One day, Pat Gamble wants to be a doctor so he can help invent medicines, improve vaccines and find cures for medical diseases and illnesses.
He will play a little football before then.
Gamble committed to Georgia Tech on Tuesday, becoming the ACC school’s third commitment in four days. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive lineman from Central Carroll High School said he picked Georgia Tech over scholarship offers from Stanford, UGA, South Florida, Virginia and Ole Miss, among others.
“I felt comfortable at Georgia Tech; I knew it was the place for me to go,” Gamble told the AJC. “I have a good relationship with the coaches and I liked the environment and the coaches. It’s not too far from home. I felt like it was a good place for me to go.”
He called Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson to give him the news on Tuesday. “Coach Johnson said he was very excited. He was happy about me coming there and being part of the Georgia Tech family.”
What made Gamble commit on Tuesday? “Georgia Tech is where I wanted to go. Instead of holding it in, I thought I should go ahead and tell everybody. Now that I made that decision, I can focus on my last season of high school football. I can focus on making myself the best player mentally and physically, and help my team be the best it can be.”
Gamble has a 3.9 GPA and said he plans to major in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech, then attend medical school. “One of my family members is in that medical field. I visited with them, they showed me the lab, and they explained how they help people in so many ways. I really liked everything about it. I want to help people, too.”
Georgia Tech now has 5 commitments for its 2012 football recruiting class — all 5 with Georgia connections. Here are the two latest:
DE Francis Kallon, from London, England, via Central Gwinnett HS (go here for full story)
LB Tyler Stargel, native of Jasper, Ga. (go here for full story)
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog Got a recruiting item? firstname.lastname@example.org
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