Jose Alvarado (Nick Koza)

Alvarado: GT best fit for me

Christ the King, NY point guard Jose Alvarado had narrowed his list of schools to Georgia Tech, Rutgers, and Seton Hall. Thursday afternoon Jose made the decision to take his talents to Atlanta to play for Coach Josh Pastner and Georgia Tech.

The decision was not an easy one for Jose. "As it got closer to the date and time that I set it made me realize how hard it was reaching my decision. Choosing Georgia Tech was the best decision for me.” Jose felt in his heart that he had made the right decision. “A lot of people thought I was going to go to Rutgers or Seton Hall but in the end, Georgia Tech was the best fit for me."

The official visit to Tech last month was one of the deciding factors that led to Jose choosing Tech. “It just felt like the best spot for me both athletically and academically.” Jose felt comfortable with the coaches and the players. “Ever since my visit, I saw playing in the ACC as a great opportunity."

Jose felt that Coach Pastner and his staff would get the best out of him and help him to turn around the program. “Coach Pastner is tireless. It showed in his recruitment of me.” Alvarado was impressed with the way the Tech staff came in and did a great job of recruiting him in a short amount of time.

Coach Pastner has let Alvarado know that he wants him to be an impact player. Tech wants Jose to take charge and run the team. “He told me the ACC is the best conference in basketball and that it takes a special point guard with toughness and floor leadership to be a starter in the ACC. He says he expects that from me and he expects me to score (laughing). Jose feels that he is mentally and physically tough and he also feels he has the leadership qualities that Tech wants from him.

Now that he has committed to Tech, look for Jose to sign his letter of intent in November. "I can't wait to be the first recruit to sign with Coach Pastner."

Jose will now put on his recruiting hat. He wants the 2017 class to be the one that lays the foundation for the future. “I have several players that I’ll be talking to about coming in with me.” Vermont Academy recruit Jordan Nwora will be one of those players. "I know I will be talking to Jordan Nwora as much as I can. We talk a lot on Twitter. I’ll be hitting him up as much as I can."

Jose’s family is very happy with the decision. "They couldn't be happier for me. They all feel I made the right and best decision.” Top Stories