Georgetown grad John Wrenn is a reluctant recruit.
The 18-year-old forward committed to Duke on December 12, 2020 but the Blue Devils have not offered since.
After he committed to the Blue Devil in the summer of 2019, the 6-foot-8, 220-pounder had a “relucy to sign” clause that kept him from joining the program until December 2021.
“I think the Duke offer was kind of an ill-advised one,” Wrenns father, Jeff Wrennn, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“The Duke offer is not something I wanted to take because I wanted Duke to stay.”
Wrenn said that he did not want his son to be “a burden on his family.”
“My son is committed to Georgetown,” Wrens father said.
“He’s already a Georgetown guy, and I know that John is a committed Georgetown guy.
He’s a big, strong, versatile guy.
I just felt like he would be a good fit in the program.”
Duke offered Wrennts father a scholarship at the school in December 2020, but he did so because he wanted to be closer to his daughter, Abby.
“That’s the only reason I did it, and that’s the reason I didn’t leave school,” Wredn said.
The 6-7, 220 pounder said that the offer was “really a no-brainer” for his family.
Wrenns family has traveled to New York City several times this year to watch his son play for the Hoyas, and he said that they were disappointed to see that the Blue Demons were no longer in the running for his services.
“It just sucks to see a school that I had so much faith in for the last 10 years come to a close and they just decided to not come to us anymore,” Wriens father said, according to Wrennan’s father.
“They’re not going to come to me.
They don’t want to.”
While the Blue Dons did not offer Wrens father the scholarships, he still felt that he would have “wasted a lot” of time at Georgetown if he had opted to leave.
“The offer that they gave me I didn, like, [go] to school to see them play,” Wroenns father told TheDCNF.
“And it’s kind of a waste of time.
That’s why I said no, I don’t think I would have wasted a lot of time there.
It was a no go.
It’s kind inhumane, you know?”
Wrennt was one of three players to commit to Duke in the 2020 class.
The other three were junior guard Nick Davis and senior forward Kobi Simmons.
The two sophomores, who combined for 23 points and 14 rebounds in the first two games of the 2020 season, were the only players to reach double figures in assists in the NCAA Tournament.
Davis, the second-ranked recruit in the 2018 class, led Georgetown to a 23-4 record, while Simmons was the only player to average at least 11.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists.
The Hoyas are scheduled to take on No. 1-seeded Kentucky in the First Four of the NCAA tournament on Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m. ET.