Tech Commitment Discusses Decision

<b>Gary Cismesia</b> is a strong legged kicker from Florida that has made a commitment to the Jackets. He discusses his reasons for choosing Georgia Tech.

Gary Cismesia is a strong legged kicker from Florida that has become Georgia Tech's latest public commitment. Cismesia had five field goals last season that were over 50 yards, and his longest was a 57 yarder. His coach believes in his leg strength so much that he had Cismesia attempt a 68 yarder in a scrimmage already this summer. 89% of Cismesia's kickoffs found the endzone last year, and he is only getting stronger.

We caught up with Cismesia yesterday to talk to him about his commitment to come to Atlanta.

"I wanted to get my decision over with as soon as possible so I could concentrate on my football season this year," said Cismesia. "It makes me feel more comfortable and more at ease now that I have committed. I went to Georgia Tech this summer for a camp, and I really hit it off with Coach Gailey. He made me feel very important and expressed confidence in my ability. It also didn't hurt that I wanted to major in Computer Technology."

Cismesia had one other formal offer on the season (Indiana), but kickers get offered notoriously late in the process. Cismesia was getting a lot of interest from Florida, Auburn, Miami, and Mississippi State as well, and he surely could have piled up more offers had he been so inclined.

Cismesia found the right situation for him, and he didn't need to prolong his decision any longer, and he will be headed to Atlanta next season to suit up for the Jackets. Top Stories