overall game. “He loves the way I run the floor and take command at the point.”
Alvarado looks at Coach Pastner as a coach that relates to his players. Jose feels that after Coach Pastner gets his players in place that he will show that he is a winner. “He loves where he is. I think he’ll have Tech back on track quicker than people think.”
The Tech campus and the facilities were two of the things that stood out to Jose on his visit. Living in a city that has the Hawks, the Braves and the Falcons was also a Plus in Jose’s eyes. “Coach Pastner has surrounded the program with great people that can make the players better. That is one thing I’m looking for in a college.”
Jose is also looking for a school where he feels comfortable as an athlete, a student and as a basketball player. “I just want to be comfortable around all the people and coaches at the school.”
A date for Jose to make his college choice has not been determined yet. He feels that he’ll most likely make his decision in the early signing period unless some drastic takes place that will force him to move his decision back to the April signing period. "My parents and my head coach will give me valuable input on the colleges but in the end it will be my decision to make."
Jose feels he have a good idea when it will be the right time to make his decision. “I’ll make sure that I make the right choice the first time around.”