The Georgetown Hoyas handed out an offer to one of the top prospects in the Lonestar state in the class of 2015, Rockwall SG Austin Grandstaff.
The one time Oklahoma State commitment opened his recruitment up at the beginning of February after being a verbal pledge to the Cowboys program for just over eight months time. Grandstaff, like many high school students his age who don't also happen to be highly touted basketball prospects as well, wanted to make sure he wasn't rushing his college decision which led him to open his recruitment back up.
"I just wanted to check my other options, because I have a lot," said Grandstaff. "I feel like I am going to have a really big spring and I just wanted to take my time to decide where I wanted to go."
The four-star shooting guard, and top 40 recruit nationally per the 247Sports Composite rankings, will play this summer with another Rockwall, TX resident who holds an offer from the Georgetown Hoyas, '15 Lancaster PF Elijah Thomas.
"[I'm playing for] Team Texas Elite," said Grandstaff when asked what program he'd be playing with this summer. "Me and Elijah Thomas are on the same AAU team."
To this point, Grandstaff doesn't have much of a background on the Hoyas program. However, now that Georgetown has thrown their hat in the ring with a scholarship offer it appears as though the Hoyas are a program that has piqued the shooting guards interest. Per their conversation, John Thompson III and the Hoyas staff feel they could use Grandstaff the same way that they used former Hoya forward, and NBA lottery pick, Otto Porter.
"No, I talked to coach Thompson yesterday and he was telling me all about it," said Grandstaff. "How good of a school it is and stuff like that. How I'd fit in the system, like an Otto Porter type. He's a really cool guy; he's a funny guy too. I haven't really watched them much this year since I didn't really know they were interested in me but now that I know I have an offer from them I am definitely going to be watching some Georgetown."
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Georgetown offer ☑️🏀— Austin Grandstaff (@AustinGstaff1) February 24, 2014