After a pair of official visits, Georgia wing Gideon Gamble knew the time was right to make his college decision. The 6-foot-6, 175-pound wing from Westlake High School is headed to the Big South.
Gamble verbally committed to Winthrop on Sunday at the conclusion of his official visit to the Rock Hill, S.C. school. The three-star prospect said it wasn't an easy decision to decide between Winthrop and Central Florida.
"I couldn't base my decision just on the players because I got along with the players really well at both schools. And me and UCF coach (Kirk) Speraw got along really well, too. But (Winthrop) coach (Randy) Peele and had a lot of similarities. His goals were my goals. His vision was my vision. He wanted to see me succeed and feel comfortable with everything," Gamble said.
The Eagles' success in the post-season came into play, says Gamble.
"I think that had a lot to do with it. I think I can come in there early and play and they go to the NCAA tournament all of the time. Coach Peele expressed to me that he sees me in their big picture," he said.
"They have shown that they can slay the giants."
Gamble joins fellow Georgia Reggie Middleton in the 2008 recruiting class for Winthrop.