Jolly Good Fellow
Mac Bryan, I played @ UGA 83-84. I walked on and earned a scholarship.It was my dream to play for UGA. Will played for GT from 2015 to 2018. My older son, Justin played baseball @ UGA 2011-2012 and Football @ GT 2014. Will committed to GT when he was in the 10th grade, the comments got so bad on the AJC, they took the story down. I got called all kinds of names for "allowing" my Son to commit to GT. UGA came to visit Will at his school to " offer". Wills Coach would not let Todd Grantham pull Will out of class to speak with him. When Will committed, he committed. So I do know both sides. I heard a ton of crap from people who never went to UGA, prob could not spell UGA... I saw what was going on at UGA when Justin was there, and knew I did not want Will to go to UGA. I wanted him to get a world class education and play at the highest level. Both my sons we able to accomplish that. When we first visited GT, my wife and I looked at each other and said, why are we going down there, no way in Hell our son is going to GT. Once we visited, meet Coach Johnson, Derrick Moore, Ted Roof and heard from several players like Freddie Burden. We were impressed. Basically most UGA fans are like Pro fans, they don't give a rats *** about the players, prob cannot name three that played 4 years ago, or find Athens on a map. GT is different. GT fans have a real connection to the school. I respect GT because they have S/A who actually have to bust their *** on the field and in the classroom. So that's kinda my story . Go Jackets.
Thank you for sharing. Thats an awesome story for sure. Nothing but best wishes and respect to you and yours.