June 9, 2009

Tait enjoys his visit to Tech

Several offensive linemen of interest visited Georgia Tech during their two-day offensive/defensive linemen camp. Zak Tait a three-star offensive guard from Knoxville, TN was one of the campers on day one. Tait thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

"I had a really good time and I was only there for the first day and two of the practices, but I had a good time. I enjoyed being around the coaches and the local kids," Tait said.

Tait who has been recovering from a three-ligament tear in his knee worked with the various coaches at the camp on blocking techniques that he will apply when his high school practice starts back up.

"I really got to learn a great deal about different things and different ways to run the wing-T," he said. "I learned some new techniques on how to block and got to watch some tape with some of the other coaches. I think coach Todd Spencer and coach Mike Sewak were both very hands on throughout the entire camp as were all the other coaches at Georgia Tech and the ones from other colleges and high schools. They did a great job with all the kids."

This was not Tait's first visit to the Yellow Jackets' campus and he was impressed with what Georgia Tech has to offer.

"I have been to Georgia Tech before for the junior day in the winter. They have a great campus right in downtown Atlanta and everything is relatively new since they rebuilt it for the Olympics. They have a great educational program there and anytime you are looking at a school you cannot turn down a school like that Any way you look at it Georgia Tech is a great school.

The rising nature of the program is something else that piques Tait's interest.

"With coach Paul Johnson and his staff in place there it is going to be an awesome football program and I already think it is," Tait said. "They are going to simply make it better."

Tait does not have an offer from Tech, but he thinks an offer will be made soon.

"I think they are going to offer, but I am not sure quite when," he said. "I will not be torn up if they do not offer and life will go on and I already have more than one scholarship, so that is more than I need."

In the fall, Tait plans to make another trip down to Atlanta for a visit.

"I think I will make it back to Georgia Tech in the fall for an official visit," Tait said. "It would definitely be a good opportunity if I got the chance to go there."

Zak's father Jim Tait played tight end for the Syracuse Orange in the 1980s and he is familiar with the recruiting process. He is guiding his son and likes what the Yellow Jackets have to offer.

"My dad's been through the whole recruiting process and played for Syracuse and he knows coach Sewak and has met coach Johnson and coach Spencer before. He thinks it is a great program and he is looking out for what is best for my education and me.

Tait will go through the whole process throughout the summer and fall taking official visits before settling on a school.

"I have no plans to make a decision any time soon," he said. "I want to focus and finish up my senior year of high school football and then move on. I only want to do one thing at a time. I might visit Georgia this upcoming weekend and the only other thing I have planned right now is the Auburn camp."

A couple of SEC schools are also on Tait's radar and he hopes more offers will come once team's see his knee will hold up to the rigors of a season.

"I think Alabama, Tennessee and Auburn are close to offering," Tait said. "A lot of teams are waiting to see how the season goes and how my knee holds up. I can wait because I am in no hurry."

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