Darren Waller, "Ready to Be a Yellow Jacket"

Darren Waller spent some time this weekend at the Junior-Senior camp at Georgia Tech. Darren thought about it on his way home from another camp and decided that Georgia Tech was the place for him. He then called the coaches and informed them of his decision to become a Yellow Jacket.

North Cobb's big safety Darren Waller has participated in two camps in the past few days. He was at Georgia Tech's camp on Saturday and then went to the Tony Franklin System Camp held at Troy. The Franklin camp was a 2 day camp that ended today. On the way home Darren had some exciting news for one team that was recruiting him.

Waller visited the Georgia Tech camp on Saturday and made the best of his performance. "It was awesome and I had a great time there." Darren talked with defensive coaches Al Groh and Charles Kelly. "I also talked with Coach (Paul) Johnson and my recruiting coach Brian Bohannon."

The Tech coaches fell in love with Waller's unique size and speed. Coach Groh mentioned that he was the type of secondary player he likes in his defense. "I like Georgia Tech a lot and it was hard leaving and not giving them a verbal."

Waller is back in Atlanta after attending the Tony Franklin Systems Camp held on Troy's campus. "It was a two day camp that I really enjoyed." On his drive home from Troy, Waller made a decision. "I called the coaches at Georgia Tech and told them I was ready to be a Yellow Jacket." Darren knew that Georgia Tech was the school for him. "It is a great feeling to be able to say I am going to Georgia Tech and be done with my recruitment."

Darren chose Tech over seven other schools. "I chose Georgia Tech over Illinois, Illinois State, Kentucky, Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, Air Force, and Marshall. Waller will not be taking anymore visits or attending any more camps. "I will concentrate on getting ready for my last year of high school."

Waller's parents are happy about his decision. ‘They will be able to see me play and they are happy I chose a school with the academic reputation that Georgia Tech has."

Darren hasn't been a commit very long and he's already begun recruiting. "I am working on Curtis Grant real hard," said Waller. "He is my cousin and I know he is interested in Georgia Tech." Grant will be going to a camp on Father's Day weekend and Waller will be working him hard to come to Georgia Tech. "It would be great to have my cousin playing linebacker with me in the secondary at Georgia Tech."


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