“I’m going to Georgia because it’s home,” Hammonds said. “I can start as a freshman. They have good academics and I love the campus.”
Hammonds, a 6-foot-7 versatile forward out of Norcross (Ga.) High, picked the Bulldogs over Miami, Memphis, Georgia Tech and Texas.
“I’m ready to get on campus right now,” he said.
“Once I looked at every school and some were getting commitments, I noticed and I just looked at Georgia,” he said. “It’s a perfect place for me to go and play.”
Hammonds took a visit to Georgia this past weekend, but he already had an idea that’s where he was going to end up.
“I already knew heading into it,” Hammonds said.
“Every time I went on an unofficial or official we would watch videos about how I fit into the system real easy,” he added.
The Georgia staff did a good job of building a relationship with Hammonds and have been aggressively recruiting him for two years.
“I’m really, really close with them,” he said. “They’ve been recruiting me for about two years. They never lied to me and they always told me truth. They told me they’d help me improve my game and become a better person in life.”
Hammonds, who is Georgia's first pledge of the class, is ranked as the No. 49 overall player and the No. 9 small forward in the 2017 class.
This is the third straight year Georgia has picked up a four-star prospect. They signed two last year.