Linebacker Steven Sylvester is nearing the end of his recruiting process. He is close to announcing his college choice and says which schools it has come down to.
“It definitely may be true,” said Sylvester. “I love Atlanta and it’s basically come down to Georgia, Alabama and Georgia Tech. And Georgia Tech has been really loyal to me.”
Though GT seems to have a possible edge, it may still be a week or two before Steven says he will publicly make his choice.
In the meantime, Steven talks about a recent unofficial visit to the Tech campus. “Basically it was just a meeting with the academic people to see if they had my major – which I found out that they do,” said Sylvester. That major is Broadcast Journalism.
When making his choice, Steven will factor in proximity to home, academics and a sense of loyalty. “Basically how close it is to home because I’m an Army brat and I’ve been in Georgia half my life,” said Sylvester. “And academics definitely and how loyal they are to me because I want to play for somebody who’s going to give me all they’ve got while I’m giving it to them.”
Steven spent the day on Saturday on the Tech campus watching the individual camp with some other guys he’s gotten to know and some he had met for the first time. Several Tech players from the ’07 and ’08 class have been working on Steven trying to get him to join them as Yellow Jackets. Those guys include, “Chris (Jackson) and, of course, Kyle (Jackson), and I just met Sean Renfree today and he told me that they need me here so it seems like a real family environment,” said Sylvester. “I got a chance to meet Roddy (Jones), Nick Claytor, Jonathan Dwyer, I met all of them, I’ve been around them for a while now.”
As for the Tech coaches, they like Steven as an outside linebacker. “They told me it would either be sam or will linebacker,” said Sylvester. “They like me for my size and speed.”
Steven set forth some lofty individual and team goals for when he does get to college. “Individually just to become one of the best linebackers ever in Tech history – college football history, and for the team-wise, like every other player who just wants to win a National Championship here at Tech,” said Sylvester.
Speaking of expectations – what can fans expect to see of Steven when he plays for their team? “One that brings excitement and speed to the field – something they can come look forward to for years to come,” said Sylvester.
His family looks forward to the prospect of seeing Steven go to school close to home. “They’re really excited, especially Mom, because Mom wants to be able to get close to me when she needs to,” said Sylvester.