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"I guess the hardest part of the move was adapting to new things. You know a new environment, a new school, new people, but I feel like it was a blessing in my life because I got to experience a lot of cool things that I otherwise would definitely not have gotten to experience."
"Well when I moved little did I know that I moved into one of the toughest regions of 5-A football in Alabama, so everything was different: coaching, practice, preparation, talent, speed of the game, you name it, it was on another level. But I [was able to] fit right in and adapted quickly."
"Being offered by Georgia Tech was the culmination of all my hard work and effort that I have put in since I was young."
"Coach Larry Williamson (at Jasper Middle School) was by far the coach that impacted me the most. Between 6th-8th grade I learned more about the game of football and about life and how each applies to the other than I have with anyone else. I have the utmost respect for him as a person and as a coach and I owe a lot of my success to Coach Williamson."
"Because it was so early in the process I was just starting to get offers. I had a list of small schools that had offered me and when I visited Georgia Tech I really fell in love with the place and I felt like I didn't need to wait around for any other schools and that if Georgia Tech was willing to offer me then that I should commit then so that's what I did."
"I wouldn't say it was a huge factor. I still have family there I can go see and can go to the games, but I just love Atlanta. It's a great city with a lot to do."
"I feel very good about this class, especially defensively. The coaching staff did a great job of getting some big time defensive lineman in this class and some great athletes in the secondary. Offensively, I think Coach Johnson hit the jackpot with quarterback Justin Thomas from Prattville, Alabama, who will make the spread option look more explosive than it ever has with his 4.3 speed."
"I love Coach Johnson. He is always telling funny stories and cracking jokes and is very personable. I think the way people see him on the sidelines is his gameday face; just like when you see players focused and serious and ready to go, that's how Coach Johnson is on gameday."
"Well to reach your personal goals you have to come in expecting great things of yourself, so I'm taking the next five months to prepare for the next level. I hope to be a contributor on special teams as a freshman and work my way up from there."
"Just like I said, expect great things."