Georgia Basketball: 4-star forward Josh Taylor commits to the Dawgs

Georgia basketball is already working on its 2020 recruiting class as the Dawgs start hot with 4-star stud Josh Taylor.

While it may be football season, Georgia basketball got some excellent news as 4-star Josh Taylor committed to the Dawgs.

Taylor’s currently listed in the 2021 class, but according to 247Sports, he plans on reclassifying to the 2020 class giving the Dawgs their first pledge.

On Wednesday, Taylor took to Twitter to announce his commitment.

“I am excited to announce that as of today I am 120 percent committed to Tom Crean and the University of Georgia Basketball program,” Taylor said in his tweet. “I would like to thank God, my family, and my friends. I also want to thank the coaches and trainers who helped prepare me for this journey. I am proud to announce that I am a Georgia Bulldogs. Go Dawgs.”

Taylor is a 4-star power forward from Norcross, Ga. and is 6-8 and 195-pounds. According to 247Sports, he ranks as the No. 145 overall, No. 26 PF, and the No. 10 Georgia prospect for the 2021 class.

Right now, he has seven offers including ones from Georgia Tech, Houston, LSU and St. John’s.

Taylor chose to stay close to home instead of going to the ACC or out-of-state. 247Sports reported that he is going to reclassify for the 2020 class.

Right now on 247Sports recruiting rankings, Georgia’s 2021 class ranks as the No. 5 overall and No. 1 in the SEC.

Georgia’s basketball team had a ton of success in the 2019 class with the No. 10 overall class. The Dawgs will have some freshmen make some noise this year, and that could be one of the reasons Taylor likes it so much.

Despite him being from Georgia, he chose Crean, and that’s huge that kids already like him this much without him having that much success at Georgia yet.

The 2019 basketball season gets underway in a few weeks, and we will see if this talented class that Crean came in helps the Dawgs have more success this year.

Taylor will be the first commitment of the 2020 class, and if the Dawgs get some success this year, Crean could produce another top 10 recruiting squad.

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Crean’s heading into his second season as the Dawgs head coach, and he will look to improve upon last years 11-21, 2-16 record. You can check out the team on Oct. 11 at Stegmania at 7 p.m.