Walter Hill, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound wing from East Hall High School in Gainesville, Ga., decided he wasn't going to wait until the end of the summer to make a decision.
Hill verbally committed to the University of Georgia on Monday. Head coach Dennis Felton and assistant Desmond Oliver made the three-star prospect a priority during the high school season and were able to land the talented in-state player before he broke out on the national scene this spring and summer.
"That meant a lot to me because I got a chance to get to know the coaches and players," Hill said. "I like the relationship that I have been able to build with them.
"They have been there for a while and I like the fact that my family can come out and see me play every game."
The proximity to home played a large part in Hill's decision to stay in-state, he said. Hill said also considered South Carolina.
Athletically, Hill is one of the top prospects in the Peach State. He took his game to another level this season on the hardwood, showing that he can mix his athleticism around the basket with a confident three point shot from the perimeter.
Hill said the Bulldogs will utilize him as a wing alongside fellow 2007 commitment Keegan Bell and big men Martavius Adams and Jeremy Price.
Also an emerging football prospect, Hill is being recruited by several top-notch gridiron programs but he said his focus is solely on basketball.