The Sandy Creek star wide receiver Alex Chisum has been busy the past few weeks. It all started with Junior Day at Georgia a few weekends ago. Chisum had already seen UGA before but really enjoyed the trip.
"It was great. I got to meet a lot of the players and the coaches. I got to see more of the dorms this time, and the facilities. Overall, it was good trip."
The next weekend Chisum was in Duluth, Georgia for the Scout.com Showcase. While there, he measured in at 6-2 1/2 and 179 pounds and impressed with a 38.5 inch vertical jump, a 7.01 in the three cone, a 4.15 in the shuttle, and a 4.59 in the forty. He hardly needs any more attention though, as he is hearing from Arkansas, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana, LSU, Oregon, and Wake Forest. Chisum also holds three offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky and Mississippi State.
He has been able to visit Georgia, Georgia Tech, and was at Notre Dame for a camp last year. Chisum says he'll be at Alabama's Junior Day on February 20th and that he'll try to see other schools in the future. On Saturday the 13th, he was on Georgia Tech's campus and was able to take in a short visit there and came away open-minded about the Yellow Jackets.
"They are very much interested in me. I got a chance to sit down with Coach (Paul) Johnson. The wide receiver coach Buzz Preston (also his recruiting coach) was telling me what they look for in a wide receiver and that they actually do pass the ball. I was able to get a good look at the facilities, the weight room, and just a good look at the school."
Before that trip, Chisum didn't really think too much of the Jackets. Things seem different now, though. "Before today, my interest in Tech was not high," he said, "but after today it increased my interest level. I wouldn't rule them out."
Chisum lists a top three of Cincinnati, Kentucky, and Oregon. However, if some of the schools closer to home offer, for instance the in-state schools, they would certainly be up there. While distance isn't a main factor, he says it wouldn't be so bad to be close to home and his family.