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Anthony Edwards cancels FSU visit, decision set for Monday

Photo: USA Today

Photo: USA Today

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.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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46 Comments for Anthony Edwards cancels FSU visit, decision set for Monday



  1. Bigblue7982
    6:06 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Georgia.



  2. Catcasey1
    6:08 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Could understand any school but Georgia wtf.



    • Cokely53
      6:23 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

      Actually Georgia would be the only one I could understand besides UK. Hometown has a strong push and the Wade/Oladipo is a pretty good selling point. But man this would get our recruiting juices flowing again if we snagged him



    • RealCatsFan
      7:26 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

      Who was that top ten guard wo passed on playing for UK to stay in his home state to play at MSU? Oh, you can’t remember either? ‘Nuff said.



    • Cokely53
      8:01 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

      Malik Newman?



    • jahanc2uky
      8:44 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

      Wade & Victor played more than 2 years for him… How many 1 & dones (especially guards) does it take for these recruits to realize, CALS SYSTEM WORKS!



    • 4everUKblue
      8:19 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

      Where is Newman now? Undrafted and in he G league, so that worked out well.



  3. JerryCat
    6:24 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Lol you mean the 10-12 Georgia Bulldogs? Can’t wait to embarrass Tom Crean into retirement over the next few years



    • michaelb
      6:30 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

      I hope ur right , he shoulda go here if he wants to be drafted high



  4. michaelb
    6:29 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Both sports have been brutal in recruitment the last year solid . Just the way it falls seems always uzpsetttting lol
    . Jeeez



  5. coolclay
    6:29 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Doesn’t the UK staff always feel “confident ” about a recruit?



  6. Robinson73
    6:38 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    DON’T COUNT OUT Cal of this one just yet. Cone on down son BBN wants YOU. #9 #BBN



  7. maximumscott
    6:39 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Dwyne wade was nearly 15 years ago… Oladipo is not the same as Wade… 2 in 20 years? Versus Cals track record? Lets be honest if Georgia gets him its bc he wants to play in GEORGIA.



  8. Brad
    6:43 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    He is coming to kentucky



  9. friendsofcoal
    6:47 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    I believe Cal still has the upper hand when it comes to getting guards drafted. I don’t think Oladipo and D Wade compare to the stack of guards Cal has put in the league.



  10. KYjellyRoll
    6:51 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    I agree…2 in 20 years…vs what Cal and UK has done?? If he goes to GA he might as well go play on the moon and draft himself. He will be a forgotten player. Cream can’t deliver



  11. a21CATSfan
    6:53 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    If TJ still did these posts, he would be predicting Kentucky. This is the type of kid Cal needs to regain traction with the elite, but him becoming a Bulldog will open up a spot for RJ Hampton when he reclassifies. CATS



  12. bwise
    6:53 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Who wants to play for Tom crean…victor was a 3 star and I have no idea what wade was but I’m pretty sure he wasn’t the number 1 player in his class either. That leaves hometown school as the only true advantage as cal has way more examples then just 2.



  13. UK96Champs
    6:54 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Crean: I’ve been missing you…alot!! Oops



  14. UKCatAttack
    7:02 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    It’s got the feel of Zion. Everyone thought he was going to Clemson and he picked Duke. I think this kid picks UK and I know nothing. Just a gut feeling and he looked awfully good in that UK Jersey.



    • RealCatsFan
      7:23 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

      Dook had a bagman tk snag Zion.



  15. RealCatsFan
    7:20 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    There are a LOT more successful NBA guards that Cal has coached than the two lone examples than Crean can crow about. Plus, he would have a chance to play for a Championship at UK. UGA will be lucky to make the tournament. Plus, he will be totally overshadowed by the football team. SMH.



  16. Catlogic15
    7:33 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    They said they would “build the team around him” ala Simmons. Cal doesn’t play that game with prima donnas.



    • Catcasey1
      7:48 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

      How do u build a team on a one year player



    • Alex90
      12:24 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

      You just be the terrible coach that is Tom Crean.



  17. StuckinLville
    7:34 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    I kind of think he might come to Kentucky. I feel like if he was that adamant on Georgia he would never have taken an official to Kentucky and now he has canceled every visit after. I think Kentucky has a chance thanks to Hagans.



    • Ridge Runner
      7:38 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

      My thought exactly.



    • RAGE
      7:53 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

      I agree and really hope you guys are right…



    • mashburnfan1
      8:03 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

      Agree with Stuck. Heard he and Hagans are pretty close so that should help UK. Not that they will play together {don’t know if Hagans leaves or not but probably will} but hope Hagans is selling him on UK. A bonus would be Hagans staying to play along side him.



    • michaelb
      8:09 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

      Plus why would he drag out the decision if he knows for sure he wants to be a hometown hero for uga? That kinda thing wraps up early in the periods – it’s illogical to string a home school out like that all suspenseful like .



  18. RAGE
    7:34 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    I agree with you UKCatAttack and Brad… I think we get him!!! Funny how he came to visit us FIRST!!!! I think that has to be a factor…. Or maybe I am just hoping!!!! LOL



  19. Han
    7:39 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Eh, probably yet another recruit who keeps us as a possibility until the end to keep hype up and so his team can say he picked them over us.



  20. RAGE
    7:56 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    If this were FOOTBALL I would say he probably should pick UGA… But in BASKETBALL no way!!!! I get hometown hero thoughts but if he comes to Kentucky he will be a beast a lot quicker in the League



    • michaelb
      8:07 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

      He can be a home town hero in Lexington too.



  21. Wildcat_blues1029
    7:58 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Sure he goes to Georgia. The chance to be the man of your hometown state and a solid team returning is too hard to pass up for some these kids. Not to mention play 2x against Us next year so you can definitely get the exposure. Hard to go against what we have here at UK but not many kids want to play as a team now days they want all individual shine. Know everyone is saying Crean has only had Wade and Olidipo but Wade is a Hall of Famer and this kids game is very similar. Cal hasn’t been getting these top 3-5 recruits lately which hurts but I like what we possibly have coming back next year and this kid is going want 30+ min a night and a lot of shots. Cal won’t and will not promise you that plain and simple



  22. Rixter
    8:01 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Hold on. Am I supposed to believe Edwards is going to Georgia because Tom Crean is known for developing young talent??



  23. michaelb
    8:06 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Brad calipari has a ksr commenting account



  24. BigolBlue
    9:12 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    This isnt a story.



  25. KyZoneBlitz
    9:13 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    He’s coming to Kentucky…. Mark it down…



  26. Soylentbeans
    9:33 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Why does everyone think UK has lost recruiting momentum? Landing a top 3 recruiting class every year is not losing momentum.



  27. Kentuckybbnfan01
    10:01 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    He’s going to Georgia one of the people to that know him personally and keeps up with recruiting says 100% Georgia