Morant Continues to Impress

An update on two of the top players in the state of South Carolina, Crestwood's Maurice Nelson and Demetrius Morant. Nelson has already been offered by Clemson, but what about the big bruising fullback?

SS Maurice Nelson (6'2, 205) was officially offered by the Tigers last week, and you can now add Georgia to that list. The Bulldogs moved in with an offer of their own after evaluating Nelson in person.

Without a doubt, Nelson is one of the top returner defenders in the state next season, and he could play either linebacker or strong safety at the D-I level.

But what about big FB Demetrius Morant?

"I talked to Coach Stockstill the other day and he said the Tigers are looking for a big back. They are close to offering, but wanted to evaluate a little more," says Crestwood Coach Brian Jackson.

"Spring practice is filled with different colleges each day. I have spoken with Nelson, and he really likes Clemson, and with his brother up there, I think that helps," says Jackson.

Morant (6'0, 250) is quickly becoming one of the top fullback prospects in the southeast. Last season the jumbo athlete ran 293 times for 1863 yards and 23 touchdowns. His partner in crime, Nelson, registered 132 tackles, 11 for loss, 5 sacks and 1 interception from his strong safety position.

"Also, with both of these kids winning state Strength Championships, their stock has gone up. Both were hampered by aggravating hamstring injuries, but still won."

Morant was able to squat an incredible 600 lbs at the state strength championships. He also came in with a 26" vertical jump and 325 on the bench. Nelson registered a 305 bench press, 500 squat and an impressive 36" vertical jump.

Whether it's their play on the field, or just their vital statistics, you can see why these two kids are starting to get so much attention. We will continue to keep you updated on both of these athletes throughout the recruiting process.

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