Porter comes off the board

An unknown prospect 12 months ago, Otto Porter is now in the national top 50 and will take his game to the Big East next season.

One of the biggest fish remaining in the class of 2011 is now off the board. Following his official visit on Tuesday morning, Otto Porter issued his commitment to the Georgetown Hoyas according to sources close to the situation.

At the beginning of the season Porter was a virtual unknown to many across the country. The kid didn't play any AAU basketball, and he was only seen by a very select group of people. Still his performances in the state tournament had him on the radar of many, and during the year his stock soared.

First he put on a show at the Marshall County Hoop Fest, and then he followed that up with a big time performance against Chicago Simeon High School, and with that Porter vaulted into the national rankings.

Due to big time performance after big time performance, the Missouri Tigers and Georgetown Hoyas came at him hard on the recruiting trail and stuck out in his mind. Many assumed he was a virtual done deal to stay close to his home in Sikeston (MO) and attend Missouri, but then things changed.

Missouri Coach Mike Anderson left for Arkansas and the left the door open for Georgetown and also Kansas to get involved. Initially Porter planned to visit the Jayhawks, but on his visit to Washington D.C. he decided that Georgetown was the right place for him and pulled the trigger.

Porter is currently ranked as the No. 49 prospect in the country, but that ranking could go up even more when they are updated later this month.

By committing Porter becomes the fifth commitment for the Hoyas. He joins top 100 prospects Mikael Hopkins and Tyler Adams, and also unranked pledges Jabril Trawick and Greg Whittington.

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