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Linam enjoys official to Georgia Tech

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Georgia Tech had quite a few visitors this weekend. One of the players making their way to Atlanta was Tavares, Fla. linebacker Josh Linam. Did the visit change anything since the 6-foot-2, 230-pounder was committed to Central Florida?
"I really enjoyed every aspect of the trip to Georgia Tech from them beating Miami, the city to the comfort with the players and coaches," he said. "It was a good visit.
"I got there Saturday morning and ate a lot. I got a tour of the campus, saw the educational facilities, met the players, saw the city and went to the team meetings. I was able to talk to my host a lot, Colin Peek. I really enjoyed it. He seemed to know a lot about the area and said the coaches really care about the players. He also told me the education is priceless."
Of course a big part of the trip for Linam was the Jackets game against Miami.
"That game made the visit all the better since they won," he said. "I like the style of defense they run and the linebackers are very active, blitz and move around. They make plays. I also liked the atmosphere there. It was really good and the fans were loud and into it."
After going to team meetings, the three-star prospect was able to meet with Chan Gailey.
"He seemed really sincere," he said. "He talked a lot about the opportunity of getting a degree from Georgia Tech and what that gets you along with the level of football they play. It was a good conversation."
Overall Linam had a good visit to Atlanta.
"I'd rate the trip a nine," he said. "It was a good visit for me."
Previously the No. 95 player in the Sunshine State was committed to Central Florida.
"I have talked to UCF and decommitted recently," he said. "I committed so early that I didn't give myself a chance to look at other schools. I want to make sure I make the right decision.
"I am still looking at Central Florida. I like that they have been interested in me since day one. I also like the staff and opportunity to play early. I do plan to take an official there sometime in December."
Has Linam considered other officials?
"I haven't looked into any others and I'm wide open right now," he said. "I am hearing from other schools like West Virginia, Florida and North Carolina State. They all want to see more tape before offering."
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