Winston Shepard of Findley College Prep (68 on the “ESPNU 100” for 2012) in Henderson, Nevada has narrowed his list of schools down from six to five, and unfortunately for Coach Mark Fox, Georgia was not one of them – he’s now only considering San Diego State, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, UNLV and UTEP.
Fox has one scholarship to give for the 2012 class, at this point I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that Miller Grove’s Tony Parker is not going to choose UGA over Duke, Ohio State, Kansas, Memphis, Georgetown or UCLA.
Assuming Parker goes out-of-state, that leaves Wheeler’s Charles Mitchell as the last coveted forward in the 2012 class that is on Georgia’s radar. The 6’7″ (250lb) Mitchell is listed as a four-star prospect on Rivals.com (three-star on ESPN.com), and he’s entertaining offers from Georgia as well as Cincinnati, Texas, Florida State, Maryland, Tennessee, Clemson, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Seton Hall and DePaul.
Apparently Mitchell had a very strong summer in which he trimmed down physically and improved his overall agility, boosting him into a number of 2012 recruiting Top 100 lists. The young man isn’t planning on making any official visits to schools until mid-January, or even as late as February.
I don’t know where Georgia ranks among his plethora of scholarship offers, but I do know that he looks like the kind of player that could make an instant impact in Athens next season.