On the eve of the early signing period, Georgia Tech got its first basketball commitment for the Class of 2010 from Lakeville, Conn., guard Jason Morris.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard is rated the No. 84 player in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 18 player at his position by Scout.com. He chose Tech over Clemson. He will sign with the Yellow Jackets during the early signing period, which begins Wednesday.
Morris is an Augusta native who has attended The Hotchkiss School, a prestigious boarding school in rural Connecticut, for the last four years. He averaged 17 points and 7 rebounds as a junior last season.
Morris is looking forward to living closer to his family and that had a lot to do with his decision to sign with the Yellow Jackets.
“I couldn’t go wrong with either school as far as the basketball,” he said of choosing between Tech and Clemson. “What I was missing was that gut feeling. I got that when I was there [at Tech on an official visit] this weekend. Clemson is in a rural area and that’s kind of where I am now. Georgia Tech is in the city. At the end of the day I didn’t want to be back in a rural area, plus it’s much closer to my family.”
Morris’ parents and one of his two older sisters still live in Augusta. His oldest sister lives in Florida.