Rivals250 athlete Cedric Everson out of Detroit (Mich.) Mumford committed to Georgia Tech while on his official visit this past weekend. The 6-foot-1, 178-pounder had been leaning towards committing for a while, but what finally pushed him over the edge?
"On Sunday at about 6:30 I met with coach Gaily in his office," he said. "I told him I was committing and he was very happy. He said that's a lot of stress off of them and they had been waiting for my commitment. Coach Gailey thinks I'm a perfect fit there and said he usually doesn't shake someone's hand and hug them, but I'm special enough so he did."
Before the trip even happened, Everson claims he had a good relationship with the Yellow Jacket coaches.
"I talked to all of the coaches and was comfortable with them," he said. "The official visit mostly was to go see what's really going on down there. I liked the scenery and all the new buildings. They also have a good team and great coaches. I had a lot of fun and that basically did it for me."
The four-star prospect was hosted on the official by Calvin Johnson. Did that experience help in his decision?
"It was really fun to hang out with Calvin," he said. "I always see stuff on TV and you'd think he'd act funny because he's a big star, but he's really down-to-earth. He told me that Georgia Tech would be a great fit for me and if I go there it'll really change my life."
While on the visit, Everson did discuss playing time with the coaches.
"They want me to play cornerback, special teams and wide receiver," he said. "They did say that I would be able to come right in and start the first game of the season, but we'll see where I go once I get there because the offensive and defensive coordinators want me to play on their side of the ball. I'll do whatever they need me to play."
The No. 26 athlete in the country is glad to have the decision behind him.
"I think I made a good decision for me and that's where I wanted to go," he said. "Tell the fans at Georgia Tech I'm coming and I'll be ready to go to help them to the ACC championship."
Everson still isn't sure when he'll enroll at Georgia Tech. He does have the ability to enroll in January 2007.