Holton Commits at GT Scrimmage

Defensive back Fred Holton from Thomasville, Georgia took in Georgia Tech's practice at the Atlanta Falcon's indoor facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Fred was very excited about coming to the practice and he left with some exciting news for the coaching staff and fans of Georgia Tech.

Fred Holton - Profile

I understand you were at Georgia Tech for their first full day in pads?

"Yes sir I was indeed. It was a good practice at a great looking facility. I really enjoyed the practice and being around the coaches and other Tech players."

How is your recruiting coming along?

"In a word, over. I have committed to Georgia Tech today. I've pretty much known all along that I wanted to come to Tech and I just wanted to clear up a few things today and I did that."

How did you let the coaches know?

"All the coaches came over to talk to me and I let Coach Johnson and Coach Spencer, my recruiting coach, that I was committing. I wanted to get it over with and get my recruiting done as I know Tech is the place for me. I wanted to take hold of this great opportunity to go to Tech and I did. It feels real good to get it out and done."

What did Coach Johnson and Coach Spencer have to say?

"They were real excited and extremely happy that I made my decision. They said I would be playing the same position Morgan Burnett plays and they really like the way I play and feel I can come in learn from him and be a big asset to the team. If Morgan goes pro early I will have a leg up on playing the position."

What made you decide to pull the string today?

"I just know Tech is the place for me. I feel real comfortable around the coaches and players and I've always known since they have been recruiting me that Tech is the place for me. I know they are building something real special and I want to be a part of that. The coaches told me how much they thought of me and how much they wanted me there so it was an easy decision to make."

Are done with your recruiting then?

"Yes sir I am. No more visits for me. I will let everyone know I am firmly committed to Georgia Tech. Even though Kansas State offered me this past week to go with offers from Ole Miss and Central Florida, it's all moot now, I am firmly committed to Georgia Tech.

Dale's Take:
Fred was very happy to say he was now a Yellow Jacket. In our last interview he said he was close to committing but wanted to make 100% sure. Well, he's 100% sure and he let it be known that he wasn't looking at any other teams and he was completely done with his recruiting. He was very excited to get his decision out there and said the coaches really made him feel like a part of the team.

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