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Seton Hall 2017 basketball recruiting: Pirates target Jose Alvarado commits to Georgia Tech

The Hall and fellow New Jersey school Rutgers were in on Alvarado, but the Rambling Wreck have scooped him up instead.

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Class of 2017 point guard Jose Alvarado of Christ The King High School has committed to Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets have plucked Alvarado away from nearby Rutgers and the Seton Hall Pirates as well, as the three schools had been in hot pursuit of the fourth-ranked player in the state of New York for quite some time.

The news of his commitment first came from ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein on Thursday afternoon.

Recently, it had been thought that the Scarlet Knights were actually the favorites to land the 6-foot, 160-pound point guard from Middle Village, New York, but he will instead skate down to Atlanta to play for new Yellow Jackets head coach Josh Pastner .

Alvarado is the first recruit in the 2017 class for Pastner. Had he gone to Rutgers, he’d have joined fellow point guard Geo Baker, and if he had elected to pledge to Seton Hall, Alvarado would have aligned himself with fellow guard Myles Cale.

Considering the situation, the Pirates certainly feel a loss by not landing him but they were not necessarily the favorites for him. Seton Hall will still be in the hunt for other point guards as time progresses as they are one of the many schools still chasing the highly touted Trevon Duval, the top point guard in 2017.

Best of luck to Jose Alvarado when he steps on campus in Atlanta in 2017.