Kipp Adams of UGASports.com reports that coaches Mark Fox and Kwanza Johnson were in Homestead, Florida on Easter Sunday to work out and recruit Vincent Williams a 6'1" high school point guard (premium article).
Williams averaged 26.5 points and six assists per game last year. He apparently fell through the cracks of the recruiting system. Initally, his SAT scores needed enough work that he anticipated going to prep school for a year; however, he made his qualifing score a week or two ago. His recruitment has since exploded.
Prior to qualifying, his only hard offers appear to have been UAB and St. Louis; however, other reports suggest that Kentucky, Oklahoma, NC State, Missouri and others made contact with him once he qualified. Kipp's article talks about the incredibly positive impression Fox and Johnson made on the young man and his high school coach.
Oh...and UGA now leads in his recruitment. He's working to schedule a visit to Athens as quickly as possible.
When you go from completely off the radar to in first place after a four hour conversation with a kid, his dad and his coach, that's impressive. Especially when he has started getting calls from Oklahoma.
Georgia is desperately in need of guard help. I see this kid being similar to Levi Stukes. Not in terms of style of play, but in terms of how he would fit into the program. Stukes qualified at the last minute, and he choose to play for Coach Felton during the transition year after Harrick's departure. Stukes came in and averaged 9.5 points and 30 minutes a game while landing Freshman All-SEC honors. If that's what we're getting here, I'd be thrilled.
This isn't a cure all, but it's directionally correct. Mostly, Kipp's article is a love letter to Coach Fox's recruiting. It's the most positive UGA hoops recruiting article I've read in a long time.
-- Other kids that may be on the radar - DawgFiles