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Georgia Tech Basketball: Four-Star PF Signee Romello White to ask Josh Pastner for release from his Letter of Intent, per report

This would be a huge blow to an otherwise pedestrian 2016 signing class for Georgia Tech.

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Over the weekend, it began to sound as though the top player in Georgia Tech's 2016 basketball recruiting class might be aiming to head elsewhere this fall:

If this is true, it's a considerable blow to the Jackets' 2016 recruiting class that was originally put together by Brian Gregory. White was the gem of the class, as a top-5 prospect in the state and a top-75 prospect in the country. The gifted power forward would have been very useful in replacing the graduated Nick Jacobs, Charles Mitchell, and James White from the 2015-2016 team.

Including White, Georgia Tech's 2016 recruiting class looked like this:

Pos Player Ht Wt Hometown 247Sports National Rk
PF Romello White 6-8 215 Marietta, GA 74
SG Josh Okogie 6-5 185 Snellville, GA 186
SF Christian Matthews 6-6 190 Fort Washington, MD 240

In the time since his hiring was announced, Coach Pastner has spent an extensive amount of time recruiting, primarily for 2017 but also in spots for 2016. A player could be added to the above list at a later date, but that appears more unlikely with each passing day.

We'll let you know if any sort of official announcement is made regarding White's status as a signee with Georgia Tech.