South Region Commitments

The month of November was very busy with almost 50 prospects announcing their college choice. Take a look at all recruits you may have missed who likely came off several recruiting boards across the country.

Roll Tide

Alabama added Justin Thomas (5-11, 180), quarterback from Prattville, Ala., in the class of 2012 who had scholarship offers from Auburn, Florida, LSU and South Alabama.

Red Wolves

Arkansas State picked up a commitment from Quintin Sparkmon (5-11, 190), cornerback from West Memphis, Ark.

The Knights

UCF added a commitment from Ray Cottman (6-1, 225) a JuCo outside linebacker from Glendale, Ariz.

Clemson 'All-in'

Dabo continues to recruit well picking up two commitments including five-star wide receiver Sammy Watkins (6-1, 180) from Fort (South) Meyers, Fla., and wide receiver Stanton Seckinger (6-5, 195) from Charleston-Porter-Gaud, S.C who had offers from Memphis and N.C. State.


The Panthers will keep one at home in Cody Horstman (6-2.5, 231) a defensive end from Vero Beach, Fla.


The Seminoles added a couple of verbal pledges in four-star offensive tackle Jordan Prestwood (6-6, 265) from Plant City, Fla, who had scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Notre Dame, South Carolina and USC, and five-star defensive end Aaron Lynch (6-6, 255) from Cape Coral-Island Coast, Fla., who had offers from coast-to-coast.

Ramblin' Wreck

Georgia Tech picked up a commitment from Broderick Snoddy who is a running back from Carrollton, Ga. The track star had other offers from Jacksonville State and Middle Tennessee.

Ragin' Cajuns

Louisiana picked up kicker Carlos Alvarez (5-9, 205) from Baldwin-West Saint Mary, La. He made 40-of-40 extra point attempts and 32-of-36 kick-offs as touchbacks.

Go Tigers

LSU picked up Trey Granier (6-1, 225), middle linebacker from Thibodaux, La., who had a shoulder injury late in the season. The class of 2012 commitment is expected to return to the weight room after the Christmas holidays.

The Dawgs

Louisiana Tech picked up three commitments last month in Will Juarez (6-4, 300) an offensive guard from Louisville-Hebron, Texas who had other offers from Colorado State and Kansas; Daniel Hayden (6-3, 235) a JuCo defensive end from Pearl River in Poplarville, Miss., with offers from Baylor, Ole Mis, Mississippi State, SMU, Southern Miss and UAB; Myles White (6-1, 175) a JuCo wide receiver from Northwest Mississippi in Senatobia who had been dismissed from the Michigan State team in January.

The 'U'

Miami added a commitment in the class of 2012 prior to the coaching departure of Randy Shannon with A.J. Leggett (5-11, 175) a cornerback from local Gulliver Prep.

Memphis Tigers

Ryan Byrd (6-2, 175), wide receiver from Greensburg-St. Helena Central, La., had other offers from Kansas, K-State, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Alabama, Tulsa and Western Kentucky. Perrance Ward/b> (6-1, 205) is a JuCo safety from East Mississippi in Scooba.

Blue Raiders

Middle Tennessee kept one home in
Alexandro Antoine (6-2, 225) a defensive end from Antioch, Tenn. They grabbed a Peach State product in Chris Davis (5-10.5, 152)) a wide receiver from Powder Springs-McEachern, Ga.

Go State

The Mississippi State Bulldogs picked up two commitments last month in offensive tackle Justin Malone (6-6, 306) from Madison-Ridgeland Academy, Miss., and defensive end John Harris (6-6, 220) from Boynton Beach, Fla. Harris has numerous scholarship offers including Boston College, FIU, Illinois, Kansas, South Carolina, UCF, and West Virginia.

Carolina Blue

The Tar Heels added three commitments including four-star outside linebacker Norkeithus Otis (6-3, 195) from Gastonia-Ashbrook, N.C., who has scholarship offers from several including Duke, Florida, Georgia Tech, LSU, South Carolina and Tennessee. Alex Dixon (6-1, 180), cornerback from Clearwater-Countryside, Fla., has other offers from Auburn, Clemson, Colorado, Kentucky, Rutgers and West Virginia. Devonte Brown (6-4, 260), defensive tackle from Fayetteville-Jack Britt, N.C., has numerous offers including Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Florida, N.C. State, South Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

The Wolfpack

North Carolina State grabbed a couple of big guys from the JuCo ranks with Carlos Gray (6-3, 300) from Oak Ridge Military Academy who originally signed with North Carolina out of high school. McKay Frandsen (6-3, 240) is a defensive end from Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, who will enroll in January.

Go Cocks

The Gamecocks started last month with a bang picking up five-star offensive tackle Brandon Shell (6-7, 310) from Goose Creek, S.C. Schools across the country wanted this big prospect who started the dominos falling with three more verbal pledges for coach Spurrier. Offensive guard Kyle Harris (6-4, 281), from Lindale-Pepperell, Ga. has other offers from Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illnois, Louisville, Maryland, and Southern Miss; Kadetrix Marcus (6-0, 187), from Stone Mountain-Stephenson, Ga., has offers from Auburn, Clemson, Michigan State, South Florida, Stanford, Tennessee and West Virginia.

The Jags

South Alabama picked up a quarterback in Jake Howton (6-3, 205) from Cordova, Ala., who has other scholarship offers from Illinois, Louisiana Tech, Memphis and Southern Miss.

The Bulls

South Florida added a pair last month in Darrell Williams (6-5, 260), offensive tackle from Orlando-Evans, Fla., who has other scholarship offers from Colorado State, FSU, Ole Miss, N.C. State, South Carolina and UCF. Kenneth Durden (6-1, 170), cornerback from Valdosta-Lowndes, Ga., has collected other offers from Louisville, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and UCF.

Golden Eagles

Southern Miss added a pair from junior college in Martez Thompson (6-0, 190), cornerback from Mississippi Gulf Coast in Perkinston, Miss., who signed with the Golden Eagles out of high school. Jhyryn Taylor (6-0, 175) is a wide receiver from Pearl River in Poplarville, Miss., who committed to LSU out of high school.

Rocky Top

The Tennessee Volunteers added a pair of commitments with a huge get in four-star wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett (6-0, 170) from Saginaw, Mich. Coach Derek Dooley went to the JuCo ranks to pick up a defensive tackle pledge from Maurice Couch (6-2, 295) from Garden City, Kansas. Both players had scholarship offers from coast-to-coast.


Troy picked up a commitment from the Peach State in Zach Johnson (6-3, 305) an offensive guard from Dawsonville-Dawson County, Ga.

Commodores land trio

Vanderbilt is searching for a head coach, but the class increased by three last month adding Derek King (5-11, 180) a cornerback from Brentwood (Academy) Tenn., who has scholarship offers from Auburn, Duke, Kansas, Louisville, Memphis, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Wake Forest. A couple of teammates came from Pensacola-Catholic, Fla. in quarterback Shaun White (6-0, 205) and running back Marquis Sumler (5-8, 160). White's other offers came from Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Southern Miss and UAB. Sumler also has an offer from Southern Miss.

Players leaving the region

Kris Albarado (6-0, 180), punter from Lake Charles-St. Louis Catholic, La., committed to USC. Other offers include McNeese State and Northwestern.

Kevin Asante (5-11, 165), wide receiver from Charlotte-Mallard Creek, N.C., to Virginia Tech.

Dallas Crawford (5-9, 180), cornerback from Meyers (South) Fla., committed to Michigan. His offers also include Iowa, Iowa State, LSU, Miami, Ole Miss, North Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, UCF and Wake Forest.

Joey Gaston (6-5, 250), from Knoxville-Catholic, Tenn., committed to Navy who also has an offer from Kansas.

Akeem Hunt (5-10, 177), running back from Covington-Newton-Ga., committed to Purdue, Other offers include Auburn, Minnesota, Ole Miss, South Carolina, South Florida, Southern Miss, UAB, Wake Forest, and Wisconsin.

Darius Johnson (6-5, 255), offensive tackle from Dr. Phillips-Orlando, Fla., committed to Colorado State. His other offers included FIU, Marshall and Washington State.

James Richardson (5-9, 175), cornerback from Baton Rouge-Central, La., committed to SMU. Other offers include Arkansas State, Cincinnati, Colorado, and Michigan (official visit 12/10).


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