This weekend, Josh Pastner and the Men’s Basketball Team will be hosting a pair of huge visitors for official visits. Five star wing Nassir Little and 4 four star point guard Michael Devoe will both be on campus, and the Tech staff will surely be rolling out the red carpet for them. The Jackets were on both players very early in the recruiting process and they have both emphasized the great relationship they have developed with the staff.
Little is the Jackets clear top target in the 2018 class and he has the chance to be the biggest recruit for Tech since Derrick Favors in 2009. The Jackets were one of the first schools to offer Little when they offered him over a year ago, but he remained relatively under the radar until this spring, when his stock blew up and every coach in the country was calling him. He recently revealed his top 5, which in addition to Tech, consists of Duke, North Carolina, Arizona, and Miami. Little has set up official visits to all five schools, but is undecided if he will sign in the early or late signing period. In addition to the previously mentioned relationship that Tech has built with Nassir, they are also the closest school to the Jacksonville native, giving them multiple advantages over the other four schools on his list.
In college basketball recruiting, it is no secret that shoe companies and college apparel deals hold a major influence. Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour all have their own high profile AAU circuits that host the top high school players in the country each summer. This makes the Jackets announced deal with Adidas this week even more interesting, given that Little was one of the top players on the Adidas circuit this year. While the Adidas deal doesn’t necessarily help the Jackets, it certainly can’t hurt.
By the way, Nassir Little, 5-star SF target for #GaTech is a BIG TIME Adidas guy and that is certainly helping the cause for Pastner.— Kelly Quinlan (@Kelly_Quinlan) August 22, 2017
Devoe, the other priority target on campus this weekend has been described as a Swiss Army knife, the complete package at point guard. Running with Nike South Beach this summer, he averaged 16 ppg and almost 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game. In addition to his visit to Atlanta, Devoe has set up three other official visits. He will be visiting Wake Forest on Sept. 15, Ohio State on Sept. 22 and Florida on Oct. 7 and is still debating between Indiana and USC for his final visit. He is open to committing in the early signing period, depending on how his official visits go. The lefty would be a huge pickup for the Jackets.
Lastly, you can be sure the Georgia Tech players will be doing their part this weekend!
Lol the Ga tech players are really recruiting me I love it!— Nassir Little (@2ez_nassie) August 11, 2017