Simmons: Quick Hitters

The dead period is over, the evaluation period has begun, and coaches from around the country have been on the phone and on the road early this week. Here are some news and notes on prospects from around the South.

  • Illinois has offered five-star cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, but they do not appear to be in contention at this time. Most feel Florida and South Florida currently lead for this star out of Tampa, Fla. Stanford was the first school to contact him this week.

  • 2014 Georgia commitment Nick Glass added an offer from Missouri on Tuesday. The Atlanta (Ga.) St. Pius star remains solid to UGA.

  • J.P. Vonashek added an offer from Florida State on Monday. Georgia offered him a week ago, and they are considered the team to beat at this time.

  • Dee Liner, the top prospect in Alabama is committed to Auburn, but he visited Tuscaloosa over the weekend. He told Scout's Laura McKeeman that he is still 100-percent committed to the Tigers.

  • Memphis (Tn.) Harding Academy defensive end Mack Weaver is a prospect on the rise. He already has offers from schools like Louisville, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt and Clemson reached out to him on Tuesday. Keep an eye on this 6-foot-5, 235 pound end this spring.

  • Montravius Adams is a five-star defensive tackle out of Vienna (Ga.) Dooly County and the first schools to contact him this week were Clemson and USC. Both called him on the phone.

  • Miami coaches have been in the state of Georgia this week. They offered Carl Lawson (Milton) and Brandon Kublanow (Walton) on Monday and they have stopped by to see other top prospects like Brendan Langley (Kell) as well. Lawson is already committed to Auburn.

  • Bunn (N.C.) outside linebacker Johnathan Alston is expecting to see Desmond Kitchings from North Carolina State stop by his school on Wednesday. The Wolfpack have already offered the 6-foot-3, 194 pound junior.

  • Missouri stopped by Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Ga. earlier this week to check on Jeremi Hall, Dominique Threatt, and Shamire DeVine. All three are offensive linemen, but Threatt would like to play defensive line on the next level.

  • Notre Dame and USC called Jordan Sherit, a defensive end out of Hillsborough (Fla.) and Stanford stopped by the school to check on him. Sheritt is a Scout300 prospect.

  • Ole Miss was the first school to call four-star tight end Josh McNeil. The big tight end out of Durham (N.C.) Hillside expects coaches from Duke, East Carolina, and Florida later this week. Miami has already sent a coach by to check on him.
    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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