Fox tapping into loaded Peach State 

November, 9, 2011
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The state of Georgia typically sends dozens of basketball players to Division I programs across the country each year, so it should come as no surprise that University of Georgia coach Mark Fox has made it a recruiting priority to stay close to home and close the borders as much as possible. His efforts, which paid dividends Wednesday with the announcement of three in-state signees, guard Kenny Gaines (Mableton, Ga./Whitefield Academy), guard Charles Mann (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton) and forward Brandon Morris (Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove), are not going unnoticed.

“Coach Fox has really taken the proper approach to getting in-state talent by being honest, and that will help them even more down the road because of just how much talent is in this area,” Miller Grove coach Sharman White said.

Milton coach David Boyd knows football will always maintain a huge fanbase in Athens and amongst fans in the southeast, but he also feels they will like what they see in Stegeman Coliseum over the next few years
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