South Region: Five-Stars in Action

Scout.com takes a closer look at where all the South Region five-star rated prospects are playing football. Follow your favorite player for the 2010 season. Read more here...



South Region Five Stars
Jay Rome – 6-6/240 – TE
Valdosta (Ga.) High School: The Wildcats open at home Friday night against Brooks County. Kick-off at 8:00 p.m. ValdostaWildcats.com provides an outstanding website HERE.

Recruiting: Uncommitted. Rome holds scholarship offers from across the country, but favors Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Georgia. No time-frame for a decision.

Tim Jernigan – 6-2/275 – DT
Columbia High School, Lake City, Fla. Jernigan starts his senior season September 3. Follow the Tigers HERE.

Recruiting: Jernigan reported a top five in July with Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU and Michigan all in the running for his signature. The No. 1 defensive tackle in the country does not have a time-frame for a decision.

Jadeveon Clowney – 6-5/235 – DE
South Pointe High School, Rock Hill, S.C.: The Stallions won their season opener 51-7. They go on the road this week to face Northwestern at 4:00pm. Follow more HERE.

Recruiting: The No. 1 recruit in the country with scholarship offers from coast-to-coast has Alabama and South Carolina as his top two schoola. Clowney plans to take all five official visits before announcing a decision.

James Wilder – 6-2.5/180 – OLB
Plant High School, Tampa, Fla.: The nationally ranked Panthers will play in the Kick-off Class August 27th in Manatee. Stay tuned September 16th when they go before a national audience on ESPN to face Abilene, Texas. Follow the Panthers HERE.

Recruiting: Committed to Florida State. Wilder committed to the Seminoles in late August with a host of schools across the country vying for his signature. The Gators and UGA Bulldogs were in the final three for the future running back in Tallahassee.

Tony Steward – 6-1/215 – MLB
Pedro Menendez High School, St. Augustine, Fla. The Falcons face Englewood in the Kick-off Classic Friday night against Englewood at 7:00pm. Follow the team HERE.

Recruiting: Steward has Clemson as the favorite, but Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Rutgers and UCLA remain in the mix for his signature. No time-frame for a decision.

Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix – 6-2/190 – S
Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando, Fla. The Panthers go on the road Friday night to face Palm Coast at 7:00pm. Follow the team HERE

Recruiting: Committed to Alabama. The No. 1 safety in the country gave his verbal pledge to the Tide in April after receiving scholarship offers from across the country.

Jeff Driskel – 6-4/225 – QB
Hagerty High School, Ovideo, Fla. The Huskies go on the road to Edgewater for the pre-season Kick-off Classic with kick-off at 7:30pm. Follow the team HERE.

Recruiting: Committed to Florida. Driskel decided to stay in the Sunshine State when he announced his decision in April. "I'm a big, tall quarterback who is fast and can make plays in the pocket. I can run too, and I feel like I can make any throw. I can do pro-style or the spread, and I'm really versatile."

Isaiah Crowell – 6-0/210 – RB
Carver High School, Columbus, Ga. The Tigers face Spencer at 7:30pm at Memorial Stadium. Follow the team HERE.

Recruiting: Uncommitted. The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs will battle for the signature for one of the Peach State's best. Georgia holds the lead heading into Crowell's senior season. He is in no rush to make a decision. Florida State and Clemson are likely to receive official visits as well.

Sammy Watkins – 6-1/180 – WR
South Fort Meyers High School, Fla. The Wolfpack will host Collier Friday night with kick-off set for 7:30pm. Follow the team HERE.

Recruiting: Uncommitted. Watkins named a top three in July consisting of Clemson, Miami and Michigan. Florida and Tennessee also remain in the mix for his signature. He does not plan to announce a decison anytime soon.

Nick O'Leary – 6-4/230 – TE
Dwyer High School, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The Panthers play in the Kick-off Classic Saturday (28th) against Carol City. Stay tuned to see Dwyer on ESPN September 6th in the ESPN/Kirk Herbstreit Classic against Cleveland Glenville. Follow the team HERE.

Recruiting: Uncommitted. O'Leary favors Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Miami. All three schools in the Sunshine State are heavily in the mix for his signature. No time-frame for a decision.

La'el Collins – 6-4/275 – OT
Redemptorist, La. The Wolves host Catholic Friday night in a jamboree with Kick-off at 8:00pm. Redemptorist remains at home next week against Southern Lab. Follow the team HERE.

Recruiting: Committed to LSU. Collins gave his verbal pledge to the Tigers last September along with teammate Jeremy Hill. The No. 1 player in the state help jumpstart the talented class of 2011 for the Tigers.

Charone Peake – 6-3/175 – WR
Dorman High School, Spartanburg, S.C. The Cavaliers go on the road Friday night to battle Gaffney with kick-off at 8:00pm. Follow the team HERE

Recruiting: Committed to Clemson. Peake had scholarship offers from coast-to-coast and gave his verbal pledge to the Tigers in mid-June. He joins teammate Adam Humphries who also committed in June.

Anthony Johnson – 6-2/296 – DT
O.Perry Walker High School, New Orleans, La. The Chargers open their season at home September 4th against Clark. Follow the team HERE. (website under construction)

Recruiting: Committed to LSU. 'Freak' Johnson committed to the Tennessee Volunteers last May, but decided to stay closer to home last December when he switched his commitment to the Tigers.

Jermauria Rasco – 6-3/250 – DE
Evangel Christian Academy, Shreveport, La. The Eagles will face an out-of-state match-up September 3rd against Tulsa-Union, Okla. Follow the team HERE.

Recruiting: Uncommitted. Rasco is not naming favorites, but Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Texas and UCLA are the schools on his radar. He plans to make a decision after official visits.

Stephone Anthony – 6-3/220 – OLB
Anson High School, Wadesboro, N.C. The Bearcats will host Pageland-Central, S.C. Friday night with kick-off at 7:30pm. Follow the team HERE.

Recruiting: Uncommitted. Anthony favors the Florida Gators, but Virginia Tech has emerged as the No. 2 school on his list. He also likes North Carolina, Clemson, N.C. State and Georgia. He doesn't plan to make a decision until after official visits.

Teddy Bridgewater – 6-3/192 – QB
Northwestern High School, Miami, Fla. The Bulls will host Carol City Friday, September 3rd at 7:30pm. Follow the team HERE.

Recruiting: Committed to Miami. Bridgewater committed to the Hurricanes in June. He took his show on the road this summer winning top awards at every outing. "I'm like Vince Young when he was at Texas. I can carry a team with my arm and my legs. I'm good at throwing on the run, and I'm very mobile."

Mike Bellamy – 5-10/175 – RB
Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda, Fla. The Tarpons will host Lemon Bay Friday night at 7:30pm. Follow the team HERE.

Recruiting: Committed to Clemson. Bellamy gave his verbal pledge to the Tigers in June becoming the second running back to commit to the Tigers in the class of 2011. Marlin Lane is also from the Sunshine State.

Brey Cook – 6-7/310 – OT
Har-Ber High School, Springdale, Ark. The Wildcats play at Tulsa-Union, Okla. for a scrimmage Friday night at 5:30pm. Follow the team HERE.

Recruiting: Committed to Arkansas. Cook committed to the Razorbacks in July over scholarship offers from across the country including Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA and USC.

Brandon Shell – 6-7/310 – OT
Goose Creek High School, S.C. The Gators will host Irmo Friday night with kick-off at 7:30pm. Follow the team HERE.

Recruiting: Uncomitted. Shell favors the Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecocks with interest in Alabama, Clemson and Miami. He has not set a time-frame for a decision.


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