“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.