Jackets land Maurice Miller
"One and done," Miller said of his official visit to Georgia Tech last weekend, where the 6-1 senior guard offered a verbal commitment to Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Hewitt. "It was my first (official visit), but Georgia Tech offers you all the things you need to succeed. Not only is it a good school, but it's got good athletics, too."
Rated the No. 13 point guard prospect in the Class of 2007 by Rivals.com and the No. 90 overall prospect, Miller said he had also considered offers from Cincinnati, Clemson, Illinois, LSU, Ole Miss, Stanford, Tennessee, the University of Memphis and Vanderbilt.
He'd planned to make an official visit to Ole Miss this weekend before visiting Oklahoma and LSU, but said Tuesday those visits are off.
"Going to Georgia Tech on that first visit made it tough on everybody else because they really have showed the most interest in him over the long haul," Raleigh-Egypt basketball coach Jimmy Adams said. "... If he was certain, I told him there was no reason to prolong it, and he found what he was looking for."
Miller said he wasn't swayed by the fact that Georgia Tech already has one Memphis product on its roster in freshman forward Thaddeus Young, the former Mitchell High standout, and is reportedly interested in another in Mitchell junior guard Jarvis Jones.
"All those guys, every time, were saying, 'You need to come to Georgia Tech,' or whatever, but it wasn't based on them. It was based on my own decision," Miller said