Jorgenson gives pledge to Georgia Tech

Travis Jorgenson opted to play his college basketball in the ACC. He committed to Georgia Tech on Monday.

Travis Jorgenson made his pick on Monday.

Jorgenson, who was arguably the top available lead guard, committed to Brian Gregory and his staff at Georgia Tech. Jorgenson's travel team coach L.J. Goolsby confirmed the news.

"They recruited him really hard," Goolsby told "They showed a need and an opportunity for him to play early. That excited him and it's the ACC and the challenge to play against that competition every night."

Boston College and Creighton were also heavily involved, but Georgia Tech sold Jorgenson on being able to play early minutes.

"I think that was the biggest factor, that's what I think," Goolsby said.

Jorgenson visited Georgia Tech in early January, but it was an in-home visit in December that got the ball rolling.

"They did an in-home back in December with coach Gregory and the staff and he really liked them at that point and I think they built from there until the visit and then they worked him really hard since then."

Jorgenson is Georgia Tech's second pledge of the 2013 class. He joins 6-foot-7 forward Quinton Stephens to make up their current recruiting class.

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