Jordan Redmond takes in two day tour of GT

Osceola High School Florida defensive lineman Jordan Redmond has already received double-digit offers. Last weekend, Redmond and his high school coach spent two days visiting one of the schools showing him interest.   

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Jordan’s coach was visiting family in Atlanta and he made the trip with him last Friday. The trip also included a visit to Georgia Tech. “The trip was so good that we came back to Georgia Tech on Saturday. I had a very good time there.”

Seeing the facilities was one of the highlights of the trip for Jordan. He saw the weight room, the indoor facility, and the plans for the new locker room. “I will tell you that the academic facilities caught my eye the most.” Jordan wants to major in Mechanical Engineering and Coach Mike Sewak showed him the academic side of things. “You always hear that Georgia Tech is on the cutting edge on academics. I saw firsthand why they are.”

Coach Sewak has been recruiting Redmond since his sophomore year. “We’ve hit it off well over the past couple of years.  He checks in with me every chance he gets. I like that sometimes we talk about just how my life is going and not recruiting.  He shows he cares about me.”

On the first day of the visit, Jordan caught up with Tech offensive lineman Parker Braun. “We played together when he was in Florida. Parker is a great guy.” Jordan also knew that older brother Trey played for Tech and it wouldn’t surprise him if younger brother Josh also ended up at Tech. “Parker loves it there and he busted his tail to be a starter on the offensive line as a true freshman.  Josh sees this and knows he will get a true shot at playing early.”

Day two of the visit was devoted to the academic side of things. Jordan also got to see more of the campus. “I love how the campus is set in downtown Atlanta.”

Redmond feels that Tech will be a school that will be a major player in his recruitment following the visit. “I love the school, the team and how they are combined to be the best in both sectors.  That is a rare combination in today’s college football world.”

Coach Sewak and Jordan talked about an offer while on the visit. “He said one would be coming but Coach (Paul) Johnson was out of town on a coaching clinic and he wanted a chance to talk to me.  He told me not to worry about that. He said that a player with my academics, drive to be great on the field and in the classroom will not have a problem getting an offer from him.”

Close to 20 schools have already verbally offered Jordan. Kentucky, Syracuse, South Florida, and Wake Forest are among the schools that have offered. Kentucky was the first offer for Jordan. “The way things are going, I hope to get more Power Five offers, especially from Georgia Tech. This visit really opened my eyes up about Georgia Tech.”

At 6’1”- 292 Coach Sewak feels that Redmond would make a perfect 1 technique nose tackle. “I play there now and basically every spot on the defensive line for my high school so that is perfect.”


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