ATLANTA – Anthony Edwards, the No. 1 prospect in the Top247 for the 2019 recruiting class, committed to Georgia on Monday via an exclusive interview with CBSSports HQ.
Edwards, who lives an hour and a half from Georgia’s campus, picked the in-state school over significant interest from Kentucky, where he official visited on Jan. 20, Florida State and a host of others.
Edwards took an official visit to Georgia on Dec. 1, less than two weeks after he opted to reclassify from the 2020 to the 2019 recruiting class. He then took multiple unofficial visits to the school before his pledge.
The commitment from Edwards gives Georgia and Tom Crean a trio of commitments, all ranking in the national top 100. Edwards joins four-star prospects Jaykwon Walton and Toumani Camara to make up what is now the No. 12 class in the 247Sports Team Rankings.
A dynamic scorer with impressive physical tools, the Holy Spirit Preparatory School product ranks No. 2 overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and No. 1 in the Top247.
"The process was pretty difficult, a hard decision, but I came to a final school," Edwards said.
Edwards is the highest ranked player to ever commit to Georgia. The Bulldogs' previous top recruit was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who was ranked No. 12 in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Edwards is averaging 26.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals during his senior season while shooting 38-percent from three. Edwards was recently selected as a McDonald’s All-American.
"Ive been in Georgia since 2000, he’s the best scorer I’ve seen in high school since Louis Williams and he may be better," said Ty Anderson, head coach at Holy Spirit Preparatory School.
247Sports analyst Brian Snow writes that Edwards is the best shooting guard prospect in years, with scoring traits similar to NBA star James Harden.
"That isn’t said without regard for the gravity of the comparison," Snow said. "While it is unlikely that Edwards ever reaches Harden’s insane level as a scorer, he could easily be in that mold, and could one day be a top-flight scorer in the NBA."
This is a developing story.