Jose Alvarado (Nike/Jon Lopez)

Alvarado makes it official

Christ the King (N.Y.) point guard Jose Alvarado made his commit to Georgia Tech official Wednesday afternoon when he signed his letter of intent at a signing ceremony at his aunt’s house in Brooklyn, New York.

The ceremony was held in Brooklyn because that is where he started his career as a basketball player. “I wanted all my family there when I signed my letter and officially became a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket."

Jose and freshman Justin Moore are the first two recruits that have signed since Coach Josh Pastner was hired as the Georgia Tech coach. “I can tell you it felt great to sign my letter. I’m excited about my future there.”

Alvarado knows they have some work to do and feels that Coach Pastner is the right man for the job. “I know I picked the right school and the right coach and staff.” Jose is excited about having the chance to return Tech to the glory days. Coach Pastner let Jose know that he now has his point guard to lead the team on the floor. “He told me to be ready to be that guy.”

Being the leader is something that Jose embraces. “I love having the ball in my hands and being able to either score or set up my teammates to be in the right place to give us a bucket."

Now that he has signed with Tech, Jose has not wasted any time in contacting other recruits. “I called both Collin Sexton and Wendell Carter.” Jose let both of them know that they would be great additions to the team and that they would help to get the team back to the glory days sooner than expected. “I wished them well in their ceremonies and also told them I would looking to see where they commit."

Even if they don’t sign with Tech, Jose doesn’t see it as a bad sign. “I firmly believe in the coaching staff. I would stack them up against any staff in the country.” Jose knows that the staff has a good head start on the 2018 and 2019 classes. “They are tireless recruiters and will get the job done.” Top Stories