New Georgia Tech basketball coach Brian Gregory has gotten off to a sizzling start with recruiting, landing the Yellow Jackets a top 15 class which is headlined by 5-star forward Robert Carter of Shiloh High School.
And Georgia Tech could add one more recruit, including a much-needed point guard, later this season in April’s late signing period. The early signing period ended on Wednesday.
Gregory had four scholarships to give this year. He’s used three, and still waiting to see what to do about the other one.
“We’re going to recruit a handful of guys and evaluate them to see if they are good enough and if they fill the needs we have for our program,” Gregory said. “If they are a good fit for us, and we are a good fit for them, we may sign some guys late.”
Gregory is looking at the big picture before deciding how to spend the scholarships. He had five this season, and two more next season.
“The thing we did, we look at it as a two-year recruiting process to bring in seven players over two recruiting classes,” he said. “That may break down to three this year and four next, or another combination. After our second season here, we’ll be sitting with seven players that we brought in with us to Georgia Tech, along with the returning players we have.”
Carter is the superstar of this year’s class, which also includes North Gwinnett combo guard Chris Bolden and North Clayton swingman Marcus Hunt.
Meanwhile, archrival UGA could also sign one more player this spring or save it for next season. UGA landed three homegrown talents in the early period — Miller Grove forward Brandon Morris, Whitfield Academy guard Kenneth Gaines and Milton point Charles Mann.
Updated: Georgia Tech has one scholarship left to give, rather than the two originally reported. However, that could change, like with any college, if any players decided to transfer, graduate early, or leave early to play professionally.
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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