Wide Receiver Commits to Georgia Tech

It was a big recruiting weekend for Georgia Tech, and the Jackets came away with 2 commitments. Find out more about the newest Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket.

James Johnson is a new name to most of the recruiting services, but he has been quite a hot commodity amongst schools throughout the country. This weekend he took a visit to Georgia Tech, and left as a brand new Yellow Jacket.

"I committed to Georgia Tech. Tech just has a lot going for them. Their athletic staff and their players are all really confident about the future. They also want me as a Wide Receiver and not a defensive back, like all the other schools want me as. That was a big advantage for them," James Johnson said.

Who else did Johnson consider?

"I had offers from UCF, South Carolina, Connecticut, and Nebraska. I actually visited UCONN last week, and I had visits to the other three in January, but I'm not going now. I'm 100% to Georgia Tech."

The 6'0 180 pounder hails from West Orange High School in Winter Garden, FL. This weekend, he was hosted by a current Jacket player from his hometown.

"Omar Billy was my host. He was really cool and we had a lot in common. It was helpful to find folks from Orlando in a new place like that."

What set the Jackets apart from the other teams on his list?

"Georgia Tech is just really honest. They have a real nice group of coaches. Coach Nix is recruiting me, and he's great. Coach Gailey is wonderful. He really cares about his players."

How does he fit in academically?

"Well, I want to be a computer engineer and Georgia Tech is one of the best engineering schools in the country."

How did he like Tech's atmosphere?

"Orlando is pretty big, and so is Atlanta. I had never been there, but I like how the school is in the center of the city. It has a lot to do, and it will keep me busy."

James watched Georgia Tech practice on Saturday afternoon. What did he think?

"I liked it alot. Reggie Ball is really a calm quarterback. He's really cool and he keeps them together as a team."

What were his stats last season?

"I can't really recall them right off hand, but I know I had over 1000 all-purpose yards. My coach moved me to running back when they started double teaming me on the outside. In 2002, I had 20 catches for 200 yards and 8 touchdowns."

Johnson has a 3.5GPA and a 19 ACT. He scored an 810 on the SAT as a 10th grader, but plans to take the test again to see how much he has an improved. He is a big pick up for Georgia Tech on the offensive side of the football.

Johnson joins A.J. Smith as two players to commit to the Jackets this weekend.

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