Avery Showell (© Chad Simmons / Scout)

Showell woke up Sunday knowing

Cartersville, GA athlete Avery Showell was in Atlanta this weekend to take his official visit to Georgia Tech. The previous weekend Avery visited Wake Forest. Avery decided he didn’t need to wait any longer to make his decision. Avery gave his commit to Tech before leaving campus.


Showell was hosted on the visit by Tech corner Jaytlin Askew. Askew was one of two Tech early enrollees. “He knew a lot about Georgia Tech and told me how he’s loved the short time that he’s been there.” After hanging out with players like J.J. Green on Friday, Showell spent Saturday getting to see everything about Tech. Bowling with the coaches was one of the fun parts of the day for Avery.

Originally, Avery had planned to go home and think about the two official visits but all that changed. "I woke up Sunday knowing where I wanted to attend college. I already knew that Georgia Tech was where I wanted to go.” His decision made Avery’s dad happy. The two of them felt that Tech was the place where Avery could excel the most and become a better person.

Coach Paul Johnson found out about Avery’s decision when the two met Sunday morning. “He was excited and welcomed me to the Tech family. He said they were doing recruiting a bit different and I’m the type of player that will fit his defensive scheme.”

Each time that Avery compared the schools, Tech was the place he felt the best about. Avery wants to major in business and he saw that the Tech business school was one of the best in the country. Combining that with Tech’s place in ACC football and Avery knew he couldn’t have made a better choice. “Tech felt like a home away from home.     

The Tech coaches are looking at Avery as an athlete that could play a number of positions. "Athletic players like me are what they are looking for.”

Avery also spent time with several of the other recruits taking their official visits. Placekicker Joseph Bulovas, defensive end Kelton Dawson, linebacker Jaquan Henderson, and offensive linemen Charlie Clark and Zach Quinney. “We all had a great time.”

Avery and five of his teammates will be taking part in a signing day ceremony at his high school.

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