Luallen a frequent flyer to Atlanta

4-star quarterback and Georgia Tech commit Jordan Luallen made it to Atlanta again last Saturday for the Duke game. He took the time and shared some thoughts of the game, Tech, and recruiting with us.

4-star quarterback and Georgia Tech commit Jordan Luallen made it to Atlanta again last Saturday for the Duke game. He took the time and shared some thoughts of the game, Tech, and recruiting with us.

How was your trip?

"It was a great visit as usual. It was pretty weird though. Usually a couple of people recognize me and talk to me, but this time it seemed like every other person recognized me and was talking to me. I'm not used to that. It was cool. Tech, they played great against Duke. Jaybo threw the ball awesome, Bebe (Demaryius Thomas) had a great game, Jon Dwyer-he always runs well, and the defense was straight nasty. I got to talk to the coaches and me and [Tech lineman commit Raymond] Beno got to hang out so that was nice. Also, having [high school teammate Luke] Swift there was good. It was really special to have my best friend there with me and to think he might have a chance to come play with me at Tech."

You mentioned Jaybo throwing well and Bebe's great game. How exciting was that to see Tech passing so much, were you surprised?

"I wasn't surprised. The coaches always told me they would pass. They had once thought I was worried about that, even though I was only worried about finding the right fit more than them not passing. They had always told me they'd pass as much as they had to to win. Duke wasn't very smart to put a 5-10 cornerback on a 6-4 receiver who weighs 230 pounds. But, it was definitely exciting to see. I was really pumped up!"

Who were some of the recruits (non-commitments) there?

"Not a lot that I recognized. Stephen Hill was there with Kenny Gilstrap. They were cool. I actually talked a lot with Hill on Sunday. We hit it off. He's a good kid and a cool guy. He seems to have his head on straight and is looking for the right things in a school. It was exciting to talk with him."

Who are some other recruits you keep in touch with?

"Orwin Smith, I talk with him a lot, Jamal Patterson, Stephen, and Daniel Hood. That's all right now."

So how do you approach basically recruiting them?

"Well, I don't do it dirty. I may kid around some here and there, but I respect other schools just as Georgia Tech does. Georgia Tech doesn't bring down another program. I try to keep the same approach in order to keep the respect Tech has."

Jordan is certainly the leader of this recruiting class and is working hard to help build it up before February.


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