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Post Georgia duo commits to Wake Forest

Friday July 13, 2007

Wake Forest got tremendous basketball recruiting news yesterday courtesy of the state of Georgia.

Forward Al-Farouq Aminu and center Tony Woods, two of the top in-state prospects for the 2008 class, committed to the Demon Deacons yesterday. Though either could have played for most any team in the nation, Aminu had been a top target for Georgia Tech (his brother plays there), and Georgia was among the finalists for Woods.

The duo adds to what might be the nation’s best recruiting class. They’ll certainly have the nation’s best incoming frontcourt. Better Wake than Tech or Florida.

There was one very troubling thing. The SI article linked above includes this line:

Woods said he considered Georgia until "I saw their true colors come out during the recruitment. I like the Ivy League education at Wake.

I’d be very interested to hear more about what he means. Those two sentences together imply something about the quality of a University of Georgia education, but it could also mean any number of things. This puzzling quote is just a few weeks after Woods had said,

“The coaches from Georgia have made a good impression on me,” he said. “I like their approach. They’ve been real persistent, but in a good way. Sometimes coaches can be persistent, but annoying. They’re not like that. I feel like we have a good relationship.”

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