"I was down there on an official visit and I felt like it was the right fit and they told me I'd start right when I come in," Cornelius said.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound rising senior built a relationship with the George Mason coaching staff and ultimately that's what sold Scout.com's 38th ranked point guard on the Patriots.
"I had a good time up there this weekend and I like George Mason a lot," Cornelius said. "I know a lot about them and I talked to them all the time and they came to my house and stuff."
Cornelius, a standout at Charlotte (N.C.) Victory Christian, picked George Mason over Toledo and a host of other schools.