Nov. 11, 2015
THE FLATS – Four-star power forward Romello White of Marietta, Ga., has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend Georgia Tech, head coach Brian Gregory announced.
White, a 6-9, 220-pound prospect from Suwanee, Ga., attends Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga., and ranks as one of the top players in the country. The power forward began his career at Peachtree Ridge High School where he played two seasons before transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., where he was named third-team all-state among independent schools in 2015. In returning to Georgia, White joins a national powerhouse in Wheeler High School for his senior season. USA Today ranks the defending state champion Wildcats as the 18th-best high school team in the nation.
Recruiting services unanimously identify White as one of the top 100 players in the country with ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports.com tabbing him among the top 75. Both Scout.com and 247Sports.com list the four-star talent as one the nation’s top 20 power forwards. White informed recruiting services that he also considered Virginia, Auburn, South Carolina, Mississippi and Iowa State before choosing Georgia Tech.
Coach Gregory says – “We feel great about the signing of Romello White. He brings a skill set, energy level, and physical presence that will impact our program immediately. He has proven his ability to score around the basket and from the perimeter, while also showing great rebounding skills. He competes on every possession and has a contagious work-ethic. In nation AAU competition, he has solidified himself as one of the best versatile forwards in the country. We also believe his game will be taken to another level playing this year at state champion, Wheeler High School. Romello wanted to go to a prestigious institution close to home, and play at the highest level; Georgia Tech was the perfect match.”
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