Richard, you committed to Georgia Tech when Coach Gailey was the head coach. Now that Coach Paul Johnson has replaced him, are you still a solid commitment to Georgia Tech?
"Yes sir, I am at that, especially after tonight. I am not looking at any other schools as I am firm with the decision that I have made. I am very happy with that decision."
What about tonight confirms your decision as the right one?
"Coach (Paul) Johnson and Coach (Brian) Bohannon came by for an in-home visit and they made me feel like I was part of the family at Georgia Tech."
How did the visit go?
"It went real well. I had a lot of unanswered questions, as did my parents, answered by them."
Seems they made a good impression on you. What did you think of Coach Johnson?
"He is a very good guy, real honest and that is very, very important to me. He was straight forward and told me how much he wanted me in the offense and showed me how I would fit in to the new offense. After talking to them and seeing what they had to show me, I knew my decision was the right one. I can't begin to tell you how much honesty plays a part in where I go to school and Coach Johnson didn't blow smoke or tell me what I wanted to hear, he told me what I would be doing, how I would fit into the offense and I could tell he genuinely wanted me at Georgia Tech. That cemented my decision to stay with Georgia Tech."
What running back position did he tell you to be expecting to play when you get to Georgia Tech?
"He said I would be playing the B-back position. I really liked his offense and think I will thrive in it and feel it is a good offense to run today. That was another of the main things I was looking for, how I would fit into his system and he answered all our questions."
Well then, what do you plan on majoring in when you get to Georgia Tech?
"I want to major either in Business Administration or Business Management."
Have you heard that Georgia Tech has a highly rated business school?
"Yes sir, I have and that was another plus. Not many players know this about Georgia Tech and I think it's a positive for Georgia Tech."
Do you have plans to take an official visit to Tech?
"I do at that. I plan on leaving Friday to go to Atlanta and then see how the visit goes and probably come home on Sunday."
On your other visits, your unofficial to the Clemson game and another visit during the summer) to Georgia Tech, what did you think of the campus?
"I liked that it was in a big city but liked the fact that you could be right outside your dorm and feel you are in a small town itself. It's the best of both worlds. If you want to do something downtown, you are right there. If you want to be off like in a small town, just stay on campus and you never know you're in a major city."
Richard and I have set up to talk next Sunday night to see how his visit went and how everything else is going with him. It was a pleasure talking to this young man. You can tell his parents did a great job in raising him as he is very well mannered and very articulate. Georgia Tech is not only getting a great football player but a great person as well.