Sunday, September 25, 2011

Brian Gregory, Mark Fox Trying To Rebuild Tech, UGA With Local Talent

The Yellow Jackets already have two in state commits in Chris Bolden and Marcus Hunt and are working on numbers three and four.

According to the AJC, potential McDonald's All American Tony Parker was scheduled to visit Tech on Saturday. The Lithonia, Ga. product has never seriously considered the Jackets until recently. The AJC also notes Parker may visit UGA with committed teammate Brandon Morris in a few weeks.

Speaking of UGA they have two other in state commits to go along with Morris.  Mark Fox garnered the pledge of point guard Charles Mann and combo guard Kenny Gaines over the summer to bolster the Bulldogs back court of the future.

Georgia very likely has four scholarships to give out in 2012 and UGA is targeting an inside player with the final offer.  Along with Parker, the Bulldogs are going after Shaq Goodwin and Robert Carter, whom the Jackets are also pursuing heavily.

I still think Parker is headed out of state, but the fact that he taking time out to visit Georgia Tech out of his own pocket (it is an unofficial visit) says something.

If Gregory doesn't land Parker he still may have a solid inside presence on the way if he can land Carter who recently transferred from Thomasville in South Georgia to the metro Atlanta putting him much closer to Tech and further away from another one of his favorites FSU.

The basketball talent in the Atlanta area has exploded in the last five years putting it up there with New York, Chicago and LA as one of the top places to recruit. Despite plenty of talent in their own backyard, UCLA hired away the Atlanta Celtics AAU coach in the off season to help recruit the area.

Surprise! Tony Parker will visit Georgia Tech on Saturday, and UGA may be next:


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