Georgia basketball's 2016 recruiting cycle got a huge, early boost on Tuesday when a couple of talented guards notified coach Mark Fox of their plans to "play together" via a mobile phone call.
Jordan Harris, a versatile 6' 4" guard out of Seminole County High and Tyree Crump, a 6' 3" shooter out of Bainbridge (Bainbridge High) grew up only a stone's throw from each other down in the southwest corner of the state. The two surprised coach Fox via a 3-way phone call on Tuesday:
We thought Georgia would be the best place for us," Crump said. "Our families love UGA, and they said it was a great school. ... We just wanted to go on and get it out of the way."
The two reached out to UGA coach Mark Fox via a three-way call Tuesday to commit. Fox was driving, Harris said. So was assistant coach Philip Pearson, the lead recruiter for each who had actually traveled to visit each earlier Tuesday. - Gentry Estes, Dawgs247.com
Both players are rated as 4-Star talent by at least one recruiting service, with 247Sports.com rating Harris and Crump as top 100 players nationally.
Basketball recruiting has picked up momentum since the end of the 2013-2014 season, with Fred Iduwe and Yante Maten choosing Georgia as late (and somewhat surprising) additions for this upcoming season. Georgia is still in the running for all-everything small forward Jalen Brown of Marietta (Wheeler) for the 2015 cycle, but will have to fend off Kentucky and Kansas as main contenders for his commitment. Currently, Georgia has a single commit for '15, Will "Turtle" Jackson from Athens Christian. The 'Dawgs back court, with the addition of Crump and Harris, is shaping up quite nicely for the foreseeable future. And Mark Fox clearly has some recruiting momentum in-state. This is very, very good news.