Size is at a premium in the class of 2011 creating a frenzy among college coaches. Rather than take their chances with some of the programs that figured to get involved if Jervon Pressley stretched out his recruitment, Rod Barnes and Georgia State locked themselves up a good one.
A physically imposing, athletic and tough 6-foot-8 235 pounder from Charlotte (N.C.) Waddell, Pressley downright mean around the basket. He encourages physical play in the paint and works the class.
Sources close to the situation pointed to a solid relationship with the Georgia State staff, potential early playing time and proximity to home as the deciding factors.