Simmons: Notes from the Road

2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 prospects were seen on the road recently by Regional Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons and you can get the latest on those guys here.

Here are notes from the road on some of the top prospects seen this time out.

  • College Park (GA) Woodward Academy star Jordan Watkins may not be far away from trimming his list once again. The 6-foot-5, 265 pound defensive lineman cut his list to 16 back in May and will likely trim it to 10 or less in the near future. He has visited Alabama, Florida, and Miami this month and he has trips planned to LSU and Stanford in July.

  • Terry Googer is a 6-foot-3, 198 pound athlete out of Woodward Academy that is in the 2014 class. He will be the starting quarterback this year and he is one to watch. A lot of the coaches the stopped in to check on Watkins this spring asked about Googer. He could also play a little safety this season.

  • Tyshon Dye is one of the top overall football prospects in Georgia's class of 2013. He is a 6-foot, 200 pound athlete that will likely get recruited to play running back on the next level. He is a very strong on compact runner that knows how to get the tough yards. He has now picked up offers from Clemson and Georgia with many more to come in the months ahead. If he takes care of his academics, he will be one of the most sought after prospects in the Peach State next year. He is currently open to all schools.

  • Auburn commitment Jaquay Williams transferred to Sandy Creek from Heard County early in 2011 and he is fitting in nicely. He stayed after Tuesday's training session to work on his route running and catching passes from the Sandy Creek quarterbacks. He seems to be a very sound commitment to the Tigers, but there was some chatter around the practice fields that he could visit Florida later on this fall.

  • One of Florida's commitments plays at Sandy Creek and that prospect is Quniteze Williams. The 6-foot-4, 260 pound lineman was pushed on Tuesday morning. He ran a lot of sprints, he worked at a quick tempo during the defensive line drills, and he looks to be as fit as he has been in his high school career. There will be a full interview posted on Wednesday featuring him and he said in that interview that he will visit Auburn and Tennessee along with Florida this fall. He said he is still a strong Gator commitment.

  • Cincinnati pulled the trigger first on Shaquille Wiggins and he has since added offers from Ball State, Michigan, Ohio, and Ohio State. Wiggins is a cornerback with great technique and good ball skills. He is still thin right now weighing around 160 pounds at 5-feet 9-inches tall. He just transferred to Sandy Creek from Westlake a couple of months ago.

  • Offensive Tackle Will Adams is up to 279 pounds now and still standing right around 6-foot-5. He has reeled in offers from Buffalo, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, Southern Miss, and UCF. A number of other schools still have their eye on Adams and he really showed Tuesday morning that he is becoming a leader for the Patriots. He was pushing his teammates and he looked good going through the OL drills as well.

  • A decision could be on the horizon for Sandy Creek athlete Mike Hilton. The 5-foot-9, 180 pound running back named Kentucky, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss as hit top three and one of those schools will likely receive a commitment from him in the coming weeks. He has very quick feet and he is stronger than many think when they first see him. He has good hands out of the backfield too.

  • Looking ahead, Sandy Creek has a couple of 2015 prospects that will likely grow into prospects under Coach Chip Walker. Wide Receiver Jeremiah Relaford and running back Delvin Weems both will likely see time on the Varsity level in 2011. Relaford is a smooth wideout with good speed and Weems is another running back that Hilton that is on the smaller side (5-8/165), but very quick and elusive.
    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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