Recruiting Buzz: Week of January 6th-12th

Check out this week's recruiting buzz from the South's top recruiting expert Jamie Newberg. This page will be updated daily.

What is the 'Waffle' thinking?
by Jamie Newberg of, January 8, 2002 8:18am ET

What is big OL prospect Derek Morris, Jr. thinking these days?

"Man, 29 more days," said Morris. "I think we have had enough with recruiting. Right now, my leaders are Tennessee, Ohio State and Georgia. I am also looking into setting up visits to Penn State, Boston College and NC State. NC State has shown more interest in me than UNC. I may visit NC State unofficially. I will now cancel my Florida visit with Coach Spurrier being gone."

Morris, from Charlotte, North Carolina, is considered one of the top OL prospects in the nation. He plans on making his commitment on Signing Day. Morris is scheduled to visit Tennessee this weekend.

Bradwell To Visit Dawgs
by Jamie Newberg of, January 8, 2002 8:12am ET

"I will visit Georgia (1-11) this weekend," said Chris Bradwell. "I will set up visits to Florida State, Miami and Auburn. Right now, I am open." Bradwell is a defensive line prospect from Alpharetta (Ga.) Chattahoochee High School.

Hurley To Cancel the Gators
by Jamie Newberg of, January 8, 2002 8:03am ET

"I will visit Georgia this weekend," said linebacker Ricardo Hurley. "I will cancel my Florida visit (1-25) and move Florida State up a week to the 25th. I will also visit Tennessee (1-18). I am still wide open."

Hurley, from Greenwood, South Carolina, has already visited South Carolina (11-30).

DT Loves Visit to Georgia Tech
by Jamie Newberg of, January 6, 2002 6:42pm ET

"I had a great visit to Georgia Tech," said defensive tackle Tommy Jackson. "I absolutely loved it. It was great to speak with Coach (Chan) Gailey. Also, the Atlanta nightlife was incredible. If all of the visits are this good I will have a tough decision to make."

Jackson, from Opelika, Alabama, is just getting started. He will visit Alabama (1-11), Auburn (1-18), Louisville (1-25), and LSU (2-2).

Talented 2 sport star looking to set up visits.
by Scott Kennedy of, January 6, 2002 6:31pm ET

"I don't have any officials set up yet," said Tampa Bay, FL linebacker Elijah Dukes. "But I'm looking to set up visits to Tennessee and Arizona State. I'm also interested in Alabama. Tennessee and Arizona State are looking at me at both football and baseball. They're al recruiting me to play linebacker, and I'm looking forward to going away to college.

Crum Changes Visits
by Jamie Newberg of, January 6, 2002 5:18pm ET

"I switched my Florida and Georgia trips," said defensive back Brian Crum. "I will visit Georgia (1-11) this weekend and Florida (1-18). I will also visit Tennessee (2-2) and Tennessee (1-25). Right now I am open and everything is the same." Crum is a safety/wide receiver prospect from Camden County High School in South Georgia.

Jean-Giles Has Two Leaders
by Jamie Newberg of, January 6, 2002 4:56pm ET

"I have not committed anywhere," said offensive line prospect Max Jean-Giles. "I will visit Ohio State (1-11), Arkansas (1-18) and Miami (1-25). Right now, Miami and Georgia are my two leaders. It is 50-50 between them."

Jean-Giles is one of the top OLs in the state of Florida from North Miami Beach.

Cornelius Still Open
by Jamie Newberg of, January 6, 2002 4:05pm ET

"Coach Steve Spurrier leaving Florida will not change anything with me and the Gators," said Jemalle Cornelius. "I am still open and I will take all my visits. I won't know anything until I make my visits."

Cornelius, from Ft. Meade, Florida, will visit Auburn (1-11), Florida (1-18) and Georgia (1-25) in January.

Grant Has Two Leaders
by Jamie Newberg of, January 6, 2002 3:28pm ET

"Right now, Georgia and South Carolina are my leaders," said Kelvin Grant. "I was scheduled to visit Maryland this weekend but I will have to re-schedule and it will have to be during the week sometime in January. "I will visit Clemson (1-11), South Carolina (1-18) and Georgia (1-25). I would like to have a decision by the first of February."

Grant is one of the South's top receivers from Camden, South Carolina.

TE Turner Likes Two
by Jamie Newberg of, January 6, 2002 3:15pm ET

"I didn't visit Ohio State this weekend," said tight end Michael Turner. "I will visit Clemson (1-11) and Georgia (1-18). Right now, my two favorites Clemson and Georgia."

Turner is a tight end prospect from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia.

DT With Two Favorites
by Jamie Newberg of, January 6, 2002 1:58pm ET

Chris Turner is one of the top defensive line prospects from the state of Florida. The defensive tackle from Jacksonville Ed White High School has narrowed down his choices to Florida State (December), Florida and Georgia.

"Right now, I would say that FSU and Georgia are my two leader," said Turner. "Florida has fallen with Coach Spurrier leaving. I really liked him because he was a perfectionist. I would have loved to have played for a coach like that. My best opportunity to play early is at Georgia."

Turner will still visit Florida (1-11) next weekend and Georgia (1-25). He moved his Georgia visit because he has a football banquet on the weekend of the 18th.

Crowder Visits GT
by Jamie Newberg of, January 6, 2002 1:56pm ET

Georgia Tech got a surprise visitor on Friday when Channing Crowder unofficially visited the Yellow Jackets.

"I just stayed for a little while and met with Coach (Chan) Gailey," said Crowder. "I didn't get a feeling one way or another but he seemed like a good guy. I am probable for a visit with Penn State (1-18). If I decide not to take it, I will officially visit Georgia Tech. If I go to Penn State, I will take an unofficial to Georgia Tech.

"I still plan on visiting Florida. Regardless of Coach Spurrier leaving, they are still one of the top football programs in America. They will not bring in a mediocre coach. There will be very little drop-off. If I had to say right now, Georgia is my leader."

Crowder will visit the Dawgs next weekend. He has already visited South Carolina (DEC) and NC State (DEC). Crowder is a linebacker from Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Washington Likes the Buckeyes
by Jamie Newberg of, January 6, 2002 1:52pm ET

Richard Washington is a terrific wide receiver/cornerback prospect from the city of Fort Myers, Florida. "I am still leaning to Ohio State," said Washington. "I will visit Tennessee (1-11) and Florida (1-18). Florida State has basically stopped calling me. I still want to visit Florida. They had been recruiting me hard up until the dead period."

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