We said that recruiting would be a key part of Brian Gregory’s success at Tech, and Gregory has demonstrated that he’s of the same mind. His first action after being introduced was to pay a visit to Tech’s top 2011 signee: PF Julian Royal. Royal had wavered and considered re-opening his recruitment if Paul Hewitt were let go. Georgia, the other finalist in Royal’s initial decision, would be considered a likely destination if he did decide to open things back up.
The meeting went well, and the Royals were impressed by Gregory’s attention. While Royal still wants some more time to think about it, Georgia fans shouldn’t expect much to come of this situation. According to Royal’s father, Gregory’s system seems like a “good match” for Royal, and he doesn’t “see any reason for Julian to change his mind about the school.”
The story is a little different with Rockdale County’s Kevin Ware. He has confirmed that he will request his release from Tennessee, though it’s still possible that he might ultimately stick with the Vols. If he does start looking around, expect Georgia to be among those throwing their hats back into the ring.