Linebacker Steven Sylvester committed to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket coaches on Saturday just before a summer camp event. Tonight he’s ready to go public with that announcement.
On Saturday, Steven had told GoJackets.com in an interview, “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.”
Tonight Steven added to those sentiments. “I had a tough decision,” said Sylvester. “It came down how loyal Georgia Tech had been. I had an offer for about a year and they never changed throughout the process.”
Steven said that he became very close with GT coaches Giff Smith (Defensive Line Coach/Recruiting Coordinator) and Brian Jean-Mary (Linebacker Coach) throughout the process.
He also became close with many of the current and future Yellow Jacket players like Chris Jackson and Kyle Jackson. “That was definitely a factor because those are the guys I’m going to be playing with for 3 and 4 years,” said Sylvester. “So, to have a relationship with them – that was a big part. It was important to me.”
Though his commitment wasn’t for public consumption yet on Saturday, Steven was already talking with other recruits at the camp trying to improve the class. That work probably helped with one recruit, running back Richard Watson, who also committed to Tech today. “That was my job, getting more players,” said Sylvester. He feels like Watson won’t be the only one he hung out with this weekend who will end up with him in Atlanta.
“We’re strong and it’s only going to get better as the summer continues and we get to the football season,” said Sylvester.
Looking ahead, Steven hopes to add to an already fantastic class and for it to lead to some Championship caliber rosters. “I’m just looking forward to adding onto what they already had,” said Sylvester. “Last year they had a really good class and the year before that. I’m just looking forward to competing for a National Championship and another ACC Championship.”
Will the 2007 or 2008 GT class be better when it’s said and done? “It’s going to be hard to say but of course I’m going to be biased toward mine,” said Sylvester.