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Post Fox to sign his first player

Tuesday April 28, 2009

Georgia was thin in the backcourt to begin with, and offseason attrition hasn’t helped. The first signee for new coach Mark Fox is at least a start towards shoring up the guard position.

UGASports.com and Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com are reporting that Vincent Williams, a PG from Homestead (Fla.) South Dade high school, has committed to Georgia and signed his letter of intent. He’s a scorer (26 PPG / 6 APG) who should at least be able to provide decent depth behind likely starters Dustin Ware and DeMario Mayfield.

Williams didn’t attract a ton of attention until he earned his qualifying test scores, and then teams from Oklahoma to Florida to N.C. State to Kentucky began to show interest. Georgia made a big push with an Easter weekend visit to south Florida. The Bulldogs were one of the first big-name programs to offer Williams, and he jumped on it.

Elsewhere on the hoops front, JUCO combo guard Derrio Green will sign with Charlotte. Green and Williams were being recruited for virtually the same role, so 1 out of 2 isn’t bad in this case.

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  • I’ll admit i don’t know much about Vincent, but I did know he was the target of the Easter weekend trip Coach Fox made at ungodly hours then weekend of G-Day. I was impressed then with his “i’ll go anywhere, anytime to get a good recruit. I’m even more impressed that he sold Vincent on Georgia & swayed him from other interest.

    A lot of fans have been sketical a/b Coach Fox’s recruiting abilities. Hopefully this first signee will go a ways to assuage that worry. Kudos to Coach Fox – i’m firmly planted in the front seat of his bandwagon & can’t wait to see how he changes the program. Congrats Coach Fox and Go Dawgs!

    PS – Coach Fox in case you read this, please know that UGA fans L.O.V.E. that you end all of your interviews with a “Go Dawgs!” Love it.