Wednesday will be a game-changing day for the future of UGA’s basketball program.
That’s the first day of the NCAA’s late signing period for basketball. It’s also when UGA is expected to receive a signed letter of intent from the most celebrated recruit in school history.
That person is Anthony “Antman” Edwards, who is rated as the nation’s No. 2 overall basketball recruit, per the 247sports composite rankings.
The 6-foot-5 guard from Atlanta’s Holy Spirit Prep School committed to UGA in February, but couldn’t sign with the Bulldogs until Wednesday.
Naturally, with a recruit of Edwards’ stature, along with the extended period since his commitment, there’s always fears and worries that the blue-chip prospect could change his mind.
However, as of Tuesday night, all was relatively quiet on social media and various message boards about Edwards. His paperwork is expected to arrive at UGA early Wednesday, barring a last-minute surprise.
Last month, Edwards told DawgNation’s Chip Towers at the McDonald’s All-America game that he was “100 percent committed.”
“I mean, nobody’s in my phone because they know I’m 100 percent committed to UGA,” Edwards said. “I got asked it a couple of times today (by media), but that’s it. Nobody is bothering me about it.”
He later told DawgNation’s Mike Griffith: “I became interested in Georgia the minute Tom Crean was hired. I like Coach’s energy, and you look at the players he has produced.”
Edwards is the headliner for UGA’s 2019 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 7 in the country. The Bulldogs signed two in the early period – 6-6 forward Jaykwon Walton of Montgomery, Ala., and 6-6 forward Toumani Camara of Hollywood, Fla.
On Wednesday, UGA is expecting the paperwork of Edwards, along with Christian Brown, a 6-6 forward from Mouth of Wilson, Va.
All four of UGA’s recruits are ranked among the nation’s top 100, causing some to believe that a “Fab Four” effect could be felt next season. At least three Bulldogs on last season’s team are reportedly transferring, clearing the way for that possible scenario.
For a preview of what UGA will be getting with Edwards, you can watch the video below: