All-Universe basketball recruit Derrick Favors' South Atlanta High School team will play on ESPN2 on Jan. 15th at 9:00 pm. Favors will face DeMarcus Cousins in Mobile, Ala. They are two of the highest rated big men in the 2009 recruiting class according to Rivals.com and Scout.com.
Favors is the front runner for ESPN's Mr. Basketball nationally, and UGA and Tech appear to be among the favorites in his finalist list. As recently as Jan. 6th, ESPN predicted that Favors would end up in Athens. Many other "gurus" think he's a Tech lean. Who knows.
Signing Favors could create some wiggle room for Felton. It becomes much more difficult to bitch about Felton's recruiting if he signs Thompkins and Favors in back to back classes. He would certainly be able to tell a story around recruiting momentum.