"When I go, I’m going to go there with an open mind," Tuitt, a senior at Monroe Area High School in Monroe, Ga., told the AJC. "I’m going to act like it’s the first time I’ve been there.
"I’m going to forget past history between me and the coaches and try to see if it’s a place I could see myself playing the next four or five years."
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Tuitt said last week at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio that he would visit Tech but also said that he remains committed to Notre Dame. Tuitt visited Notre Dame the weekdn of the Sept. 11 Michigan game and committed a few days after his visit.
"To take me away from (Notre Dame), you've got to offer something double that school," Tuitt said following an All-American Bowl practice. "So … I'm going to stay there."
The AJC story said that at one time it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Tuitt would pick Georgia Tech after visiting there at least six times last year. It also said that Tuitt’s mother spoke about how she liked Tech’s academic opportunities.
Tuitt last month visited Auburn but quickly eliminated the Tigers.
Tuitt was impressive in practices for the Army game and registered four tackles and a sack in the game. He teamed with end Aaron Lynch, who will visit Notre Dame this weekend, to form an imposing defensive line for an East team that recorded 12 sacks.
Tuitt will play for Team USA in the Team USA vs. The World Game Feb. 2 in Austin, Texas.
"Right now I’ve kind of stopping everything," Tuitt told the AJC about his recruitment. "I’m going to take one to Tech, but right now that’s the only one."
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