Tyson Campbell (Photo by Corey Bender)

Scout Has a Recap of Some of the Top Recruiting Headlines From the Opening Miami Regional

DAVIE, Fla. -- Scout dishes out the latest recruiting scoop after spending all of Sunday at the Opening Miami Regional.


Tyson Campbell isn't ready to serve up a clear-cut leader in his recruitment, but says Miami (Fl) and Ohio State are currently recruiting him hardest. The Scout 100 cornerback out of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage recently made stops on the campuses of Clemson and Miami, and is eyeing spring trips to Georgia and LSU as well.


Is the finish line in sight for Asante Samuel Jr.? This four-star cornerback has had Florida State atop his list for a number of months, and is fresh off a two-day stay in Tallahassee as well.

Samuel says he's indeed "close" to making a decision with the Seminoles clearly on top, but also lists LSU and Ohio State as the schools trailing Jimbo Fisher's program. South Carolina and Michigan are suitors on his visit radar for over the next couple of months.


Patrick Surtain is exploring his options before cutting down his list. Scout's No. 1 cornerback in the 2018 class says LSU, FSU, Florida, Alabama, Clemson, Miami (Fl) and Ohio State will be on the list when he cuts it down. He says he wants to visit Ohio State soon.


Fast-rising prospect and three-star outside linebacker, Calvin Hart Jr., has been on a roll as of late with scholarship offers coming in from WisconsinSyracuse and South Florida, but is also comfortable enough to label one school as the front-runner in his recruitment.

The Badgers have always tagged Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage as a top priority when recruiting South Florida, and now lead for the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Hart.


Kenny McIntosh doesn't graduate high school for nearly two more years, but says ClemsonOhio StateLSU and Miami (Fl) (no order) are the top four schools in his recruitment. The four-star prospect is also eyeing offseason visits with the Buckeyes and North Carolina.

With brothers currently strapping up the pads for Miami and Notre Dame, McIntosh says he's being recruited as an athlete but hopes to play running back on the collegiate level.


George Takacs, one of the more coveted tight ends across the country, provided Scout with a top three (no order) of Florida, Wisconsin and Georgia after earning a prestigious invite to the Opening Finals on Sunday.

A product of Naples (Fla.) Gulf Coast, Takacs is in the midst of planning visit dates with the Badgers, Florida and Tennessee as well. The Bulldogs and Gators are currently pushing hardest for the 6-foot-6 tight end.


The Michigan Wolverines currently lead the way for 2019 four-star outside linebacker, Anthony Solomon, who is also fresh off a stellar visit to Ann Arbor. Clemson is hoping to welcome Solomon to campus at some point in the month of March, but the South Florida native says the only visit that's currently locked in is for the Wolverines' spring game.

This is an intelligent, coveted defender that's been equipped with big-time scholarship offers since his freshman year.


Keidron Smith, a rangy defender that made Scout's top 10 defensive performers list from the Opening Orlando Regional, says Louisville and Duke are the schools soaking up his full attention at this time.

Mississippi and Florida are two additional schools that are keeping close tabs and could be on the verge of extending scholarship offers. The 6-foot-2 cornerback lists ClemsonStanford and North Carolina as possible visit destinations over the offseason.


The Scout 300 wide receiver earned his Opening invite on Sunday and plenty of colleges are taking notice. Anthony Schwartz recently picked up an offer from Notre Dame, and the American Heritage standout is already planning a visit. Although he continues to name Florida and Miami (Fl) as the two schools that continue to standout, the Irish have made their own mark early.

Schwartz is currently entering track season, so spring visits will be tough. However, he says he plans to attend Florida and Auburn's spring games. Schwartz is being courted by several schools for track and football, including Notre Dame, Miami and Florida. He says it would be a deal breaker if a school did not offer the opportunity for him to run track as well as play football.


LSU, Wisconsin and Oregon are the three schools that Andrew Chatfield says have been recruiting him the hardest. The three-star defensive end, who earned his opening invite on Sunday, wants to visit Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Michigan and Michigan State before narrowing things down in the summer.


James Cook remains solid with Florida State, however, he continues to listen to other programs.

According to the four-star running back, Georgia, Miami (Fl) and Florida are the three schools trying the hardest to flip him. The Scout 100 running back says he has no set visit but he will probably take a visit to Gainesville to see the Gators.


Nadab Joseph says he is firm in his LSU commitment, "it's like a family out there," said the Scout 300 safety. However, Georgia and FSU continue to reach out to the Miami Edison Senior High standout.

Joseph hopes to visit LSU this summer, and he hopes to make a stop at Oregon as well.

Jacquie Franciulli contributed to this article.

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