Scottsdale (Ariz.) Notre Dame quarterback Sean Renfree has been leaning to Georgia Tech in a big way for at least the last month. Today, Renfree made it official and officially committed to the Yellow Jackets.
Renfree, 6-3, 205 pounds was one of the fastest rising players in the Spring. He was flying way below the radar following his junior season but really launched himself in to a national recruit following several strong camp performances including the NIKE Camp at Stanford in May.
Renfree has great physical tools and was locked in for the prestigious Elite 11 QB camp following another standout workout in Las Vegas two weeks ago. He has the size and arm strength colleges love but is also a very cerebral kid who understands the game and should have no problem picking up a complicated college offense.
Oregon State was the first school to offer Renfree and Georgia Tech offered just a few days later. Stanford and Arizona offered immediately after the NIKE Camp. Soon, the floodgates opened up but Tech has been in the drivers seat for awhile and after an unofficial visit to Atlanta in early June, they seemed like close to a lock.
"Yeah, I really loved it there and had an incredible time," Renfree said. "I loved the campus and meeting the athletic director and the president of the University was unbelievable. They really rolled out the red carpet for me and I could tell how much they wanted me there.
"I talked to Chris Jackson and some of the players on the team and they gave it to me straight and let me know how it is there. That meant a lot to me and I could tell if I went there, it would be a place where I would be comfortable.
"I also love the coaches and the offense. I think it's a great fit for me football wise as well as academically and socially. There just wasn't any negatives about the school, it was all pluses. It's going to be an adjustment going from a small school to a big city and a big college but I'm looking forward to it.
"I just wanted to take my time and make sure I was doing the right thing because this is such a big decision. I had some other schools I was looking at that I liked too and I didn't want to rush in to anything. I narrowed it down to Georgia Tech and ASU last week and I really liked ASU a lot as well.
"I was going to call the coaches last Friday at Tech but I decided to take the weekend to think things over one last time. It came down to whether I wanted to leave home or not and I felt it would be good for me to get away and see something new.
"Now, I'm 100% sure and very excited to be committed to Georgia Tech. This was a fun process for me and I learned a lot. I never knew I would have this many schools interested in. Now, I'm just getting ready for the Elite 11 and working out for the first time in awhile. I had to rest my arm for a few days but now I'm ready and pumped up to go. I want to get out there and compete and see how I measure up against the other great quarterbacks from around the country."