Four-star prospect Renaldo Woolridge is loaded with potential and the 6-foot-8, 205-pound wing from North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard Westlake is awful good right now. Torn between three schools, he will develop his game further in the SEC.
"Renaldo committed this morning," said Woolridge's travel team coach Dinos Triginos of Belmont Shores. "Actually he went to bed undecided and was hoping to wake up with clarification. He sorted it out and is going to Tennessee.
Tennessee had to beat out Georgetown and USC to land Woolridge.
"He had three great choices," said Triginos. "They are nationally ranked teams, and he had a very difficult decision. He liked the style of play at Tennessee, and they did a terrific recruiting job and he had a terrific visit. The family atmosphere with both basketball teams really impressed him."
Woolridge, who is the No. 59 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, joins four-star Philip Jurick as Tennessee's two 2008 commitments. The Volunteers hope to add five-star guard Elliot Williams to round out the class.
Renaldo Wooldridge scouting report:
Long and athletic, Woolridge can both score the ball from deep and make shots off the dribble. He is very adept at hitting shots on the move off one foot. A player who thrives in a fast, open court game, he will need to improve his physical strength and toughness for the next level. Yet, there is no denying the immense potential of the still developing wing player who is the son of former NBA player Orlando Woolridge.