Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson didn’t waste any time with greeting his newest recruit, Monroe Area’s Stephon Tuitt.
Johnson rearranged his travel plans to meet in person with Tuitt on Wednesday afternoon. One day earlier, the 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive end switched his commitment from Notre Dame to Georgia Tech.
“Coach Johnson just welcomed Stephon to the Georgia Tech family,” Monroe Area coach Matt Fligg said. “[Johnson] didn’t say anything Notre Dame, or about the issue of Tuitt switching his commitment. That never came up. They talked strictly about Georgia Tech.”
They met for about an hour and were joined by athlete Demontevious Smith, Tuitt’s high school teammate and fellow Georgia Tech commitment. Smith picked Georgia Tech over Virginia Tech last weekend.
“Coach Johnson shook both of their hands and congratulated both on being Yellow Jackets,” Fligg said. “The rest of the time, they talked about [football] war stories and their futures at Georgia Tech. The visit went really well.”
Fligg said Tuitt looked like an entirely different person at school on Wednesday. “There was so much pressure on this young man. He was very relieved [for the switch] to Georgia Tech to be over with. He was very happy.”
– By Michael Carvell, AJC College Recruiting