Harvin's visit a very good experience

Sumter, S.C punter Pressley Harvin III was the first commit in the Georgia Tech 2017 recruiting class. Last weekend, the nation’s top punter made the trip to Atlanta, with his family, for his official visit.   


Pressley used the visit to get all the questions he had answered. "It was great, very informative, and a very good experience.” Pressley made the trip with his parents and little brother. “My mom loves the fact that Coach (Paul) Johnson is so attentive to his players and my dad knows I will be a big part of the team and get a great education. My little brother was in awe of Atlanta and all the players and things to do on campus."

Spending time with Coach Mike Sewak and Coach Lamar Owens was also part of the visit for Pressley. Coach Johnson now offers kickers and punters because he feels they play a big role in winning games. That made Pressley feel like a part of the Tech family. “Coach Owens talked with me about my duties and how he will be coaching me once I get to Tech. Coach Sewak told me that he felt that I would be a great addition to the team and to the school.” The three coaches answered Pressley’s questions which put him at ease.

Coach Owens showed Pressley film of Ryan Rodwell’s change to the rugby or Aussie style punting. “He told me that he wanted me to punt how I felt the most comfortable. I feel I do the best as a two-step punter but I have done well at punting camps with a one step and the rugby or Aussie style punting.” Pressley feels he’s versatile enough to do well with either style.

The most important thing that Harvin feels he learned on the visit was that he picked the best school. “All the coaches and players showed me what a special place Georgia Tech is and if I apply myself in the right way, a Georgia Tech education will carry me far in life.” Pressley loves that he be able to get a first class education while playing football.

Since the commit of placekicker Joseph Bulovas, Harvin and Bulovas have stayed in touch on Twitter and Instagram. “He is very much looking forward to coming to Georgia Tech. He knows he has some big shoes to fill with Harrison Butker graduating but he is looking forward to it."

Now that he has taken his official visit, Pressley is looking forward to signing day. His school will have a ceremony on the morning of February 1st. “I could have enrolled early but my mom felt it would be best for me to enjoy my last year of high school with my friends and then go to Georgia Tech in the summer."

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