Southeast: Uncommitted Fives

Out of the 18 five-star prospects in the southeast, five remain completely uncommitted. Where could those guys be leaning two weeks until signing day? Get the latest here...

You have Chad Thomas, a five-star defensive end that is committed, but he is planning to visit Florida State and Alabama the next two weekends. All signs still point to him being a Hurricane on signing day.

Running back Bo Scarbrough is still thinking about Ole Miss and maybe Florida, but Alabama is the school he is committed to.

LSU is not giving up on Gerald Willis, one of the stars in Louisiana, and he is committed to Florida.

Those 2014 five stars are committed to a school, but the ones we are about to highlight are not.

Rashaan Evans | OLB | 6-3/222 | Auburn (Ala.)
Evans

The Latest: It is down to Alabama, Auburn, and UCLA. Evans will sign with one of those schools on signing day and he is not ruling out a decision before then. Jim Mora and UCLA was in the home Tuesday night and Auburn is sending over the defensive staff Wednesday. Nick Saban will use his in home visit Thursday. The position is very important to Evans and he is being recruited to play the SAM linebacker position by Alabama and UCLA while Auburn wants to use him at their STAR position. This is what it could come down to in the end. He wants to get to the NFL and he will likely choose the school he feels can get him there. Auburn has been the school I liked for a while, but I am starting to lean to towards Alabama with UCLA right there as well. Evans will take an unofficial visit to UCLA the weekend of the 31st to give L.A. one last look. This one could go back and forth many times between now and February 5.


Lorenzo Carter | DE | 6-5/235 | Norcross (GA)
Carter

The Latest: Carter is coming off his official visit to LSU and the Tigers made a strong impression on the Peach State star. Brick Haley is the man in charge of Carter for LSU and he is doing an excellent job. Florida State is next up and he will visit Tallahassee Sunday and Monday after a big basketball tournament this weekend. He has already visited Florida officially and he has Georgia scheduled for January 31. All four schools have a shot, but most feel Georgia is the leader with Florida running in second two weeks out. Les Miles will be in the Carter home Wednesday night most other head coaches waiting until next week to visit.


Malachi Dupre | WR | 6-3/195 | John Curtis Christian (LA)
Dupre

The Latest: Dupre was not able to take any official visits in 2013, so he is a very busy young man. He visited LSU and Alabama back-to-back this past weekend and he enjoyed both trips. LSU was a little more relaxed due to how familiar he is with program while Alabama was more business like because he had so much to learn. His favorite school has always been LSU since he was a kid and if anyone can challenge the Tigers, it may be UCLA. The Bruins are recruiting his teammate, Kenny Young who is also visiting January 31. LSU is the one likely in front with FSU likely in fourth. You cannot ever rule out Alabama, which has had a lot of success in Louisiana this year already, but keep an eye on UCLA.


Marlon Humphrey | CB | 6-0/174 | Hoover (AL)
Humphrey

The Latest: It is no different today than it was for me 12 months ago - Alabama is still the school to beat. It showed a lot this past weekend when Humphrey went directly from his FSU visit to Tuscaloosa to hang out with 'Bama players and recruits like Malachi Dupre. FSU is staying in the game due to their track program, but Jeremy Pruitt was key here, he is now at Georgia, so FSU's chances have faded. Alabama is the school others have been looking up to for the entire process and all signs point to the Tide inking this corner February 5. Mississippi State has kept their name in the mix as well and he still plans to visit UCLA on January 31.


Ermon Lane | WR | 6-2/197 | Homestead (FL)
Lane

The Latest: Lane is a former Florida commitment and all signs point to him staying in state and signing with another Sunshine State school early in February. Florida State has been looked at as the favorite for over a month and he is scheduled to visit Tallahassee on the final weekend before signing day. He is close to Dalvin Cook, the five-star running back that decommitted from Florida and flipped FSU early in January. I expect those two to play together at FSU when all is said and done. Miami is hanging around and still trying to get Lane back on campus, but all signs point to the 'Noles winning out.


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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