4-star Class of 2020 forward Terrance Williams has committed to Georgetown. Williams, a 6’6” forward, is currently the 81st ranked player in the Class of 2020 in the ESPN Top 100. He chose Georgetown over Michigan and Notre Dame, among others, in one of the greatest Instagram commitment videos ever.
The commitment of the Washington DC native and Gonzaga College High School is an important one for Georgetown, which has struggled in recent years to secure commitments of local talent. Williams represents the first Gonzaga College High School player to commit to Georgetown as a non walk-on since Lamont Morgan and Robert Churchwell in 1991. Ra’Mond Hines played as a walk-on for the Hoyas from 2016-2018. Williams was part of the team Takeover AAU squad that won Peach Jam in 2018. In 2019, he averaged more than 20 points per game for Team Takeover, with some suggesting he should be a 5-star recruit:
From casual contributor LCPolo18:
6’6” 210 pound Power Forward
Gonzaga College High School (near Union Station in DC, alma mater of Assistant Coach Akbar Waheed)
Team Takeover AAU Team
ESPN 4-star ranked 81st
Rivals 4-star ranked 91st
247 Sports 4-star ranked 96th
247 Sports Composite 4-star ranked 82nd
Terrance Williams is a combo forward who has a good all around game. He excels with his interior game and transition skills, and he has been developing his handles and outside shot.
Georgetown has been recruiting Terrance Williams since his Freshman year at Gonzaga College High School (2016-2017 season). That was the first year that Akbar Waheed was on staff at Georgetown. After Coach Ewing was hired in 2017, Georgetown was often mentioned to be present at his high school open gyms, high school games, and AAU games throughout his Sophomore and Junior years. He attended Hoya Madness in October 2017, and got an offer from Georgetown in January 2018. He took official visits to UVA and Stanford in Fall 2018 and those two schools were said to be prioritizing him the most at he time. He attended at least two Georgetown games this past season, DePaul and Villanova. He was first team WCAC for both his Sophomore and Junior year, and he was first team All-Met his Junior year. In April 2019 he finally got an offer from Notre Dame, who had been recruiting him since his Freshman year but hadn’t offered him. His former teammate Prentiss Hubb plays for Notre Dame, and he took an official visit there in May 2019. Right after that visit he announced that his “final 7” schools would be NC State, DePaul, UVA, Stanford, Georgetown, Notre Dame, and South Carolina. He was supposed to take an official visit to South Carolina, but it was canceled due to a hurricane. He took an official visit to DePaul in early June 2019, who had given him his first offer. Two weeks later he took an official visit to Georgetown on June 19-21. He also took an unofficial visit to Georgetown on June 25. Then, after a solid performance at Peach Jam in early July, he picked up an offer from Michigan, which he added to his “final 8” schools. Which brings us to tonight where he’ll be deciding between his “final 3” schools of Georgetown, Michigan, and Notre Dame.
I had a great visit and liked what they showed me and how I would fit in their system with my versatility to play inside and out. I felt like their style of play was best for me. Coach Ewing also talked about helping me get to the next level, which is another goal of mine. I also like what Coach Ewing is doing with the program and I want to be apart of that.
When Did you know?
I knew probably a couple days after Peach Jam after sitting down with my family to breakdown each school.
Who will you recruit? have you already texted anyone?
I contacted Caleb Love already once he posted his Georgetown offer and I’m going to start recruiting RJ Davis
Williams is the first Hoyas commitment in the Class of 2020. Georgetown now has one scholarship available for the 2020-21 season.
Highlights here and below:
Welcome to the Hilltop, Terrance Williams!