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2019 four-star Greg Gantt Jr. commits to Providence

The Friars landed the highly touted wing out of North Carolina on Friday.

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The Providence Friars have gathered plenty of momentum on the recruiting trail over the last year or so. It doesn’t seem like that train is coming to a complete stop anytime soon. The Friars made a splash in the 2019 recruiting cycle on Friday, as head coach Ed Cooley and all of Friartown learned they got a commit from one of the top players in the class.

That player would be Greg Gantt Jr. A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Gantt Jr. announced his commitment to Providence College on his Twitter account.

Plenty of schools in the southeastern United States were pursuing Gantt Jr., but it’s PC who was able to pull in the Trinity Christian School attendee. It’s a big win for Cooley to say the least, as he was able to extend his reach all the way down there. That’s pretty telling and indicative of what the program is doing and where they stand right now.

247Sports Composite views Greg Gantt Jr. pretty highly. The recruiting service has him listed as a four-star recruit and he ranks 52nd in the nation in the Class of 2019. Among all small forwards, the 6-foot-7, 195-pound Gantt Jr. ranks 14th at this juncture. In the state of North Carolina, he is in elite company. Gantt Jr. is listed 3rd among all NC recruits, with only five-stars Jalen Lecque and Wendell Moore ranked above him.

As of right now, Greg Gantt Jr. is the lone commit in Cooley’s 2019 recruiting class. But of course, there’s still plenty of time for that to be expanded upon. And given the kind of traction the Friars have built up over the past two years, Providence could reap plenty more riches on the trail as the year progresses.