Entering this week, there were 14 five-star prospects out of the southeast, but that number has changed. There are now 16 prospects in that elite group.
Both prospects are out of Alabama and both prospects are projected to play on the defensive side of the ball on the next level. Evans, a 6-foot-3, 220 pound rush end out of Auburn is the No. 1 outside linebacker in the southeast. He is still considering Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and UCLA. Williams is the leader for St. Paul's Episcopal and he is an elite inside linebacker. He committed to Auburn early in May over Alabama and Florida State.
Williams is an inside linebacker who can play sideline to sideline. He is a thumper in the middle, but can also chase the football. He has a physical presence on the second level.
Evans is an athlete who is strong off the edge as a pass rusher, he has really improved against the run, and he has made plenty of big plays on the offensive side of the ball this season.
New Four Stars
A senior that is going out with a bang is Nate Brown, a 6-3, 215 pound wide receiver out of Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett. He has 18 touchdown receptions through nine games and he has really taken off this season. He is physical wideout with good speed and a real weapon in the red zone. Brown is committed to Missouri.
A versatile offensive lineman out of Tampa (Fla.) Tampa Catholic is Corey Martinez. He has been on the cusp of four stars all season, but after seeing him live, we knew it was time to make the move. Martinez is a four-star guard on Scout, but could play right tackle as well. He is very strong, he has good feet, and he is very good in run blocking. The 6-4, 302 pound offensive lineman is committed to Florida State.
Vanderbilt may have a steal in Emmanuel Smith. The 6-0, 200 pound safety out of Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Oakland has great size, good range, he can support the run, and he tracks the ball well. He is a real leader in the secondary and he has helped his team go 10-0 so far this season.