South Region: Commitment Rewind

Over a dozen prospects out of the South announced their decision over the past week and Scout takes a look at those right here.

Monday June 13

Brian Poole - 5-11/190 - Cornerback - Bradenton, Fla.-Southeast
Committed to: Florida
Quick Hitter: Poole is a very physical corner with a running back like body. He is strong in press coverage, he has very good ball skills, and he is a UF commit that Scout expects to contribute early.

Tuesday June 14

T.J. Yeldon - 6-1/200 - Running Back - Daphne, Ala.-Daphne
Committed To: Auburn
Quick Hitter: Yeldon is a big running back with good size and soft hands out of the backfield. He runs with patience, he lets holes develop, and he has good speed for a back with his seize. He can get the tough yards inside or get to the edge.

Patton Robinette - 6-3/180 - Quarterback - Maryville, Tn.-Maryville
Committed to: North Carolina
Quick Hitter: Robinette is an efficient passer. He is very headsy, he makes good decisions, he throws with good accuracy, and he has the ability to hurt defenses with his arm or legs.

Wednesday June 15

Jaquay Williams - 6-3/202 - Wide Receiver - Tyrone, Ga.-Sandy Creek
Committed to: Auburn
Quick Hitter: Williams is a big target for his quarterback. He has a big body, long arms, and he is an outstanding athlete. He is still raw in some areas like route running, but his ability to make plays down the field, his body control, and his potential make his one of the best in the South.

Lorenzo Phillips - 6-2/205 - Linebacker - Patterson, La.-Patterson
Committed to: Florida
Quick Hitter: Phillips is an athlete that plays close to the ball on the high school level. He will drop back to outside linebacker at Florida and show his speed there. He can pursue the football well, he has shown he can change direction well, and he should fit right in at OLB.

Ryan Brown - 6-5/240 - Defensive End - Marrero, La.-Archbishop Shaw Jr.
Committed to: Mississippi State
Quick Hitter: Brown is a defensive end with active hands. That is such a big part of that position and that sometimes gets overlooked. He is good at the point of attack, he has the frame to add good weight, and he will likely end up at strongside end on the next level.

Thursday June 16

Anthony Rook - 6-3/220 - Tight End - Greenville, N.C.-Julius H. Rose
Committed to: Wake Forest
Quick Hitter: Rook moves well for a guy his size and he has shown very good and consistent hands on tape. He is a solid run blocker and he has good flexibility, but can still improve his hand placement, his get-off, and his strength in this area.

Rico McWilliams - 6-0/171 - Cornerback - Lovejoy, Ga.-Lovejoy
Committed to: South Carolina
Quick Hitter: McWilliams is a corner with very good length and range. He is coming off an injury, so South Carolina could have gotten a real steal here if he recovers like expected. Before the ACL injury, he showed great acceleration, good hips, and the ability to cover one on one.

T.J. Burrell - 6-0/200 - Safety/Linebacker - Goose Creek, S.C.-Goose Creek
Committed to: Clemson
Quick Hitter: Burrell is a versatile athlete that could slide down to play outside linebacker at Clemson. He looks like a safety physically, but he plays a little bigger than his appearance leads many expect. He is a strong tackler and he could be used as a rover on the next level.

Jeremy Sprinkle - 6-6/216 - Defensive End - Pine Bluff, Ark.-White Hall Christian Academy
Committed to: Arkansas
Quick Hitter: Sprinkle is a big athlete with a lot of upside. He does not pay great competition, but he shows a lot of raw ability and athleticism on tape. He has soft hands at tight end and he knows how to attack the football on the defensive side. He will likely be used as a rush end on the next level.

Friday June 17

Ty Darlington - 6-3/275 - Center - Apopka, Fla.-Apopka
Committed to: Oklahoma
Quick Hitter: It is hard to find that true center on the high school level, but Darlington is one of those. He is actually one of the best in the country. He is a coach's son, he knows the game, and he has played this position for years, so he is about as good as they come on this level. Expect him to be a major contributor and lead at OU.

Saturday June 18

Josh Dawson - 6-4/225 - Defensive End - Tucker, Ga.-Tucker
Committed to: Vanderbilt
Quick Hitter: Dawson is one of those prospects that makes plays because of his natural ability on the high school level. He has one of the best first steps seen this year and he is very long and rangy. He has a lot of room to room and as he adds strength to his game, watch out. He has a lot of potential at end or outside linebacker.

Darren Lake - 6-3/328 - Defensive Tackle - York, Ala.-Sumter County
Committed to: Alabama
Quick Hitter: Lake has just exploded onto the scene early in the summer and after camping at Tennessee and Alabama, both offered him a scholarship. He is a very strong young man that is known for dominating his opponent at the point of attack. He can still improve his footwork and technique, but his combination of size and power make his perfect for Alabama's defensive scheme.

Sunday June 19

Micheal Summers - 6-2/190 - Athlete - Statesboro, Ga.-Statesboro
Committed to: Georgia Tech
Quick Hitter: Summers is an athlete that was being recruited to play wide receiver, cornerback, and safety. That shows what type of prospect Georgia Tech is getting here. He will play receiver at GT and he will take strong hands, a physical style of play, and a weapon down the field to the Yellow Jackets.

James Hamilton - 6-4/335 - Lineman - Orlando, Fla.-Olympia
Committed to: Florida State
Quick Hitter: The biggest surprise about this commitment is where Hamilton will play at FSU. He had over a dozen offers to play offensive line by schools, but the Noles like him as a defensive tackle. He has to control his body and drop a little weight, but if he does, this could be a good get. He has very good feet, he is a strong lineman, and he loves to compete.

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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