Georgia Tech and UGA may have to use the home-state connections to get a big and bright red Chick-fila-A built on the center of campus.
It may be a pretty big deal in college football recruiting.
A linebacker from Birmingham, Ala., who is now dubbed “The Chick-fil-A recruit” selected Auburn over Clemson to both attend college and play football — partly because of the fast-food restaurant that has its headquarters in Atlanta.
Cassanova McKinzy of Birmingham, Ala., signed with Auburn on Wednesday and gave some of the reasons for his choice to a local TV station:
“(It was) kind of the environment and plus they had no Chick-fil-A on campus. You had to go like, probably like 15 minutes off campus to go to like a real restaurant. Their café was kind of small.”
Here’s the link the video.
Who knew that food was so important in recruiting? Then again, one of UGA’s top recruits, 4-star tailback Todd Gurley out of Tarboro, N.C., couldn’t stop talking about the food at Georgia before committing last month. Here’s what Gurley had to say to ESPNHS:
My next top school is UGA, which is a school I visited three times and I see why people say it’s a great school. First of all, the food is the best and that’s my favorite thing about the school …
We know Georgia Tech and UGA have Chick-fil-A in the student cafeteria but we’re talking about erecting the super-sized franchises on campus. Now Georgia Tech and UGA both have The Varsity Restaurants near campus. It’s not Chick-fil-A but it’s good. There’s also Waffle Houses within walking distance.
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