June 27, 2009
Ayers all smiles about GT
A week after committing to Georgia Tech, cornerbackRyan Ayers returned to campus for a high school 7-on-7 camp. The joy of being on campus and thinking about the day committed washed over Ayers all afternoon despite the 100-degree temperatures on the turf.
"It feels great to be a Yellow Jacket and every time I come out here it feels like home," Ayers said. "It is nice to be on campus and call this place home."
Ayers was all smiles between matches on the sideline because he kept reflecting on his decision.
"Every time I think about committing I can't stop smiling," Ayers said. "Now I am just working on balling and chilling with my team."
The other verbal commits from the 2010 recruiting class have texted Ayers congratulating him on joining the squad.
"I have gotten a few texts here and there from guys congratulating me and stuff like that," he said. "Barry Bostic is a good guy and I have talked to him a couple of times."
Ayers expects to compete for major playing time when he arrives at Georgia Tech in a year.
"I am going to come in here and work hard when I get here. I do want some playing time and I think if I come in and handle my business I will be good.
Playing safety at South Paulding as well as receiver is something that Ayers feels like will be an advantage when he gets to Georgia Tech next year.
"I think it is an advantage because you have to know a lot of football to play both," he said. "You have to know a lot more."
When asked about the 2009 team, he did not have any predictions, other than one humorous observation from the spring game.
"I got to meet some of the 2009 players when I came up for the spring game and they look alright," he said. "They did have quite a few fumbles though. I think that is going to happen with the option."
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