Three-star offensive lineman Jordan Johnson withdrew his commitment to Georgia Tech over the weekend, citing an incident with campus police as the reason.
After the Yellow Jackets (3-9, 1-7 ACC) fell 13-7 to Georgia (9-3, 5-3 SEC) on Saturday in both team’s regular season finale, Johnson, a 6-3, 260-pound senior, tweeted: “Ive decided to decommit from Georgia Tech I had a bad experience at yesterdays game I would to say thank you to all of the faculty and staff.”
Ive decided to decommit from Georgia Tech I had a bad experience at yesterdays game I would to say thank you to all of the faculty and staff
Johnson confirmed to FTRS over Twitter that the incident was, in fact, an encounter with a GTPD officer. When recruits visit games, they are identified by a lanyard which is worn around their necks as opposed to a ticket. In this case, Johnson and his brother went to the concession stand and returned to see their mother being approached by an officer who said that she had to leave because she had no ticket. According to Johnson, who showed the officer his lanyard, the officer "felt as though we had forged those badges and we didn’t belong in the game". Johnson then told the officer that he would decommit because of it, to which the man responded that he "wouldn’t care because he would still have his job if I went there or not."
School are not allowed to comment on potential recruits until they sign scholarship papers. Georgia Tech has yet to make any kind of public statement regarding the incident.