Campbell basketball guard Dante Scott has become the first rising junior to make a verbal commitment.
Cobb County’s leading scorer last season as a sophomore, Scott says he will sign with Mississippi State, according to Campbell coach James Gwyn.
‘’He can score in a lot of ways and has a high basketball ball IQ,’’ Gwyn said. “His physical style of play will transfer well to the college level as he got to the free-throw line about eight-nine times a game. He will be a true combo guard if needed at the college level. He can shoot and score and pass.’’
Basketball commitments coming in much more slowly than those in football. Among rising seniors, only three in Georgia have committed.
One is Elijah Staley of Wheeler, also committed to Mississippi State. Staley is a 6-6 small forward and football quarterback who plans to play both sports in Starkville. He initially committed to Vanderbilt but was concerned that he would not be able to play two sports in Nashville.
The other committed Georgia players are Whitewater forward Phil Cofer (Tennessee) and South Gwinnett guard Camryn Moye (Georgia Southern).
It is a deep rising senior class in Georgia.
The top-rated class-of-2014 recruits include guards Tadric Jackson of Tift County, Ahmed Hill of Aquinas, Keith Pinckney of Miller Grove and Devin Mitchell of Collins Hill, center Trayvon Reed of South Gwinnett and forwards Jakeenan Gant of Effingham County and Isaiah Wilkins of Greater Atlanta Christian.
All have several major college offers. Reed, Jackson, Hill and Grant each have offers from both Georgia and Georgia Tech.