How Georgia Tech recruit Bryce Gowdy sees his recruitment

Bryce Gowdy, a four-star wide receiver from Deerfield Beach, Fla., doesn’t have plans to make his college decision soon. But it sounds like Georgia Tech will be a possibility.

Gowdy made his official visit to Tech May 24. He has plans to make an official visit to West Virginia on Friday and Syracuse on June 20. Gowdy is rated the No. 312 player in the country and the No. 51 player in the state of Florida (247 Sports composite). By the standards of 247 Sports composite, only one player committed to Tech’s 2020 class (cornerback Miles Brooks of Jacksonville, Fla.) is rated higher.

Gowdy had high marks for his visit to Tech.

“It was amazing,” he said. “The only thing that stopped me from committing after that visit was that I don’t want to be the person to act off impulse and the moment. I want to sit down and think about it first. It was a dream come true, basically.”

Gowdy said he liked what he learned about the team’s culture and coach Geoff Collins “404 Takeover” plan. Rather than telling Gowdy that they see him as an outside or slot receiver, they instead had a rather flattering vision for him.

“Georgia Tech, they want me to play as a matchup nightmare,” he said, meaning someone with the size to match up on the outside against cornerbacks but also the quickness to have an advantage on safeties at slot.

He was impressed by the internship opportunities available to athletes. On the visit, he also said that recruits were also told that two out of five Tech graduates are millionaires.

“That’s a crazy stat,” he said. “That’s a major thing – my future after football.”

It doesn’t hurt that the Yellow Jackets need receivers, either. He also connected with Tucker Gleason, Tech’s committed quarterback from Tampa, Fla., who was also on the visit.

“He carried the ball with him everywhere he goes,” Gowdy said. “That’s crazy.”

Gleason had a kindred spirit in Gowdy, who said he likes to practice running routes wherever he is, be it in a school hallway or the mall.

“He’d be throwing the ball to me, we’d be talking, walking,” Gowdy said.

Gowdy issued a top 13 list in April and has cut it down, though he wasn’t prepared to share it publicly. His plan is to make a commitment in August or during his senior season. Besides Tech, West Virginia and Syracuse, Penn State and Florida are among schools showing Gowdy significant interest.

Tech has one wide receiver among its 13 recruits who have committed to the 2019 class, Ryan King of Grayson High.