Simmons: Quick Hitters

Here are some news and notes on prospects from around the South.

  • Jordan Jenkins told Scout that he and his family has decided that he will not attend a school farther west than Texas and farther north than Tennessee. He has offers from most schools in the ACC and SEC and he will likely sign with a school in one of those two conferences. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and Georgia Tech among others are still in the running for the 6-foot-3, 245 pound defensive end out of Hamilton (GA) Harris County.

  • North Carolina State is the latest school to offer 2014 linebacker Kevin Crosby of Bamberg-Ehrhardt in South Carolina. Coach Everett from N.C. State was the coach that offered Crosby.

  • Columbus (MS) New Hope tight end Lawrence Brown has added offers from Memphis and UAB. He is a 6-foot-5, 230 pound prospect with soft hands.

  • Carrollton, Ga. tight end Zach Gordon picked up an offer from Louisville on Wednesday.

  • South Alabama extended an offer to Florence, Ala. corner Kivon Coman this week. He is cousins with one of the best in Alabama, Beniquez Brown.

  • Powder Springs (GA) McEachern defensive end Darius English added offers from Auburn and Wake Forest on Wednesday. The 6-foot-6, 210 pound rush end will visit Auburn and South Carolina later this month.

  • Gainesville, Fla. cornerback Chris Bivins has been a hot prospect of late picking up offers from Arkansas, Kentucky, and Navy recently. He will be at Miami on Sunday for their camp and he is hoping to earn a scholarship offer from the Canes.

  • A new prospect in the 2013 class is starting to emerge in the state of Georgia. Delando Crooks is a 6-foot-4, 250 pound offensive lineman out of Carver High School in Atlanta and he has already been offered by Marshall, Tennessee, and UAB.

  • Virginia and UCF offered wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo on Wednesday. He is a 6-foot-2, 190 pound wide receiver out of Powder Springs (GA) McEachern.

  • Wake Forest offered Francis Kallon on Thursday. He is a 6-foot-6, 241 pound defensive end out of Lawrenceville (GA) Central Gwinnett that has not played a true down of football yet. He has close to 10 offers now.

  • Phenix City (AL) Central tight end Jonathan Curry added an offer from the Memphis Tigers on Wednesday.

    Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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