Per a source, Class of 2014 power forward Paul White is now considered "most likely" to commit to Georgetown, and could announce his commitment as early as during or right after his visit to the Hilltop the weekend of September 13th. White is a 4-star recruit and ranked number 57 in ESPN's Top 100.
I know what you're thinking. Didn't this stupid site just report a few weeks ago that Georgetown was backing off of White's recruitment and focusing on fellow Top 100 forward Ben Bentil instead? You're damn right we did! Well, a few things have changed since then. In mid-August, Georgetown's main competition for White, the Arizona Wildcats, received the commitment of '14 power forward Craig Victor, ranked number 31 in ESPN's Top 100. Though Arizona could certainly find room for White on its roster, White would be playing behind Victor in that frontcourt. Victor is not a "one and done" prospect, and will occupy the 4 spot for the Wildcats for years to come. In addition, another Class of '14 power forward, 6'10" Arizona native Michael Humphrey, recently announced he will visit Arizona in October after listing Arizona in his final few schools.
White, whose skillset is considered a perfect fit for Georgetown, had an impressive July prior to breaking his arm.
Prior to his arm injury, White (@_PW13) was dominating the Peach Jam for @NikeMeanstreets. He averaged 18.3 PPG (56.1 FG%) & 8.3 RPG #BEAST— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) August 28, 2013
Before we go parading to the White House celebrating White's imminent arrival, White is taking an official visit to Arizona next weekend and in the world of college basketball, anything can happen. White also has visits scheduled to UConn, Minnesota and DePaul, though those visits will be cancelled if the Hoyas are able to secure a commitment during White's visit in the next couple of weeks.
Should White commit to Georgetown he will join an already impressive '14 class that includes forward Isaac Copeland, wing LJ Peak and point guard Tre Campbell. Securing Paul White now would allow the Hoyas to launch a full-court press on '14 center Elbert Robinson, who while was previously thought to be a Georgetown lean, has recently flirted with a number of schools and has taken unofficial visits to LSU and TCU, an official visit to Nebraska and has an official visit to Louisville scheduled.
The equation for Georgetown is simple: Get Paul White+Get Elbert Robinson=Win Everything.