It’s decision day for Milton High’s Julian Royal, who will decide between Georgia Tech and UGA on Thursday afternoon.
The 6-foot-9 power forward is one of the nation’s top 100 college basketball prospects. His impending commitment has generated more than your normal amount of interest among local basketball followers, and it’s not only because he’s a talented player.
A lot of it has to do with that this is a rare head-to-head battle between archrivals Georgia Tech and UGA for an elite player. While both schools often have been known to offer scholarships to the same homegrown player, they are rarely the last two schools standing with a prospect.
So which will it be — Georgia Tech or UGA? We asked Milton coach David Boyd for some inside information on Wednesday night.
“Julian has been pretty coy about it,” Boyd said with a laugh. “I saw him on Wednesday and it was like ‘Are you going to tell me?’ And I got that look and smile from Julian where it was like ‘You’re pretty much going to know when everyone else finds out.’ I’m sure he will let me know a little bit beforehand on Thursday, but he has really kept all of this close to the vest.”
Note: What do I think? Based on my past conversations with Julian, his family and people around him, it seems like Julian is leaning toward UGA, while his parents slightly favor Georgia Tech. Tough call there.
What do you think? Please make your predictions below and we’ll see who was right.