Mark Bridges - Tech High on the List

Butler High School defensive back Mark Bridges has begun to see his recruitment take off as schools have started to stop by to see him at spring practice. One of the schools that have made an impression on Mark is Georgia Tech.

The list of schools stopping by to see Mark Bridges has grown with each day. "Teams like LSU, Auburn, North Carolina State, Marshall, and Clemson stopped by today," said Bridges. "Also, coaches from Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Auburn, and Virginia Tech have come by the past few days."

The one coach that has made an impression on Bridges since the beginning of his recruitment is Georgia Tech offensive line coach Todd Spencer. "He has me really pumped about their recruitment of me." Georgia Tech has yet to offer Bridges. "He told my coach that their staff will get together and go over players they have seen during the evaluation period and extend offers." Bridges feels he has a very good chance of getting one of those offers.

It now looks like Bridges will be attending Tech's camp this summer. "He asked my coach if I was coming to camp this summer," said Bridges. "I'm definitely coming to camp because of my interest in Georgia Tech."

Tech is high on Bridges' list because he feels he can come in and get some playing time as either a freshman or a redshirt freshman. "I love the academics there and in today's world you have to have a quality education to get somewhere," said Bridges. "Everybody knows how great an academic school Tech is." The facilities and the location of Tech's campus are two are pluses in Bridges' eyes.

Mark's parents share his feelings about Tech. "My dad really loves Georgia Tech," said Mark. He likes everything about the school." Bridges dad was impressed with the coaches he met when they made the visit to Atlanta for Tech's spring practice. "He knows what an education from that school would mean for me."

An offer from Tech would move them into Bridges top three. "I also like Wake Forest but I feel Tech would be up there if they were to offer."

Bridges will most likely wait until after his senior season to make his college choice. "I may announce it at an all-star game or even on signing day." Bridges doesn't want to close the door when there is the possibility of getting more offers

In addition to attending camp at Tech in June, Bridges and his teammates might be going to Oregon and Indianapolis for 7 on 7 tournaments. "We went to one at Virginia Tech that Nike held and we've been invited to some others." His team doesn't have a spring game so they're using these types of tournaments and combines to get exposure for their players.


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