I am not saying that the AJC is wrong…I just haven’t gotten the feeling that they really have much of a clue what is going on with Derrick Favors throughout the recruiting process. FWIW, this link speculates that a surprise decision by Favors may be coming soon. Then again, the AJC seems to pen some kind of article that doesn’t really say anything other than they are convinced that Georgia Tech and Georgia are definitely his leaders. Its really kind of weird.
Is South Atlantaâ€™s Derrick Favors about to make his heavily anticipated decision between Georgia Tech and Georgia?
South Atlanta basketball coach Michael Reddick declined to comment on Tuesday, but he said that he hoped that Favors would announce his decision by the early signing period, which begins Nov. 12.
The 6-foot-9 Favors is ranked as the countryâ€™s No. 1 basketball prospect by Scout. He took official visits to Georgia Tech and Georgia, which have always been believed to be his favorites, and a recruiting trip to North Carolina State.
Last weekend, Favors was scheduled to make an official visit to Memphis, but did not go. Reddick said he didnâ€™t know why Favors didnâ€™t go to Memphis, and he has not talked about that subject with his prized player. South Atlanta began basketball workouts this week.
Reddick also said he did not know if Favors would schedule any more official visits. Favors had hinted he may take a trip to Florida State, but never scheduled a date.
A commitment by Favors would add quite a jewel to Coach Sidney Lowe’s existing 2009 recruiting haul that is currently considered a Top 10 class.
The following is a detailed look at the NC State Basktball program’s projected scholarship breakdown.
Projected 2008-2009 NC State Basketball Roster
(1) Courtney Fells (Wing)
(2) Ben McCauley (F/C)
(3) Brandon Costner (F)
(4) Trevor Ferguson (G)
(5) Dennis Horner (F)
(6) Farnold Degand (PG)
(7) Javi Gonzalez (PG)
(8) Tracy Smith (4F)
(9) Johnny Thomas (Wing)
(10) Julius Mays (PG/SG)
(11) CJ Williams (Wing)
HS Sr Commits
(12) Scott Wood (SG)
(13) Lorenzo Brown (SG, PG, Wing)
(1) Richard Howell (3F, 4F) (Courtney Fells Scholarship)
(2) Open – Potential Derrick Favors or John Wall (Ben McCauley’s Scholarship)
HS Junior Commitments
(3) CJ Leslie (F)
(4) Ryan Harrow (PG)