[Story posted at 10:35 p.m. Saturday]
On Saturday, Georgia Tech offered Jay Woods, a 6-3, 275-pound defensive tackle from Jackson High School.
“When I got there, they told me that Coach [Paul Johnson] needed to see me,” Woods told the AJC. “I went to his office, and [Johnson] said I like your academics, I like your film and I want to offer you a scholarship.”
“I was like ‘wow.’ I wasn’t expecting it. I really like Georgia Tech a lot, so it meant a lot to get an offer from them.”
Woods said he also has offers from Arkansas, Duke, Missouri, Louisville, Purdue and Ole Miss. He has a 3.9 GPA and plans to major in Pharmacy or Physical Therapy.
“I really don’t have any leaders right now,” Woods said. “I’m just taking anything and everything in while visiting schools. I’m looking at the options, looking at the pros and cons.”
Also, WR-DB Brandon Facyson was offered by Georgia Tech on Saturday. He’s a 6-2, 179-pounder from Northgate High School who also has early offers from North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Louisville. Facyson has a 3.9 GPA and wants to be a heart surgeon.
“Coach Johnson told me that he liked what I do on and off the field,” Facyson told the AJC. “He said ‘We feel like you’re the type of guy who can represent our school up to its reputation. He offered, and I was very excited. Georgia Tech is amazing. I toured it and I loved what I saw. It’s amazing with its athletics and academics.”
Facyson, who claims no favorites, said he was offered by Georgia Tech as an “athlete” who can play WR or DB. He said he would like to get evaluated by UGA, Clemson, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Vanderbilt, among others.
Also, Westminster’s Harrison Butker, who is considered the state’s top kicker for 2013 and holds a Georgia Tech offer, also visited with the Yellow Jackets on Saturday.
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