Georgia basketball added a commitment on Wednesday night in the form of 4-star prospect Josh Taylor.
Taylor is currently listed as a member of the 2021 cycle, but according to a report from Rivals’ Dan McDonald, the expectations if Taylor to reclassify and join the 2020 cycle. The 6-foot-8 prospect from Norcross High School in Norcross, Ga., is the first commit in the 2021 recruiting cycle and would be the same if/when he joins the 2020 cycle.
“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 on his personal Twitter account. “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.”
— Joshua Taylor (@_JoshTaylor___) September 26, 2019
Taylor is rated as the No. 145 player in the 2021 recruiting cycle according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He is the No. 10 player in the state of Georgia for the 2021 class.
The Bulldogs already have one player on the roster already on the team from the Georgia powerhouse, as junior Rayshaun Hammonds also played at Norcross High School. The school has also produced NBA veterans like Jeremy Lamb and Al-Farouq Aminu.
Georgia signed one of the best-recruiting classes in the nation during the 2019 cycle, as Georgia signed the No. 10 class in the country. Anthony Edwards is considered the jewel of the class, as he was ranked as the No. 2 player in the country. The Bulldogs also signed three more players ranked in the top-100, as they landed Chrisitan Brown, Jaykwon Walton and Sahvir Wheeler. The class also included Toumani Camara, Rodney Howard and Michael Peake.
Georgia opens its season officially on Nov. 5, as it hosts Western Carolina. Fans can get their first look at the Bulldogs on Oct. 11, as the team will participate in Stegmania.