How did your Junior Day visit go at Georgia Tech?
Battle: I liked it a lot. I liked the facilities and found the coaches to be very friendly and down-to-earth. I talked with Coach (Charles) Kelly one-on-one and also had some time with Coach Johnson. I was really impressed with their facilities, especially the weight room.
Champion: It was a great day. I enjoyed everything about it including my time with the coaches. My mom (who accompanied them) did, too.
You got to meet some others in for Junior day?
Battle: Yes sir. I'd say there were about 30 or 40. I knew a few from before, but it was nice to meet some others and talk with them.
How was it left with you when the Junior day was over?
Battle: Coach Kelly told me he likes the way I play and I'm hoping to hear something from him about coming to Tech.
Champion: Coach Kelly said to stay in touch and I plan on calling him soon.
What are your past experiences with Georgia Tech?
Champion: I was here for the Wake Forest game this season and it was exciting seeing them play in person.
Battle: I remember coming to one of their games when I was 11 or 12 (years old). I was supposed to be here for a game, but my injury kept me from making the trip. I'm a big fan of Tech's and follow the in-state schools (in football).
Do you plan to go to the same school?
Champion: Yes sir. We hope we can be a package deal.
Battle: At this point, we are counting on going to the same school.
Are you competitive with each other?
Champion: Yes sir. Everything. Even video games.
You both have been on the basketball team at Sumpter, but that didn't quite work out this year.
Battle: No sir. I tore my ACL during football season and I'm still rehabbing. I've got about six more weeks before it's supposed to be healed.
How are your grades?
Battle: I have about a 3.5 GPA.
Champion: I have a 3.8 or 3.9 (GPA). I got my first B in high school in December and it hurt a bit. I think I'm number eight in my class (of 250).
Any thoughts on a college major?
Battle: I'm not sure.
Champion: I am leaning toward electrical engineering.
What will the next few months of school be like?
Battle: I'm concentrating on rehabbing my knee and will have to skip track.
Champion: I'll be doing weight training.
What are your summer plans?
Battle: It depends on my knee, but I'd love to come to the Tech summer camp.
Champion: I hope to get to a few camps—Georgia Tech, Georgia, FSU and Alabama.
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