One of Syracuse’s top targets in the 2024 recruiting class has made his decision. Caleb Williams, the 6’7 Power Forward, committed to Georgetown earlier today. Instead of following fellow Washingtonian Donnie Freeman to the 315, the four-star will travel less than three miles from his high school to his new home with the Hoyas.
While one player not committing to the Orange isn’t a reason to sound the alarms, Williams’s decision does stand out for one big reason. It shows that Georgetown is once again a true player when it comes to DMV recruiting. The DMV is a hotbed for college basketball talent and one that Adrien Autry has recruited heavily so far.
The two powerhouse DMV programs, Maryland and Georgetown have both struggled in the recent stretch of years. However, both seem to be roaring back. Under Kevin Willard, the Terps amassed the 21st best 2023 recruiting class, consisting of all players originally from the DMV.
Under new Head Coach Ed Cooley, the Hoyas are hoping for a similar revitalization and are off to a good start. The last time the Hoyas brought in a four-star from the DC area was in 2017. If Georgetown becomes a competitive program again, and Maryland continues its rise, things will get a lot harder for Autry and co.
In terms of other 2024 recruits, there is one star remaining in the DC area that the Orange are after, four-star center, Patrick Ngongba II. Ngongba, from national powerhouse Paul VI and AAU program Team takeover, received an offer from Syracuse back in April. He has shown interest in the Orange, retweeting Mike McCallister back in May. Ngongba would fill the biggest hole in the Syracuse lineup and has the potential to make the 2024 class one of the best in the country.
The list of DMV prospects will never end. Each year more and more stars will come out of the nation’s capital. This particular hotbed just may have gotten a bit harder for Adrien Autry.