Georgia Bulldog basketball recruiting down to cases (video)


The fall signing period for college basketball is galloping toward the Georgia Bulldog basketball team. Like a broken record, we report that this weekend and the week that follows will be huge for the Georgia Bulldogs . . .

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And here we go like that broken record – once again, Tevin Mack’s (6’6″ 200 SF, Columbia, SC, Dreher High) visit is huge for Georgia basketball. Mack is traveling to Storrs for an official visit to defending National Champion Connecticut.

UConn is a late entry into the Tevin Mack derby but there is no doubt Coach Kevin Ollie has made up ground. The experts predictions on have trended heavily to UConn the last week. Georgia still is the team to beat for Mack’s services, but UConn is the first team actually credited with a chance to beat out Georgia.

Mack’s signature would make the 2015 recruiting season a success for the Bulldogs.

A new name has appeared on the Georgia recruiting radar. E’Torrion Wilridge (6’5″175 SF, Beaumont, TX, Central High) is taking an official visit to Georgia this weekend.

MTSU recruited Wilridge heavily but he recently gained interest from Georgia and has an offer from Oklahoma as well. Basketball Recruiting Contributing National Analyst Dan McDonald offered Dawn of the Dawg some insights into Wilridge and his recruitment.

"Before Wilridge was injured in March, he had a lot of schools recruiting him and several high-major offers. He tried to play this summer, but came back too early from his injury and didn’t look good so the high major schools backed off. Georgia has been out to see him a couple times in the past month and liked what they saw enough to bring him on a visit. He is apparently finally back 100% health-wise and looks very good."

Wilridge passes the eyeball  test in this highlight reel.

Close the book on Doral Moore.  (6’11” 230  C, Montverde, FL Montverde Academy) Moore was just a tease as far as Georgia goes. The talented tree topper committed to Wake Forest this week.

Georgia desperately needs at least one post player in the 2015 class. Ogugua Anunoby (6’8″ 215 combo forward, Jefferson City, MO, Jefferson City High) is an athletic, versatile forward and could fill the high priority need for Georgia.

Anunoby visited Indiana this past weekend and Georgia the weekend before. About his Georgia visit, Anunby told Dan McDonald, “I hung out a lot with Kenny Gaines and Yante Maten a lot.They have a good team. I think that’s somewhere I could fit in.”

Anunoby also spoke to Mike Pegram at after his Indiana visit. “I think I’m done visiting schools. I am still looking at Gonzaga and Ole Miss, but those are my top three schools.”

When will he decide? “Probably in the next two weeks,” said Anunoby. (Dawn of the Dawgs believes Anunoby will take one more visit.

He finished with the most important factors impacting his decision. “Playing time, right away, style of play, (relationship) to the coaches and the players,” said Anunoby.

Georgia is in the thick of it with big time basketball Indiana for Anunoby’s signature and appears to be well ahead of Ole Miss and Gonzaga.

The experts predictions trended  toward Indiana following Anunoby’s Georgia visit. There are no second place medals in recruiting and Anunoby will be a tough get for Georgia.

By the way, make sure you turn up the sound when you enjoy these films.

Derek Ogbeide (6’8″ 230 C Mableton, GA Pebblebrook  High) told Dan McDonald he will likely be on a University of Georgia official visit this weekend. Ogbeide caught the eye of a number of major schools late in the summer and has offers from Georgia, Memphis, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech and Houston. Dawn of the Dawg believes Ogbeide is the most likely post player to end up a part of the 2015 Georgia class.

Jaylen Brown (6’7″ 200, Rivals National number 2 Marietta, GA Wheeler High) still plans to announce after the fall signing period. Kansas, Kentucky and Georgia seem to be the major players.

With William Jackson (6’4″ 175, Athens, GA, Athens Christian School) committed, Georgia appears to have three spots to fill and it is likely first come first served among Mack, Wilridge, Anunoby and Ogbeide. Should Brown then choose Georgia, the Bulldogs will make it happen.

This Will Jackson video is from 2012 – watch for the  Dirk Nowitzki step back.