Rodney Howard commits to Georgia for class of 2019
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Rodney Howard commits to Georgia for class of 2019

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Tom Crean has added another recruit to his Top 10 ranked 2019 class. Rodney Howard, a 6-foot-10, 230-pound center from Greenville, South Carolina (Legacy Charter) committed to the Bulldogs on Thursday.

Howard committed to the Georgia Bulldogs over offers from Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Florida Gulf Coast, Middle Tennessee, and others. He was previously committed to Ole Miss up until May 15.

“When I went to campus on Sunday, Coach Crean showed me the whole campus because I had never seen it,” Howard told “He broke down my film for like three hours. My mom wanted me to go to Georgia Tech after Saturday’s visit and I thought I was settled on Georgia Tech, but she wanted me to go up to Athens to see it to be sure. After we met with Coach Crean, she didn’t expect so much out of it and she just said she was fine either way I go. She really liked that visit. It was the way he broke everything down about my game and his plan for me that sold me on Georgia.” rates Rodney Howard as a three-star recruit and the No. 36 center for 2019.

In the 247Sports Composite, Rodney Howard is listed as a three-star recruit, the No. 42 center, and the No. 235 overall recruit for the 2019 class.

Howard’s commitment comes less than 24 hours  after Nicolas Claxton announced he will remain in the 2019 NBA Draft.

The commitment of Rodney Howard gives Georgia the No. 8 overall class ranking in the country via 247Sports. Georgia’s 2019 class trails only Memphis, Kentucky, Arizona, Duke, Villanova, USC, and Florida and is one spot ahead of North Carolina.

Georgia’s 2019 recruiting class now consists of Howard, five-star shooting guard Anthony Edwards, four-star small forward Toumani Camara, four-star guard Jaykwon Walton, four-star small forward Christian Brown, and four-star point guard Sahvir Wheeler.

The Bulldogs will also get the services of Donnell Gresham Jr., a graduate transfer from Northeastern University.

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