South Recruiting Notebook

A lot of offers are going out in the South and some of the hottest prospects are only sophomores. Get the latest right here.

Crowder's Blowing Up

Tyrone Crowder has added offer from Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland, and North Carolina over the last couple of days. He went from seven offers of to a dozen offers in a matter of 48 offers.

Crowder is a 6-foot-3, 300 pound offensive guard out of Rockingham (NC) Richmond County and he is one of the top overall prospects in his state.

These new offers have hit him fast and furious, but before these offers went out, he had four favorites.

"I like South Carolina, Clemson, Alabama, and North Carolina, but I do not know a lot about Florida State or Georgia yet," Crowder said.

Distance does not matter to him, but he is looking for a program with good stability, a nice campus, and one that provides a good education.

Expect Crowder to continue to add offers in the coming weeks.

What a Week for this Peach State Corner

It all started when Mark Richt offered Brendan Langley on Wednesday morning. Georgia got things going for this 5-foot-11, 180 pound cornerback out of Marietta (GA) Kell and he has had a memorable three day span.

After Georgia offered, South Carolina offered on Tuesday, then Mississippi State and Tennessee on Wednesday, and Alabama offered on Thursday.

It has been exciting for him, but he described this week with one word.

"Overwhelming", he said when asked about how he'd describe getting these offers so quickly.

Georgia was his favorite school growing up, but he is going to take visits. He will be in Tuscaloosa this weekend and then back in Athens on March 3. He'd like to make a summer decision.

Another Top Tight End in the South

An early list of tight ends (Click Here) was released earlier this week on Scout and Josh McNeil had already caught our eye.

On tape, McNeil is very athletic and the 6-foot-5, 240 pound junior out of Durham (NC) Hillside now has six offers after Minnesota, South Carolina, and South Florida on Thursday.

When asked who he thought could be next, McNeil said, "Ohio State or Florida. I talk to those two frequently."

McNeil will be a top 10 prospect in North Carolina when Scout releases their initial 2013 rankings.

2014 Prospects Reeling In Offers

Todd Kelly, Jr. was first offered a scholarship by Auburn on Sunday night. It has taken off from there.

Tennessee offered on Monday, Clemson Mississippi State, and Vanderbilt offered on Tuesday, Ole Miss on Wednesday, and Florida State on Thursday.

Kelly, Jr. is a 5-foot-11, 180 pound sophomore out of Knoxville (TN) Webb School and his father, Todd Kelly played college football at the University of Tennessee.

The younger Kelly is one of the top overall prospects in Tennessee right now.

Two sophomores in Georgia are picking up offers on a regular basis as well.

Demarre Kitt was offered by Georgia late in January and Auburn, Clemson, Ole Miss, and South Carolina have offered the 6-foot-1, 185 pound wide receiver out of Tyrone (GA) Sandy Creek since.

North Carolina is the most recent school to offer Nick Glass out of Atlanta (GA) St. Pius. Auburn, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, and Ole Miss have also offered the 6-foot-2, 200 pound safety.

Talented Sunshine State Running Back to Commit

Kelvin Taylor, the son of Florida and NFL great Fred Taylor plans to commit this weekend. He is down to two schools.

"I do not really know how I am going to do it yet, but I do plan to commit this weekend. I am looking at Alabama and Florida," Taylor said.

Taylor is a very strong back out of Belle Glades (FL) Glades Day School and he will be a member of the Scout300 once it is released in the near future.

He had an impressive offer list, but he plans to end the process early.

Quick Hitters

  • West Virginia offered Florida prospects Jamal Carter and Stacy Thomas on Thursday. Carter is a safety out of South Ridge and Thomas is an athlete out of Gulliver Prep.

  • UCLA offered Brandon Kublanow, and interior offensive lineman out of Marietta (GA) Walton.

  • Jadar Johnson, a safety out of Orangeburg-Wilkinson picked up an offer from Clemson. He also has an offer from North Carolina State.

  • Desean Smith, one of the top prospects in Louisiana has added offers from Florida State, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt this week. He will be at 20 offers soon.

  • Johnathan Alston is an athlete out of Bunn (NC) that Scout put out there not too long ago. Since that time, North Carolina, Notre Dame, and South Carolina have offered. He is a 6-foot-3, 194 athlete Scout projects as an outside linebacker.

  • Arkansas and Ole Miss have offered Cameron Sutton, and athlete out of Jonesboro, Ga. this week.

  • Georgia and USC have offered Jayron Kearse. He is the nephew of 'The Freak', Javon Kearse and he is currently committed to Miami.

  • New Orleans (LA) Edna Karr cornerback Noel Ellis has added offers from Auburn, Florida State, and Texas A&M this week. He is a top corner in the South this year.
    Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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