Take this post with a grain of salt, considering last Friday there was news a recruit was a lock to commit to George Mason, and then didn’t. Recruiting can be a tricky business for programs and a lot of times coaches are at the mercy of a 16 year-old kid who could change his mind at any moment. Nevertheless, recruits are shortening their list of schools and most of time they want to commit before their final senior year of high school.
Here is rundown of 2014 recruits that have George Mason on their final list:
TeMarcus Blanton 6’5″ (SF) – 4 stars (Scout)
2014 SF TeMarcus Blanton Luella (GA) has cut his list down to George Mason, FSU, S. Carolina, Auburn and Arkansas per his HS coach
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) August 5, 2013
We have talked about him a lot and I would guess he remains the staff’s main focus right now. He a great scorer from the wing and would be an excellent replacement for Sherrod Wright. Recently he spoke very highly of George Mason and Paul Hewitt:
“I like Mason a lot. I got to play with the players. Coach (Paul) Hewitt, that’s my man right there. I love coach Hewitt. It is easy to get along with him. I have a real good relationship with him,” Blanton said. “What I like about Mason the most though is coach Hewitt develops his players. He’s got guys in the NBA. I feel like that could be good for me. That’s what I’m trying to reach.”
Keyshawn Woods 6’4″ (SG) – 3 stars (ESPN)
2014 SG Keyshawn Woods of Team Charlotte (NC) has a final 7 of Charlotte, UNC-G, Houston, Tulsa, College of Charleston, George Mason & UT-C
— Justin Byerly (@Justinbyerly) August 6, 2013
Another scoring guard that would help replace the void left by Bryon Allen and Sherrod Wright. Scouts say he has a high motor on defense and is a very effective shooter.
Jeff Garrett 6’7″ (SF) – 3 stars (247sports)
Oldsmar Christian 2014 6'7 WG Jeff Garrett has a final July offer list of: UAB, George Mason, Louisiana Tech, Tenn Tech
— Jordan Fair (@Jordan_Fair) August 5, 2013
A versatile wing player who can play at various spots, shoots the ball well, and can guard a couple of different positions.
Also, point guard John Crosby could still be in the mix. If he continues to hold off on his decision we will be seeing a lot more interest from the staff in 2014 point guards.