Albert Rocker: "Loved the trip"

Albert Rocker made the trip to Atlanta over the weekend to meet the coaches and players and take in the homecoming festivities – he "loved the trip." Arriving in Atlanta shortly after 1 PM Saturday, he followed the lead of many Georgia Tech students by grabbing a bite to eat at the world-famous Varsity before the game.

Albert Rocker made the trip to Atlanta over the weekend to meet the coaches and players and take in the homecoming festivities – he "loved the trip." Arriving in Atlanta shortly after 1pm Saturday, he followed the lead of many Georgia Tech students by grabbing a bite to eat at the world-famous Varsity before the game. He also had the opportunity to hang out with the players in the players' lounge as they prepared for the game and said he talked extensively with Calvin Johnson.

During his visit he also spent time networking with other recruits, including Nick Claytor, Roddy Jones, Kyle Jackson and Cedric Everson. Rocker commented, "I was so excited when I got a text message from Coach Gailey telling me that Cedric Everson committed. I was talking to him at the game, and he said at the summer camp he was mad because he ran a 4.3 forty because he thought he would do better."

Accompanying Rocker on the trip were his parents, whose high regard for Georgia Tech was only reinforced by their visit. "They love Tech. The team Chaplin, Derrick Moore reached out to them. He was telling them how it was there. He was telling them about the players and their character. I can tell the players have so much class and character. It's not like other schools where you're fighting every week."

The Alabama senior and the other recruits cheered the Jackets on as Georgia Tech defeated Miami 30-23 and took control of the Coastal Division in the ACC. Albert happily declared the homecoming atmosphere was "crazy" at Bobby Dodd Stadium. He came away impressed with the Yellow Jackets' performance stating, "Tech played a great game."

During the game, the recently-committed linebacker recruit paid close attention to Tech's current linebackers and the overall defense. "I think the Tech defense is awesome. Phillip Wheeler – I can't get enough of him. He was making every play on the field and so was K-Mike Hall. I think they're great linebackers."

Albert hopes to follow in their footsteps and continue the success that the Yellow Jackets linebackers have enjoyed the past couple of seasons. He understands the importance of player coachability in reaching that goal. "If you tell me to rush the passer, I'll go get the passer. If you tell me to blitz, I'll blitz. If you tell me to play the run, I'll play the run. I'll do whatever is asked of me"

After the game, Albert and his family headed home to Alabama so they could attend church on Sunday and he could have one final day of rest before his own regular season ends this Friday. The Senators are currently 7-1 after losing last week, but are still ranked 10th in the state of Alabama in 6-A. They hope to get back on the winning track and head into the playoffs with a full head of steam. Their first playoff game will be held on November 10th.


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