Georgia lands top recruit Edwards

Guard Anthony Edwards committed to Georgia on Monday morning, giving the Bulldogs the highest-rate recruit in program history.

Edwards is ranked as the No. 2 player in the Class of 2019 by the 247Sports composite.

It's a huge pickup for coach Tom Crean, who is in his first year with the program. Crean played a role in the commitment for Edwards, who also had Kentucky in his final two.

"Two of my favorite players, Dwyane Wade and Victor Oladipo, were coached by Tom Crean and he's a great coach," Edwards told 247Sports. "They came in, not highly rated, and came out really good. It weighed big on me."

The proximity to family did, too. The 6-foot-4 Edwards attends Holy Spirit Prep School in Atlanta.

"I went to a game and I felt the fans in the gym, everybody showing love, and I felt like I was home," Edwards said. "My sister just had my nephew. I want to see him grow, so (location) was a big factor."

He previously had Florida State, Kansas and North Carolina on his interest list, but canceled a planned visit with the Seminoles. He never scheduled a visit with the other schools.

Recent 2020 NBA mock drafts have projected Edwards as the No. 1 or No. 2 selection.

With the Bulldogs, he joins a recruiting class that already has commitments from two players in the ESPN 100: Jaykwon Walton (Montgomery, Ala.) and Toumani Camara (Hollywood, Fla.)

--Field Level Media

02/11/2019 10:59

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