We’re headed down the home stretch for the No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2019, and according to a report from 247 Sports this afternoon, it looks like there won’t be much suspense in the final days of his recruitment.
With his announcement set for Monday, 6-foot-5 five-star shooting guard Anthony Edwards has canceled his official visit to Florida State originally scheduled for this weekend.
Edwards has already canceled official visits to Kansas, North Carolina, and FSU, making Kentucky and Georgia the only two schools on his list to get an official.
Evan Daniels reports Florida State has not been officially cut from Edwards’ list, but it’d be hard to see a player cancel an official visit to the school only to commit to them the very next week. Stranger things have happened, but it’s looking like the announcement will come down to Georgia and Kentucky, with the Bulldogs being the heavy favorite.
Sources told KSR that while the Kentucky coaching staff has been confident for several weeks in this recruitment and feels Edwards has more interest in UK than the general public seems to realize, Tom Crean has done an exceptional job in recruiting the elite guard to Georgia and the Bulldogs are the team to beat.
To make matters worse, Daniels, one of the best recruiting insiders in the business, recently entered a pick for Georgia in the 247 Sports Crystal Ball.
Corey Evans of Rivals.com also added that Georgia has the most momentum going into Edwards’ announcement and he expects the Bulldogs to be the choice.
His reasoning? Tom Crean and the Georgia coaching staff is selling Edwards on being the next Dwyane Wade and/or Victor Oladipo, two former Crean standouts at Marquette and Indiana.
Georgia has the most momentum in the race with Edwards and while defeating FSU will be difficult, as will Kentucky, the Bulldogs have the chance to build their entire team around Edwards next season. Plus, I found it a bit intriguing that, whenever I spoke with Edwards last month, he said that he studied the games of Dwyane Wade and Victor Oladipo, two standout guards that each played for Tom Crean during their respective college days. Throw in that Crean hired two respected assistants that hail from the Peach State with strong connections throughout and I will have to side with the Bulldogs when it comes to Edwards revealing his commitment next Monday morning, despite the timing looking a bit off if it were to be Georgia.
We’ll find out on Monday, and I’ll be here to break it down later in the day on Pilgrim’s Insider Notes.