October 19, 2009

Uzomah enjoys GT-VT thriller

North Gwinnett quarterback C.J. Uzomah made his second trip to Georgia Tech on Saturday night to catch the Jackets 28-23 win over No. 4 Virginia Tech. Uzomah has become one of the hottest targets for the 2011 class with over a dozen offers.

Uzomah was impressed with the atmosphere especially after the impressive crowd he saw at his first Georgia Tech game, the Thursday night win over Clemson earlier this year.

"It was a great game, a great atmosphere and a really big win for the program. People were going absolutely crazy out there," Uzomah said.

Georgia Tech A-backs Coach Jeff Monken and the Jackets' Director of Player Personnel Liam Klein made Uzomah feel comfortable during his visit and asked him to come back to meet with Paul Johnson personally soon.

"I talked to coach Monken and Coach Klein a lot. They were both excited to see me there to watch the game," he said. "They asked me to come by during the week and check out the campus, tour the facilities and so I can sit down and meet with Coach Johnson."

Uzomah is naturally a quarterback, though many schools are recruiting him as a big receiver since he is six-foot-five and 210 pounds. After watching Josh Nesbitt rack up 122 yards and three touchdowns, Uzomah came away impressed with the Jacket offense and their quarterback.

"The coaches have not told me specific what position they are looking at with me, but I think I could be a good quarterback in the system," Uzomah said. "What Josh did Saturday was amazing. Virginia Tech has a stifling defense and he ran all over them."

At North Gwinnett, Uzomah runs the spread offense and he says he sees the similarities between their system and what the Jackets run.

"We run the spread and we have a lot of the same gives and pitches," he said. "I think it is a good fit for me and I do my part to make the correct reads and when it opens up, I can break free."

Uzomah opted to take the in the Georgia Tech game after deciding at the last minute not to attend the Auburn-Kentucky game. Uzomah opted to join his teammate, linebacker Brandon McGowan for the big showdown in Bobby Dodd. The two players are interested in playing together in college and they have been taking unofficial visits together.

"Brandon is a great guy and a great player and we have been going to some games together," Uzomah said. "We were actually going to different games and Brandon told me about the Tech game and I wanted to check it out. We are going together up to South Carolina this week and we have also been to Kentucky for a visit as well. I think after the season we are going to look around at schools together."

Overall, Uzomah remains open and is not close to making any decisions including what position he wants to play in college. He wants to take his time and enjoy the process.

"I am wide open right now," he said. "I would like to play quarterback in college, but that is not going to be the deciding factor. I want to go somewhere that I can get a great education and a school that I feel comfortable at. I want to get that degree and I will play wide receiver if I feel like that is the best option for me."

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