The recruitment of Otto Porter has come to an end and it's not one people saw coming a month or even two weeks ago. After a weekend official visit, Porter has committed to John Thompson III's Georgetown Hoyas.
The 6-foot-8 forward from Sikeston (Mo.) Scott County Central's high school coach Kenyon Wright confirmed the news on Tuesday morning.
"Yes he's committed to Georgetown," Wright told Rivals.com. "I haven't really gotten to talk to him about it much because of the Jordan game."
The pickup of Porter is a big one for Georgetown. Not only because of Porter's talent, but because he was looked at as a lock for Missouri for such a long time.
However, because of a connection between Hoyas assistant Robert Kirby and Otto Porter Sr. that dated back nearly 30 years, Georgetown kept recruiting him. Then, Mike Anderson leaving for Arkansas a few weeks ago created an opening that the Hoyas were able to capitalize on.
Still unknown to much of the country, Porter recently completed a legendary high school career. A skilled forward who can face up and rebound at a high level, he led his high school team to state championships in his sophomore, junior and senior season.
This weekend, Porter -- who currently ranks #97 nationally but will be making a jump in the final rankings -- will compete in the Jordan Brand All-American game.