Nation's No. 1 Recruit Anthony Edwards Commits to Georgia Over Kentucky

Georgia Anthony Edwards

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Florida State Seminoles, Georgia Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks, and North Carolina Tar Heels. According to 247Sports, the Bulldogs now have the 12th best-recruiting class for this upcoming season.

Nowadays, we have become accustomed to major names coming out of highly publicized schools making their claims to attend the Goliathic powerhouses like Duke or Kentucky, but Edwards chose to shift the paradigm a little bit and make his decision exclusively off of two factors: an easy commute for the Atlanta native and new Georgia coach Tom Crean's extensive relationship with two other National Basketball Association stars. He is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the nation by 247 Sports, but No.2 by 247 Sports Composite. "When I went to a game, I felt the fans and the gym, everybody showing love, it felt like I was home". The Bulldogs are 10-13 overall and 1-9 in the Southeastern Conference in Crean's first season as coach.

Top-five senior Anthony Edwards announced his commitment to Georgia on Monday morning, becoming the Bulldogs' highest-ranked recruit in the ESPN recruiting era. In a recent ESPN mock draft for 2020, Edwards is selected No. 2 behind Jaden McDaniels.

A natural scorer from the two-guard position, Tom Crean would figure to be the ideal fit to shape the talents of a kid like Edwards, who told 247Sports that his favorite players both happen to have been Crean products from years' past: Victor Oladipo and Dwyane Wade.

Edwards, excited about the program's future, has high expectations.

Edwards lives approximately 90 minutes away from Georgia's campus and he admitted the opportunity of remaining close to his family while at college was very important to him.

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