GT Commit Comments on Decision

Macon's Corey Earls is a big time playmaker on Friday night's in Central Georgia. Last week he made the next step towards making big plays on the next level when he chose to stay close to home and commit to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He talks about his decision right here with Scout.com.

"I committed to Georgia Tech this past Thursday. It just seems like a great fit for me all around with the academics and the athletics. It fit all the characteristics of a place I'd like a degree from," Corey Earls said.

When asked why he chose to end his recruitment early, Earls explained that the offer was just too good to pass up.

"Being offered a full ride to play football at Georgia Tech is not something that happens every day and I wanted to jump on the opportunity quick to let them know how interested I was. I didn't want to risk not having the chance to go there down the road."

Corey liked what he saw when he attended a game on the Flats earlier this year.

"I went to the UConn game at Georgia Tech. It was wonderful. They have a really nice crowd and of course we know that Georgia Tech has a great fan base.

How much did staying close to home factor into his decision?

"It wasn't a really big deal to stay close to home. Momma is happy about it though so that's a good thing."

Chan Gailey's offense is something that was a big positive for the Jackets during his decision process.

"The fact that they pass the ball a lot and like to get the ball in their key players hands is something I like. I like that freedom to just get the ball and go out there and make plays."

What are GT fans getting in Corey Earls?

"They're getting a player that looks for the end zone every time he touches the ball and a guy who's hard on himself and expects a lot of himself."

The Macon product is off to a great start to the season.

"I have 26 catches for 510yds and 4 touchdowns. I also have 3 kick returns for touchdown's and 2 interceptions with 1 returned for a touchdown. I also have about 30 tackles on the season."

Earls chose Georgia Tech over offers from Marshall and Tulane as well as interest from schools across the south. He is Chan Gailey's 5th verbal commitment in the class of 2006.

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