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Recruiting Update: Hoyas Pursuing 7'5" Center Tacko Fall and Top 10 Guard Tyler Dorsey

With the July live period in full swing, the Georgetown coaching staff is aggressively recruiting 7'5" center Tacko Fall (Liberty Christian Prep, Tavares, FL).  Fall is a 3-star center in the Class of 2015 and currently holds offers from Baylor, Kansas State, and Tennessee among others.

A shot-blocker who is adept at finishing at the rim, Fall also possesses a sneaky passing ability and good footwork for a kid his size, and oh by the way he is SEVEN FOOT FIVE INCHES TALL.  Though undoubtedly a project at this stage, you can't teach height and what better school for Fall to develop into an impact big than at Lanky Wing Big Man U?

After Noah Dickerson's decision to re-open his recruitment, Georgetown has 4 open scholarships in the Class of '15 (assuming Trey Mourning is a walk-on).  With Josh Smith and Mikael Hopkins leaving Georgetown after this season (or perhaps sooner in the case of the former whose ominous absence from Kenner League has been largely unexplained), the Hoyas are looking to add depth to what will be an extremely inexperienced frontcourt in 2015.

As the roster currently stands, the Hoyas will be relying on freshman Jessie Govan, the unproven Bradley Hayes and walk-on Trey Mourning at the 5 spot with Marcus Derrickson, Isaac Copeland, Paul White and Reggie Cameron as power forwards/stretch 4s.  That landscape changes dramatically of course, if the staff is able to secure a commitment from the Class of '15's #1 ranked player, center/forward Ivan Rabb.  Rabb took an unofficial visit to Georgetown in May and the Hoyas remain on his final list of schools which also includes Duke, North Carolina and Arizona among others.  There is no timetable currently set for Rabb's decision.

With D'Vauntes-Smith Rivera, L.J. Peak and Tre Campbell as the only guards on the roster in '15, undoubtedly the staff is looking to add depth at both the 1 and 2 positions.  The staff could accomplish both at once by landing former Arizona commit Tyler Dorsey, who Casual sources also confirm the staff has been recruiting.

Dorsey is a 5-star 6'4" guard who prefers to play the point, and his skills as both a passer and scorer would fit nicely in John Thompson III's system.  Adding Dorsey, Rabb and two others to a class that already includes Govan and Derrickson would give Georgetown its best recruiting class since, well, this season.

Stay tuned.