- UPDATE: Jaylen Brown’s mother told the AJC on Monday evening that her son “has not decided yet about the other two official visits.”
UGA and Georgia Tech will not get official visits from the nation’s No. 2 college basketball prospect from the Atlanta area.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that Wheeler High School forward Jaylen Brown will still visit UGA and Georgia Tech – but it will be on unofficial visits, Brown told ZagsBlog.com in an interview on Sunday.
“I haven’t gotten anything planned but I’m probably going to take an official to Michigan and to North Carolina,” Brown told the website. “Unofficially, to Georgia and Georgia Tech.”
Brown, who took a recruiting trip to UCLA this past weekend, is saving his last two official visits for places farther away – Kentucky and Michigan. The Wolverines are extremely late to the party with recruiting Brown, but got a pass because Brown’s family is from the Michigan area.
Georgia Tech was Brown’s first scholarship offer a few years ago, followed soon after by UGA. The Yellow Jackets and Bulldogs are considered long shots for Brown, per the 247sports Crystal Ball Predictions. Kentucky is the leader at 39 percent, followed by UCLA at 37 percent and Kansas at 14 percent. Brown has taken official visits to all three.
Brown, who has declined to name any leaders, is set to make his college decision on April 1.
UGA and Georgia Tech still appear to be in the running, but it is extremely rare for a high-profile prospect to sign with a college that he didn’t take an official visit to.
Ed note: I’m sure I’m missing someone, but the last big name of out of Georgia that I can remember that signed with a college he did not visit was 1990 – Morrow High School’s Andre Hastings with UGA. I’m not including kids who were late qualifiers or got a last-minute offer.