Ferguson Keeping It In The Family

NewEnglandRecruitingReport.com | Monday, May 4th, 2009

Ferguson Keeping It In The Family

Charlton Young has yet to coach a game on the Georgia Southern sidelines, but he has already scored a major victory for Eagles program.

The newly appointed head coach pulled off a recruiting coup by convincing his godson, Winchendon’s Eric Ferguson, to verbally commit to him and the Georgia Southern program. 

Ferguson is a 6’6” swingman who spent the past season at the Winchendon School in Massachusetts.  Earlier this spring, when he decided that he would be returning to Winchendon next season as a post-graduate, he immediately began to draw interest from high-major schools. 

Ultimately however, it appears that the opportunity to return to his home state of Georgia and help his Godfather chase a Southern Conference title was too much for him to pass up on. 

Ferguson is an extremely gifted individual who is just beginning to realize his true potential.  At 6’6” he has tremendous athleticism that allows him to play above the rim like few others can.  But his skill set isn’t far behind either as he shows signs of a good three-point stroke as well as a very fluid pull-up jumper in the mid-range area. 

Putting it all together on a consistent basis is the only thing left for Ferguson to do, and having watched him run with the Expressions Elite AAU program throughout the month of April, you could see him start to do that as he seemed to get a little bit better each and every weekend. 

By the time he suits up for the Eagles, in the 2010-2011 season, there is little doubt that he will be an immediate impact player and someone who has the ability to have a long and extremely successful career at that level. 

He’ll also have plenty of help in that endeavor as his future coach and godfather knows a little something about starring for Georgia Southern.  Young played for the Eagles from 1989 to 1993 and racked up a long list of accomplishments during that time including three selections to the all-conference team and the league’s MVP award in his senior season. 

Prior to returning to Georgia, Ferguson will return to Winchendon next year where he’ll likely be a cornerstone of head coach Mike Byrne’s team, always one of the most competitive programs in the NEPSAC.