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DB Dante Wigley (Special)

DB Dante Wigley (Special)

Dante Wigley may have had the best unofficial visit in Georgia Tech football history on Tuesday.

The defensive back from Carrollton High School took a normal tour of Georgia Tech’s campus, and things got surreal when he stopped by the football program’s new toy, the state-of-the-art indoor facility.

Wigley said he observed a private workout which included NFL players Calvin Johnson, Matt Stafford and Demaryius Thomas. Stafford played at archrival UGA but he’s Johnson’s teammate with the Detriot Lions.

“What an experience of a lifetime to see them,” Wigley told the AJC. “I guess I came on the right day. I was happy.”

Wigley said he didn’t get to talk to Johnson or Stafford because they were focused on the workouts. But it was like a dream to watch them up close with pretty much nobody else around.

“I just stood on the sidelines and watched them run routes and throw passes,” Wigley said. “It was something I will never forget.”

Oh, and Wigley ended up committing to Georgia Tech at the end of Monday’s visit. He picked the Yellow Jackets over Boston College, Mississippi State, Troy and Marshall.

“First things, first — it was because of the academics,” Wigley said. “A degree from Georgia Tech is above most schools in the nation. I just love all the coaches, and the environment. I just fell in love with the place. And it’s close to home and everything.”

Wigley is listed at 6-foot-1 and 183 pounds. He is not rated in the 247sports.com composite rankings. He is commit No. 13 for Georgia Tech’s 2013 class.

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– By Michael Carvell, AJC’s Recruiting Blog

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