Big commit for Fox
Georgia added another significant piece to its incoming basketball
recruiting class on Monday as center Mike Edwards (Westland,
Michigan/John Glenn) decided
he wanted to become a Bulldog.
Ive decided to end my recruitment. I will be attending the University of Georgia! #godawgs #UGA @coachmarkfox- Michael Edwards (@bigmike005) April 14, 2015
"It was just the best fit for me," Edwards told UGASports. "I spent like seven hours deciding with my coach and my family today. It was crazy. I just did a pros and cons list and it came out for Georgia."
At the end of the day, Edwards said more than anything else, his heart was with the Bulldogs.
"It was really more of a gut feeling with Georgia," Edwards said. "I think the opportunity to get to the next level from there and being able to play right away put them over the top."
The news of Edwards picking Georgia is significant. The Bulldogs graduate their
some depth to their front-court for next season. Edwards joins soon-to-be
four-star prospect Derek Ogbeide in the post for Georgia's Class of 2015 and
Edwards, a 6-foot-9 athletic post player, became a hot prospect late in his
senior season as word spread about his improvement. Georgia became the first
major school to pull the trigger on a scholarship offer while Edwards was in town for an
official visit in late March. Soon after Georgia offered, schools such as
followed. Nebraska also had Edwards campus for an official visit along with
Northern Illinois before Edwards turned in an outstanding senior season.
This is the second straight year Georgia added a prospect from Michigan during
the late signing period. Last year, Yante Maten picked the
Bulldogs over offers from Indiana and Michigan State.
"He played a big part," Edwards said of having somebody he knows at Georgia. "Coming in and knowing somebody made me feel more comfortable there."
Edwards currently rates as a three-star prospect on Rivals.com and will be under
consideration for the final Rivals150. Edwards averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds per game last season.