While this past weekend was a big one for football visitors in Athens, there were also several prominent high school basketball players in town trying the Classic City on for size. One apparently liked the fit.
Miller Grove small forward Brandon Morris committed to Georgia today over Arkansas and Auburn. Morris is a long, lanky player even by high school standards, one who'll need to put on good weight to play forward in the SEC. But he finishes well going to the hole and plays pretty well above the rim.
Morris also claimed offers from the likes of Alabama, Memphis, Florida, Florida State, Missouri and Kansas State. He joins Milton's Charles Mann and Whitefield Academy's Kenny Gaines in the Bulldogs' signing class. Mark Fox appears to have one more scholarship to give, a scholarship which many are hoping will go to Southwest DeKalb standout Shaq Goodwin.
While there has been some concern on this site and elsewhere about Mark Fox's instate recruiting, let the record reflect that Morris's pledge gives the Hoop Dawgs 3 of Rivals' top 10 players in Georgia for the upcoming class. If he can continue to do that consistently and coach players up the way we've seen the past two seasons, the future should be bright inside the Stege. Until later . . .