Visit seals the deal for Ponchez-Mason

Georgia Tech has had recent success signing recruits from the state of Tennessee. Tech continued the pipeline Monday when they received a commit from Gallatin running back Jordan Ponchez-Mason.

Tech safety coach Andy McCollum was the first to get the news when Jordan sent him a text earlier today. “He texted me back and said “call the boss”. Jordan called Coach Paul Johnson and let him know that he wanted to end his recruitment and commit to Tech.

Coach Johnson asked Jordan if he was completely sure and Jordan let him know that he was. “He welcomed me to the Tech family and said he was very happy to have me on board. He said I will be a valuable addition to the offense."

Jordan will start out at B Back when he arrives at Tech. “Coach Johnson said that with my versatility that I could also be used at A Back.” Jordan is used to carrying the ball a lot so he likes the idea of playing B Back. “Wherever they want me to play is fine.”

The weekend official visit to Tech sealed the deal for Jordan. “The players treated my mom, dad, and little brother like family.” Jordan felt that he already had friendships with players in the recruiting class. “That makes it easier to make the transition from high school to college.” The highly ranked business school also played a big role in his decision.  

Tech safety Jalen Johnson hosted Jordan on the visit and the two hit it off. “He told me how much he loves it there and that I couldn’t make a better choice.” The highlight of the trip for Jordan was meeting Johnson and the other players. “Getting to know my teammates is what makes or breaks a visit.”

Jordan’s relationship with Coach McCollum stood out to him throughout his recruitment. “He kept it real and never told me anything he thought I wanted to hear. He told me everything that is the truth. That was nice."

Gallatin High School will be holding a signing day ceremony for Jordan and several of his teammates. "My high school likes their sports and they will do something special for the players that sign on February 1st. I got that day circled on my calendar." 

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