That’s the reason why 5-star UGA target Demetris Robertson no longer had to decide between an official visit to Ohio State or an unofficial to UGA for Kirby Smart’s first recruiting event.
Robertson will be one of the nation’s most sought-after prospects over the next two months, but he opted to uphold a commitment he had already made. He’s a likely impact receiver in the Terry Godwin mold at the next level, but right now he still belongs on the Savannah Christian basketball team.
“Our starting point guard Aaron Osbourne and one of other other guards, Jordan Grant, are out for five-to-seven weeks,” he told DawgNation. “So I felt the need to stay back so we can have some depth. These are region (basketball) games we’re playing this weekend so my team is most important right now. No visits anywhere this weekend.”
The nation’s No. 2 athlete said Ohio State was “wonderful” about his change of plans. He will reschedule that trip for January.
What’s next for Robertson? The Kirby Smart-to-UGA news should boost an already very good chance at landing Robertson. He named Stanford as his leader months ago, but that’s contingent upon his acceptance and the ability to take an official visit to that prestigious institution.
Robertson was committed to Alabama for almost a year and Smart was a major reason why. He was one of Smart’s first calls after getting the UGA job.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder has already taken official visits to Cal and Notre Dame. UGA, Alabama, Ohio State and Stanford appear to be the leading contenders for his final three official visits at this time.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.