The Georgia Tech football team lost a defensive struggle to in-state rival Georgia on Saturday, and an incident in the stands may have lost them a recruit, as well.
Jordan Johnson is the younger brother of Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Kaleb Johnson and a three-star recruit out of Jacksonville, Florida, and he had been committed to Tech for some time. On Sunday, he announced on Twitter that he was de-committing over a dispute with campus police involving tickets at the game.
According to Johnson, he went to the concession stand with his brother, and when he returned, he found his mother in an altercation with two campus police officers over the validity of her ticket. The school is calling the incident a “miscommunication,” and noted that Johnson’s mother was indeed sitting in the wrong seats.
The entire incident centers around the badges that recruits are given during their visits, which include their names in print. For guests, like Johnson’s mother and brother, the names are handwritten, and apparently this led the officer to believe the badges were forged. Johnson says they were eventually asked to leave the stadium.
While he has decommitted, it does seem that he’s leaving the door open for a possible return, saying, “Show me that you have acknowledged the problem and tried to put in the effort to fix it, and I will be satisfied.” On Twitter, he mentioned that he was weighing his options.
He also tweeted that he still loves the school, but he would like the issue to be fixed.
(Via First Coast News)