JaWuan James visits GT

JaWuan James, North Gwinnett High School's monster offensive tackle, made a short visit to Atlanta today to check out Georgia Tech. He was able to take a look around and get a feel for what the Yellow Jackets are about. How'd the visit go?

JaWuan James, North Gwinnett High School's monster offensive tackle, made a short visit to Atlanta today to check out Georgia Tech. He was able to take a look around and get a feel for what the Yellow Jackets are about.

How'd the visit go?

"It went pretty good," James said, "I got to talk to Coach Johnson in his office. He says he really likes me a lot and likes what he sees on my film. He then offered me. It's another great opportunity, another door open."

JaWuan said he got to see the weight room, the facilities, the team locker room and Grant Field at Bobby Dodd Stadium. He also met with the academic people. He plans to major in either business management, marketing, or computer science.

What impressed him the most on his visit?

"The academic part really impressed me. They have like seventy-five tutors there on staff. The push academics first because that's what is really going to carry you through life. I like that."

Yesterday JaWuan got his 15th and 16th offers from Florida and Oregon. The Georgia Tech offer was number seventeen. An offer came in the mail today from East Carolina to put him at eighteen.

So what schools that have offered him jump out at him?

"I'd have to say Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Oregon, Clemson, and [Georgia] Tech. Oh, and Oklahoma, too."

What does James have planned in the near future?

"I am going to Alabama's Junior Day this Saturday. On February 20th, I'm going over to Clemson for an unofficial visit."

With the busy schedule, does he plan on making an early commitment?

"No, I'm going to take my time. I want to take all my visits. I want to see enough to make sure I make a good decision. It'll probably be mid-season [in the fall]."

What's most important to JaWuan when finding that right school?

"First of all, I want to be able to have a great relationship with the coaches and the people involved with the program. Second of all, I want to play for a team with a winning tradition. Third of all, I want the opportunity to be a part of that tradition early on."


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