Sooner Than Expected

On Wednesday Jayson Stanley said a commitment date could come sooner than planned - he wasn't kidding.

Later Wednesday evening, Jayson Stanley took to Twitter with a tweet saying "I'm changing my commitment date to August 16th. Not the 22nd of September." That would have been hard to guess if you asked him, say on Wednesday afternoon, due to the fact it doesn't seem to be weighing on his mind too much.

"It doesn't really matter," said Stanley when asked whether he wanted to have his commitment made before the start of Creekside High's 2014 football season.

Now it seems to matter.

The four-star wide receiver prospect out of Fairburn, Ga. has scholarship offers from the likes of Georgia, Clemson, South Carolina, Auburn, Ohio State, Miami (FL) and Alabama.

Earlier in the summer, Stanley planned to make his announcement at The Opening in Oregon. However, Stanley was unable to do that after he never made it to a Nike Football Camp. Now, the question remains, who are the frontrunners in this race for the 6-foot-3, 202-pound receiver?

As of early June, Stanley told Scout.com he had no leader. As of Wednesday, Stanley still had no leader.

Today, we're likely to hear a list of five finalists, but in no order, according to a tweet made Wednesday evening by Stanley. He followed that tweet with the commonly used saying, "lol."

What exactly does this mean?

While it's rumored that Georgia is favored to land Stanley when all is said and done, there would be no telling just from hearing him talk. Athens is one of the places Stanley has visited the most due to the fact it's the in-state school for the rising senior, but he said it doesn't matter to him, in-state or out of state. He's willing to go wherever it takes to find the right fit. However, Georgia isn't feeling half bad for him right now. During the time Stanley has spent in Athens, he's gotten a chance to hang out with current Dawgs like J.J. Green, Corey Moore, Damian Swann and Malcolm Mitchell.

"Overall I thought it was good," Stanley said. "(I like) the way the offense is ran, and when I've spent time with the players and things like that - just their attitude."

Stanley made the short trip to Athens for Dawg Night on Friday. There, he had a chance to watch upcoming prospects compete, as well as speak with others nearing a decision.

"It was pretty good," Stanley said. "I got to watch a lot of kids compete. I was just watching."

Another school said to be at the top of Stanley's short list is Auburn.

"They're kind of along the same lines as Georgia," Stanley said.

We'll find out soon just who Stanley's short list consists of. Looks like the decision will come before the state title, though, which Stanley predicts Creekside will win this season.

"We're definitely, you know, a repeat," Stanley said.


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