South: Five-star Update

Out of the 13 five-star prospects inthe south, seven have not committed to a school yet. Get the very latest on those seven right here.

The top two prospects in the country come from the south in 2013 and they are Robert Nkemdiche (Clemson commitment) and Reuben Foster (Auburn commitment). Each of those have committed to a school although both could end up visiting other schools between now and Signing Day.

Seven of the 13 five-star prospects out of the south have not committed to a school and here is the latest on that group:

  • Laremy Tunsil | OT | 6-6/290 | Columbia (Fla.) | No. 4 overall
    Tunsil recently named Alabama, Florida, and Georgia as his top three schools and he still plans to announce his decision on Signing Day. Tunsil will likely take all five official visits before making that announcement. You cannot completely rule Florida State out although he has not mentioned them much in recent months. His head coach is Brian Allen, a former FSU linebacker.

  • Montravius Adams | DT | 6-3/300 | Dooly County (Ga.) | No. 7 overall
    Adams has played things very close to vest to this point and he does not plan to change that any time soon. He plans to name a top six after the season, the commit to the school of his choice on Signing Day. His mom will play a role in his decision and the only school she has visited with him is Auburn. They have been to AU together twice. Adams visited Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan State, and Tennessee this summer. He is done with summer visits.

  • Antonio Conner | S | 6-1/205 | South Panola (Ms.) | No. 8 overall
    When you think South Panola, you think Ole Miss, so will Conner keep that trend up in 2013? They are one of the schools in the mix and Alabama, LSU, and Mississippi State look to be the other three. One thing seems for certain, that he will play in the SEC. He plans to announce his decision at the Under Armour All-America game.

  • Matthew Thomas | OLB | 6-4/210 | Booker T. Washington (Fla.) | No. 13 overall
    Thomas has named Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, and Miami as his top four schools this summer and he has had that quartet high on his list for some time. There has been some chatter about Alabama leading the pack and some feel Miami is where he could end up, but FSU is the one to beat as we enter the month of August. He has camped there, he has a good connection with the Seminole coaches, and they are a real contender. He could commit in August or wait until Signing Day. Either way, he plans to take his official visits.

  • Vonn Bell | S | 6-1/190 | Ridgeland (Ga.) | No. 31 overall
    Bell does not say a lot and has not dropped too many hints on where he wants to play college football. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas, and Vanderbilt made his cut earlier this summer and another cut could come soon. He has not ruled out a summer commitment either. Many feel the Volunteers have the edge because he is from there, but Ohio State has a big push too over the past six months.

  • Demarcus Walker | DT | 6-4/279 | Sandalwood (Fla.) | No. 33 overall
    August 24 is the day Walker plans to reveal the school he wants to attend. He already knows in his mind and it will be Alabama or Florida. Both schools have had him on their campus this summer and he will fit in very well in either defense. He visited UF last, so does that give them the edge? We will all know soon enough.

  • Derrick Henry | RB | 6-2/246 | Yulee (Fla.) | No. 36 overall
    Henry committed to Georgia in July 2011, then de-committed from UGA in June 2012. He recently visited Alabama and he now plans to announce his final decision in August. He has not set an exact date yet, but he plans to have a press conference at his school. Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee are the three schools he is still considering. The Crimson Tide have the lead.

    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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