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Georgia rises in recruiting rankings after adding Anthony Edwards

13 February 2019

"I went to a game and I felt the fans in the gym, everybody showing love, and I felt like I was home", Edwards continued. "I want to put the state school back on the basketball map". He says one factor was Georgia's Tom Crean coached his two favorite players, Dwyane Wade at Marquette and Victor Oladipo at Indiana. "On my visit we watched film together, and he talks with so much energy".

247Sports' Crystal Ball Predictions give Edwards an 86-percent chance of going to Georgia, and a 14-percent chance of going to FSU.

The Georgia campus in Athens is near his Atlanta home.

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The 6-foot-4 wing is the highest-ranked recruit ever to select the Bulldogs, surpassing Lou Williams and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. He narrowed down his final commitment decision to Georgia, Florida State, and Kentucky amid an offer sheet that included 16 schools. He is also ranked No. 2 in the class by Rivals and No. 5 by ESPN.

Anthony Edwards, a 5-star shooting guard in the class of 2019 and the No. 1 prospect in the nation according to 247Sports, is keeping things local and committing to play his college basketball for the Bulldogs.

Kentucky now has the ninth-ranked 2019 recruiting class in the 247Sports rankings.

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The Georgia Bulldogs are not a college basketball powerhouse, but one of the country's best recruits has chose to play for them anyway.

Top-five senior Anthony Edwards announced his commitment to Georgia on Monday morning, becoming the Bulldogs' highest-ranked recruit in the ESPN recruiting era. While both players are consensus top-100 prospects, neither now hold an offer from the Bulldogs. Johnson appears to be their top choice of the six players followed by Brown and Broadnax.

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Georgia rises in recruiting rankings after adding Anthony Edwards