Russell Has Top Two

Scout.com caught up with John Russell at his visit with Georgia Tech and had a quick chat with this fine young man. John was on his first day of his two-day mid-week visit with Georgia Tech.

John, how's your visit going thus far? "I have to say I am having a great time here. So far it has been really good."

What has impressed you so far on your visit? "I look around and see how Georgia Tech is making a lot of improvements and I see a lot of great, young talent on board. Georgia Tech has a lot of speed on the team, impressive. I noticed a lot of voluntary workouts and in fact I got to see a lot of the players doing voluntary work-outs in the weight room."

When you say improvements, are you speaking of team improvement or facilities? "I'm speaking more so in terms of team improvements. I see Tech finished with a .500 record in the ACC and a 7-5 overall record and given the strength of the ACC, people feel that they had a good season. With what Georgia Tech has coming back, they are a strong contender for the ACC crown.

Lee Corso mentioned that Georgia Tech would contend for the ACC title during the Champ Sports Bowl, would you agree? "Yes sir, I would. I feel Tech has a strong team for next season."

How do you feel about the facilities? "I'm not a person that gets hung up on the facilities even though Tech's are great. I'm more of a people person and a coach person and the coach has to be someone that I like a lot for me to choose that school. I try and not over analyze my decision, just go with what I think is the best feel for me."

So, the remaining schools, how do they stack up? "I will be canceling my visit to Duke and make my decision from Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and Louisville. Right now it is Georgia Tech and Wake Forest at the top with Louisville behind them."

When can we expect a decision from you on a commitment? "I will make decision tomorrow after my visit is through here."

John and I have set up a time for us to discuss his decision. Stay tuned for his breaking news.


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