The fireworks are already beginning to take off at the Reebok Summer Championships. Mfon Udofia, one of the top players in the event this year, announced his college decision after a big time match-up against the nation's top player John Wall.
Udofia told a crowd of reporters that he will be taking his game to Georgia Tech next season. The top 30 national prospect and top five point guard said he liked the opportunity in downtown Atlanta.
"We have a really good player-coach type of relationship with coach [Paul] Hewitt and [Charlton Young]," Udofia said. "I'd try to reach out to them just about everyday. We're real close. Plus, I'm from around there. It all worked out well."
Georgia Tech's point guard history was also a major factor, Udofia said.
"That was also something that helped me make up my mind. Georgia Tech is like point guard U," Udofia said. "They've had Kenny Anderson, Stephon Marbury, Jarrett Jack, Javaris Crittenton. They've had a lot of really good point guards come out of Tech. All of them are top guards. I'm looking forward to going there and seeing if I have that same kind of potential, too. It's a point guard school."
Udofia joins fellow Rivals150 prospects Kammeon Holsey and Brian Oliver in Georgia Tech's 2009 recruiting class. Ironically, Holsey and Oliver also announced their decisions at or immediately after a major event. Holsey reveled that he would be a Yellow Jacket last week at the Nike Peach Jam. Oliver pledged shortly after shining in the Rumble in the Bronx.
With Udofia now on board, Georgia Tech will likely spend the week shadowing Derrick Favors and Kenny Boynton in Las Vegas and Glen Rice in Orlando. Udofia said he is looking forward
"Now I get to work on the rest of the players. I get to tell them about the school and try to get them to come with us," Udofia said. "I get to put my recruiter's hat on now. I gotta get some more players."