Coach Fox may have caught a break in the pursuit of Marcus Thornton the 2010 Mr. Basketball in the State of Georgia.
According to a report in a North Carolina paper, no ACC school can sign Thornton without him sitting out a year due to tranfer rules within the conference that apply to kids that sign a Letter of Intent and then change their minds...as Thornton did with Clemson following the departure of their coach.
As GT is one the final four teams vying for Thornton's signature and as distance is reported to be a big part of the decision making process for him, this could be a big break for Coach Fox.
The only caveat here....a conflicting version of this rule is floating around that says the paper misreported the situation. Dan McDonald of UGASports and I are both hearing that today.
I'm going to defer to the publish report for now and keep my fingers crossed.
The article in question
We should know in about a week.