It would seem a longshot, but Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner is trying to stay in the competition for ESPN top-100 point guard Blake Harris.
Pastner made a home visit with Harris, a four-star prospect from Chapel Hill, N.C., on Thursday. The visit was reported first by Rivals Thursday. Harris had signed with Washington in November, but was released from his letter of intent following Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar’s dismissal at the end of the season.
Since then, Harris has announced five finalists – Connecticut, Missouri, Michigan State, N.C. State and Rutgers. He has reportedly set official visits for all but N.C. State and has visited that school unofficially.
Still, that Harris would grant the visit and that Pastner would take it would seem an indication that both sides believe there’s a chance for Tech. Pastner and his staff are trying to fill up their five remaining open scholarships and Pastner himself said this week that they can’t waste time on prospects they have little chance of landing.
“If we’re one of 15 schools, that doesn’t do us any good,” he told the AJC. “We need to zero in on who we can get that’s good enough and can handle the load academically.”