(March 27, 2009) Two more players have signed national letters of intent to play soccer in 2009 for GeorgiaState, head coach Kerem Daser announced this week. The two signees are:
Juan Giraldo - Lawrenceville, Georgia; Collins Hill HS Yasser Majluf - Santiago, Chile; Colegio Cumbres
Juan Giraldo "Juan is a player that I have known for the last 7 years," commented Coach Daser. "He is the one of the best players coming out of Georgia this year. I have seen him lead his club and high school teams to state championships and be the top player for the Georgia ODP team. He is very versatile and has all of the tools to be a great college player. He is very skilled with the ball, has great soccer mind, and is a very hard working player. He is winner and I love his competitive side. Giraldo was one of the top players for Concorde developmental U-18 team and was picked as one of the top players in the Developmental Academy for the whole country. The Concorde Director and coaches have done a great job in developing Juan as a player. I am looking for him to help us in the back as a defender and his composure with the ball and mental toughness will help us in our battles in the CAA conference. I love the fact that Juan committed to us early and his goal has always been to play for the blue and white of Georgia State."
Yasser Majlut "Yasser has great experience playing on the Chilean U17 National Team and the Catholica Youth Program," remarked Coach Daser. "He is very technical in nature and very crafty with the ball. I like that he is very unpredictable and Yasser will score and set up goals for us next year. He can play as a withdrawn striker up front or as an attacking midfield player. I think he is a take on artist who has technical ability but also great pure speed. His technical speed is as good as any player I have recruited the last fourteen years. There is going to be some excitement in the air next year when Yasser receives the ball in the attacking third. I am looking forward to working with him this year to make Yasser become a big time forward. He will be a good compliment for our strikers Stephan Minyono and Kumle Lumpkin."