Nolley was pleased with everything about the visit. “I mean the coach is great, all of them. The atmosphere is great and it is not that far from home.” Playing close to home would make Landers mom happy.
Coaches Josh Pastner and Darryl LaBarrie both left an impression on Nolley. “Both want me to commit to Georgia Tech. They are telling me that I could come in and make an immediate impact as a freshman.” Landers feels that the Tech offense would be a good fit for his game. “I can play in multiple sets on offense and I feel that on defense I can play zone, man to man or whatever type of defense the coaches at Tech would use.”
The visit also included a tour of the campus, a visit to the training room, and a talk with the academic advisors. “They told me ways to make sure I keep up both on and off the court if I came to Georgia Tech.”
The visit reinforced Landers’ impression of Tech. “Tech is always up there for me in my recruitment. They are one of the teams I like very much.” Before he narrows his list, Landers wants to take some additional visits. When we last talked to Landers, Georgia Tech, Georgia, and Florida State were the three schools recruiting him the hardest. That list now has a slight change. “I would say it is Georgia Tech and most likely UConn and Georgia.”
Landers has begun planning which schools he’ll visit this summer. ““I will go back to Georgia Tech for another visit for sure.” Virginia Tech and Mercer are two schools that are trying to get a visit from Nolley. He has already visited Auburn and Georgia.”
Will Landers still be making his decision in the early signing period? “That is what I am hoping to do. That is my plan thus far.”
Looking ahead, Landers has an idea about how he’ll approach his college career. “If you ask me right now, I see myself probably staying one or maybe two years.” Landers’ dad played at LSU and he plans to go to him for advice on that subject. “He tells me to be prepared, train harder, and not become complacent.”