Johnson takes official visit to Georgia Tech

Ricky Johnson, the 79th rated wide receiver from Carencro, Louisiana, spoke with Scout.com about his visit to Georgia Tech. Ricky is currently commited to Arkansas. Did the visit to the Flats open his eyes to other possibilities? Ricky talked about the visit and what lies ahead for him before signing day.

Ricky Johnson, the 79th rated wide receiver from Carencro, Louisiana, spoke with Scout.com about his visit to Georgia Tech. Ricky is currently committed to Arkansas. Did the visit to the Flats open his eyes to other possibilities? Ricky talked about the visit and what lies ahead for him before signing day.

Ricky, how did your visit to Georgia Tech go this weekend?

"It went very well. I got a chance to tour the campus and see all the facilities. I also got a chance to bond with several players. I bonded the best with my host Dominique Reese, but that's not to say I didn't with the others. All the players made me feel very welcomed. I liked the city and campus a lot. I had a great time there."

What about the city and campus was appealing to you?

"Well, to be honest, I wasn't so sure about a college in a major city but when I got there, all that changed. The campus was very nice and the city was way better than I expected. The campus is one that you don't know you are in a big city when you are walking around. I really liked that. Then you have the city of Atlanta. What's not to like about that after seeing it first hand. I know one thing. You'll never get bored there. Plus, you can go just a little ways out of the city and you think you are in the country just like that. Georgia Tech being in a big city is a huge plus for them."

How did you enjoy the game?

"The game was great, very exciting. I enjoyed it very, very much. The atmosphere was great and it was different than other games I've been too. I liked what I saw on the field."

Can you see yourself as wide receiver in this offense?

"Yes sir, I can. In this offense as a wide receiver, you will get one on one coverage and that is a wide receivers dream because the linebackers and safeties have to worry about both A-backs and of course the B-Back and quarterback, so that leaves one on one coverage with the wide outs. I can see myself playing in this offense without a doubt."

So, how does Georgia Tech rank on your list after this visit?

"They are up there very high. They are very high on my list. I will say I am still committed to Arkansas at this point and that's because I haven't taken my official visit to Arkansas. I plan on taking it next month or January at the latest. After that visit, I will sit down and weigh all my options from the three schools I have left on my list, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, and Tulsa. I've made my officials to Georgia Tech (this weekend) and Tulsa so I feel I owe it to Arkansas to make an official to them and then decide if my commitment to them is solid."

So, you are saying that you could change schools if the visit to Georgia Tech or Tulsa is better than the official to Arkansas?

"Yes sir, it very well can. I want to weigh the academics, school environment, and the players on the team. Most of all I want to see how I fit in with the players and how I will fit in the team plans. Don't get me wrong academics are still a high priority for me too."

How about your high school, how is the team doing?

"Right now we need to win Friday night to get in the playoffs. I feel we can and once you get into the playoffs, anything can happen. We just need to take care of business Friday night and we are playoff bound."


Dale's Take:

Ricky was very impressed with Georgia Tech and the city of Atlanta. He said he had doubts about a big city but he doesn't any more. He really loved how Georgia Tech is set within Atlanta and liked the campus very much. Georgia Tech with a good showing this weekend pulled just about even or ahead of Arkansas depending on how the official visit with the Razorbacks go in December or January.


Recruits Ricky Johnson (Arkansas commit) and Roderick Sweeting (Georgia Tech commit) walk through Yellow Jacket Alley before the GT/FSU game along with their host, CB Dominique Reese.


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