Milton High’s Julian Royal, who is ranked as one of the nation’s top 100 basketball players, took an official visit to UGA over the holiday weekend.
The 6-foot-9 power forward has narrowed down to UGA, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest.
“It was a great visit to Georgia, as Coach [Mark] Fox and his staff were very cordial,” said his father, Charles Royal. “We went to the football game, and anytime the Bulldogs kill somebody like that, it’s a great day in the Bulldog Country.”
Georgia was the first of three official visits for Royal. He will take a recruiting trip to Georgia Tech on Oct. 1 and Wake Forest on Oct. 3.
Was Royal tempted to commit to Georgia before leaving campus? The elder Royal said while his son was impressed with UGA, he will make all three visits before reaching his college decision.
“We all know that when you go on these visits, everybody puts their best foot forward, and you don’t want it to be an emotional decision.”
“You have to sit down and compare apples to apples and see who has the best program. We’re going to grade everybody on what they do well and don’t do well. No program is perfect. We’re going to weigh out everything, and Julian will make the best decision for him.”
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