Connor Justus has gracious plan for signing bonus money

Georgia Tech shortstop Connor Justus was drafted in the fifth round by the Los Angeles Angels after earning third-team AZll-ACC honors this past season. (GT Athletics/Danny Karnik)

Georgia Tech shortstop Connor Justus was drafted in the fifth round by the Los Angeles Angels after earning third-team All-ACC honors this past season. (GT Athletics/Danny Karnik)

Georgia Tech shortstop Connor Justus has been insistent about what he wants to do with his six-figure signing bonus. Justus’ parents have been adamantly opposed.

This tension level of the Justus’ conversations have likely measured differently than most money squabbles. Justus, who was drafted in the fifth round by the Los Angeles Angels, wants to pay back his student loans as a thank you to his parents. Mom and Dad, however, want no part of their son’s generosity.

“I would say we agree to disagree,” said Barry Justus, Connor’s father.

Justus, from Cartersville, said the idea came to him one day as the enormity of his payday became clearer. Justus, who said Monday that he was to fly out to Utah on Tuesday for a physical and to sign his contract, wants to take the burden off his parents’ shoulders.

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