“We certainly want Wes here,” Radakovich said. “We want to make sure we do everything we can to keep him here, understanding he’s a valuable member of this organization.”
Football coach Paul Johnson, recently hired men’s basketball coach Brian Gregory, women’s basketball coach MaChelle Joseph, golf coach Bruce Heppler and Radakovich fielded a range of questions about recruiting, facilities and scheduling. Radakovich said he has “continuous conversations” with Chick-fil-A Kickoff game chief Gary Stokan about playing in the game. Gregory gave a positive report on signee Julian Royal of Milton High, praising his “good feet for a big kid” and soft shooting touch.
Joseph reported that her five rising seniors are on track to graduate, each completing her work in 3 1/2 years. Johnson said his hope is that 10 of the 22 signees will play this fall and that incoming freshman quarterback Vad Lee “thinks he’s going to start, but that’s a great attitude to have.”
Johnson praised Heppler, whose team two weekends ago won its third consecutive ACC title, for being “probably the most successful coach at Georgia Tech.”
Each answer was applauded, but none as much as Durham’s.