First Offer For Alan Posey

Alan Posey attended Georgia Tech's Junior Day on Saturday. The Yellow Jacket coaches had some good news for him as soon as he arrived.

When Clarke Central HS offensive tackle Alan Posey attended Auburn's Junior Day last weekend, he was definitely hoping he'd have his first offer from the Tigers. But that didn't happen. "No, they didn't offer," Posey said. "They said they haven't seen any good film on me yet. So, I got one of my high school coaches to send them a specific game tape, one where I played well. We'll see. At one point I was in a room with a bunch of other offensive lineman. Pretty much all of them had an offer but me, it was kind of weird."

Posey's second Junior Day experience turned out quite the opposite when he traveled to Georgia Tech Saturday with his father. "It was good. I really liked it. Georgia Tech has a nice campus. The academics are great. We got to see where the study halls are and stuff. I think their program is going up," Posey said about the visit. As soon as he arrived though, the good news came. "Coach [Todd] Spencer (offensive line coach) was waiting on me when I got there. We got there early. He took me up to Coach Paul Johnson's office. Coach Johnson told me they were short on offensive lineman, that a lot of theirs were converted from other positions. He said he loves my film and that he thinks I can really move and bend my knees, and get low. He said I'm just what they're looking for. So they offered me right there in the office."

Throughout the visit, Alan said he was able to talk with many of the coaches. "I obviously talked with Coach Spencer and Coach Johnson. I met Coach Groh and was able to meet with (offensive line) coach [Mike] Sewak for a good bit. I also talked with Coach Bohannon. He said he was from Athens and his father used to coach there at Cedar Shoals. So, we talked about that for a good bit."

Posey said he's excited about the opportunity to play college football, and at Tech specifically. "The coaches are really cool. You can tell Coach Johnson has a strong connection with players. Coach Spencer was very cool." The junior offensive lineman also had some thoughts on Georgia Tech's offense:

"The offense is very explosive. You might have a couple of short plays of a few yards, then you hit it for a 70-yard touchdown. I like it, I like the way they block. They are very physical. It's a nice offense, and I'd love to play in it."

At 6'5" 323 lbs, many schools are taking notice of Alan. Next up for the big guy are junior day visits at Maryland on February 13th, then to South Carolina the following weekend. Having looked at a few schools last fall which include GT, Auburn, and Georgia, where does Georgia Tech stack up with the rest looking at him?

"Right now, if they're not number one, they're definitely up at the top. I'm just going around and taking visits right now. In a couple months I'll sit down and make a list. Georgia Tech will most definitely be in the top schools."

Posey just lives a couple of miles from UGA and has attended games there as a visiting recruit. Would the hometown school have an advantage if they came through with an offer down the road for Alan?

"I grew up a Georgia fan but I'm kind of looking to get out of Athens. That's my dad's school, but he's letting it be my decision. I would consider them, but being a couple of miles from them I really haven't had much contact with them but mail."

Alan also mentioned Georgia Tech's location. Would Tech also be too close to home?

"Atlanta is a great location. The campus is nice. It's not far from home, but it's not fifteen minutes either. It's a nice location away from home."

Relationships with the coaches are going to be a big contributing factor to Alan when he makes his college choice. He has a great relationship with his high school coaches and really wants that at the next level. "I don't want to have three or four different coaches. Stability is important," he said while listing what he's looking for in a school. "How good the team is doing lately, location is important. Academics will be important, too. I'm going to graduate early in December. So, playing time I guess is a priority. Although we'll see, I might not be ready and may need to redshirt."

Posey will be attending a combine in Duluth tomorrow, but he said he won't be running or anything. He says he's just going to check it out. Top Stories