Around the South

The South is always home to some of the top talent in the nation. Here's a quick run down and update of a few of the top prospects.

One of the top defensive ends in the state of Florida checks in at 6-6 and 250-pounds from Fort Pierce (FL) Central Giorgio Newberry.

"I just got offers from Marshall, Notre Dame and Maryland," Newberry said.

Already holding offers from Duke, Louisville, LSU, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Central Florida, Virginia and West Virginia Newberry is starting to garner national attention.

Newberry is coming off a season in which he earned first team all area defensive line honors registering 41 tackles and three sacks.

One of the top playmakers in the state of Florida is 5-11 and 170-pound wide receiver Devin Clarke checking in from Seabring (FL). Clark is coming off back-to-back 1,000-plus yard receiving seasons.

"Lots of contact with Clemson and Texas Tech," Clark said.

James Elliott is a 6-3 and 290-pound offensive linemen from Pensacola (FL) Catholic and is starting to gain offers. Picking up a Louisville offer last week he has added another.

"I got offered from Kansas today," Elliot said.

One of the top two-way players in the state of Florida for 2011 is Brooksville (FL) Nature Coast star Ja'Juan Story. Story checks in at 6'-3 and 185-pounds.

"Georgia Tech offered me and I'm going to meet Urban Meyer soon he wants to meet me," Story said.

Standing at 6-5 and 280-pounds, Bobby Hart is from Ft. Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas and has offers from some of the nation's top programs such as Alabama, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest to name a few. Hart hopes the Gators will send a written offer in the very near future.

"Right now I have 28 offers," Hart said.

East Carolina has entered the Jeoffrey Pagan sweepstakes with the latest offer to the 6-3 and 250-pound defensive end from Ashville (NC).

At 5-11 and 175-pounds, cornerback Justin Coleman checks in from Brunswick (GA) and is getting noticed.

"Louisville offered me and Wisconsin is about to offer next," Coleman said.

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