South Region: Commitment Rewind

Ten of the top prospects in the South made their decision over the past week and you can see who committed, what school they chose, and what that school is getting right here.

Monday June 20

Zac Brooks - 6-2/180 - Athlete - Jonesboro, Ark.-Jonesboro
Committed to: Clemson
Quick Hitter: Brooks has lined up all over the field for his high school team. He has played a lot of running back and wide receiver and Clemson could use him in many different ways. He has good size and athleticism.

Darius English - 6-6/218 - Defensive End - Powder Springs, Ga.-McEachern
Committed to: South Carolina
Quick Hitter: English is a long and rangy defensive end who is best at pursuing the football. He needs to work on his strength and continue to gain weight. His pass rushing skills and size is what attracted schools to him.

James Hamilton - 6-4/330 - Lineman - 0rlando, Fla.-Olympia
Committed to: Florida State
Quick Hitter: Hamilton had around 20 offers and all but one were to play offensive guard. FSU offered him as a defensive tackle after they worked him out there at camp and he committed to them. He moves well for a guy his size, but he needs to lose a little weight and work on his hands to be effective on the DL.

Graham Shuler - 6-5/280 - Offensive Lineman - Brentwood, Tn.-Brentwood Academy
Committed to: Stanford
Quick Hitter: Shuler brings bloodlines, intensity, and versatility to the Cardinal program. His father played OL at Auburn and Shuler could play tackle, guard, or center. He will likely end up at center on the next level and that will be a perfect fit for him. He is smart and will become a leader there.

Tuesday June 21

Laronji Vason - 5-10/178 - Cornerback - Prattville, Ala.-Prattville
Committed to: Wake Forest
Quick Hitter: Vason is a corner who plays bigger than his size. He is very strong, he has quick feet, and he can lock receivers down. This pick up for the Demon Deacons could be one of their best when talking long term. He will make plays for them in the secondary.

Friday June 24

Sean Price - 6-3/225 - Tight End - Citra, Fla.-North Marion
Committed to: South Florida
Quick Hitter: Price is an athletic tight end that has really progressed well over the last couple of years. He has gotten bigger, stronger, and he has played with more authority. He has very strong hands, he can flex out, and he can create mismatches in the passing game.

Saturday June 25

Dan Beilinson - 6-5/230 - Tight End - Raleigh, N.C.-Panther Creek
Committed to: Duke
Quick Hitter: Beilinson is a tight end that will not have to come off the field much for the Blue Devils. He is very balanced. He can block and he can catch. He has room to add weight and he makes good adjustments on the ball.

Chris Bivins - 6-0/170 - Cornerback - Gainesville, Fla.-Gainesville
Committed to: South Florida
Quick Hitter: Bivins is a long corner that loves to play close to the line of scrimmage. He is best in press coverage and he uses his hands well. He has emerged as one of the best at his position in Florida over the last couple of months.

Sunday June 26

Martin Aiken - 6-3/250 - Defensive End - Bamberg-Bamberg-Ehrhardt
Committed to: Clemson
Quick Hitter: Aiken is a complete package at defensive end. He is strong against the run, he is good at the point of attack, and he is good at rushing the passer. His body has really come together over the past year and he plays with a lot of energy. He can still improve his moves off the ball.

Blake Bars - 6-5/265 - Offensive Tackle - Nashville, Tn.-Montgomery Bell
Committed to: Michigan
Quick Hitter: Bars is a tackle that likes to get after it on the football field. He loves to finish his blocks and that stands out as much as anything about him. He has good knee-bend, he understands his position, and he has the frame to add plenty of good weight.

Nick Tompkins - 5-9/185 - Running Back - Snellville, Ga.-Brookwood
Committed to: Michigan State
Quick Hitter: Tompkins is a back that produces on a regular basis. He ran for over 1,800 yards as a junior and he picked up yards running inside and outside. He has good lateral movement and soft hands out of the backfield. He will likely push 200 pounds before his career at MSU is over.

All prospects featured are three stars and above.

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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