Georgia apparently landed John Cannon (6'10" Center from NC) for the 2011 recruiting class. Georgia beat out Northwestern, High Point, UNC-Wilmington, Western Carolina, Richmond, ODU, Presbyterian and an offer to be a walk-on from UNC.
That's an offer list more analogous with Dave Bliss, Troy Brewer and Steve Newman than Kentavious Caldwell. The late offers from Richmond and ODU are a little encouraging, but jeez. I don't get it. Why with all the talent in the world for 2011 and 2012 in this state is our coaching staff up in North Carolina spending time chasing a kid that hasn't drawn any meaningful major college interest. Bizarre.
As a point of perspective, I think it's helpful to remember that the 1983 Final Four team had four McDonald's All-American recruits on it. 'Nique would've made five had he stuck around for his senior year. If we ever want to return to the biggest dance, we're going to have to get into those kinds of living rooms and close the sale.
On a different note
Former UT signee Kevin Ware looks to have untangled himself from a sticky situation with a "runner." The NY Times details his situation. The raw manipulation the UCF coaching staff is implicated in here is pretty seedy. The idea of allowing yourself as a coach to "secretly listen in" on a call between a recruit and a runner is pretty out there in terms of manipulation.
Here's hoping Ware or Ryan Harrow (NC State transfer and former 5 star PG) find happiness in Athens along with Shaq Goodwin, Jordan Adams and others.