With good news hard to come by at times on The Hilltop, the Georgetown Hoyas received quite a bit of it on Friday.
Much of the attention in the world of Big East recruiting was centered in on Friartown on Friday. For good reason, as the Providence Friars landed Top 50 2018 recruit David Duke. The Hoyas made a splash too, though. Class of 2018 power forward Josh LeBlanc committed to Georgetown, giving new head coach Patrick Ewing his first premier recruit.
Blessed to say I’ve committed to Georgetown University pic.twitter.com/wnEpKyQSGF— Josh Leblanc (@23eraJosh) October 14, 2017
Anywho, Josh LeBlanc is a very good prospect. He ranks in the Top 75 in the class of 2018, located exactly 73rd. He also ranks in the Top 20 at his position, spotted 19th among all power forwards. The position is a loaded group in this class, evident by the fact that a four-star player is ranked 19th at the position (with the last one being all the way at 34th). In Louisiana, LeBlanc’s home state, he is second among all recruits. Only Ja’Vonte Smart, an LSU Tigers commit, is ranked ahead of him.
At 6-foot-7 and 213 lbs., LeBlanc will give the Hoyas much-needed size. It could be likely that he sees time at both the wing and down low, as Verbal Commits has him listed as a small forward. Versatility will certainly help Georgetown going forward, as the two of them join fellow four-star JaMarko Pickett and three-star Antwan Walker at the position. Marcus Derrickson, who will be a senior in 2018, will likely be around as well. All of them hang around the same height, which will give Ewing plenty of options.
LeBlanc’s commitment to the Hoyas gives them two now for 2018. He joins three-star power forward Grayson Carter (Dallas, TX) who committed last month. The Hoyas’ class is now third in the Big East behind Providence and the Villanova Wildcats. While pessimism is an easy thing to get hooked on in D.C., quietly, Ewing and his staff are making strides.