The college basketball live evaluation period opened today, meaning that coaches can visit high school practices and other events. This first day is critical in recruiting, because if a coach takes the time to see you before he sees anyone else, then you're obviously high on his radar.
Coaches are looking to close the deal on 2014 recruits prior to the early signing period in November (at the end of this live evaluation period), so it's always interesting to see where they go.
ATL is buzzing with college coaches this morning. You never know who you'll bump into during the eval period in this loaded city.— Justin Young (@JustinDYoung) September 9, 2013
Georgia has six players who are high-major 4-star locks in this cycle, and five are committed. The sixth is SG Ahmed Hill, and he's already announced his final list of five schools. So why were all the coaches in Georgia?
2015. 2016. The place is loaded.
Georgia always has a ton of talent, but the next two classes have the potential to be special in Georgia. If you look into where the your team's staff was today, there's a good chance that at least one began his morning at the Atlanta airport.
Not only are there a lot of coaches in ATL today, there are a lot of head coaches in ATL today. 2015/2016 has priority recruits in GA.— Justin Young (@JustinDYoung) September 9, 2013
Wheeler HS right now, coaches from Tenn, NC Central, LSU, FSU, & Western Kentucky. Brian Gregory & Cuonzo Martin front row.— CourtCred (@courtcred) September 9, 2013
College coaches are all over the city today. Popular places: St. Francis, Wheeler, Greenforest. A lot of bang for buck at those schools.— HoopSeen (@hoopseen) September 9, 2013
Plenty of college coaches in Atlanta today, loaded 2015 & 2016 classes here in Georgia— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) September 9, 2013
Florida State was in today to watch 2016 guard Tyree Crump of Bainbridge HS (GA), according to his AAU coach.— Future150.com (@Future150) September 9, 2013
Alabama was in today to see 2016 SG John Ogwuche and 2017 PG Luis Hurtado of Greenforest Christian Academy (GA).— Future150.com (@Future150) September 9, 2013
FSU was in today to see "South GA Sniper" aka 6'1 SG Tyree Crump of Bainbridge HS(GA).— NextUpRecruits.com (@NextUpRecruits) September 9, 2013