Roswell's Daniel Commits, So Do 3 Others

Daniel is headed to Northwestern while Northgate's James Searcy picks Troy, St. Pius X's Chris Philpott picks Louisville and Gainesville's Tyler Adetona picks Indiana.

With the playoffs winding down and the majority of the state of Georgia's high school football players no longer in action, recruiting is heating up again and commitments should be common place for the next few months.

In recent days, several Georgia prep stars made their respective collegiate decisions known and is here to bring you up to date.

Roswell High's Alex Daniel selects Northwestern

According to Jeff Hood of the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Roswell High star Alex Daniel committed to Northwestern University Sunday evening after a visit to the Illinois campus over the weekend.

"I went on my official visit there this weekend," Daniel told the newspaper. "I thought it was a great town and there was a lot of things to do. The campus is only about 20 minutes from Chicago. I liked the team and the coaches. And they have great facilities."

Daniel's commitment to Northwestern came after mulling over scholarship offers from such programs as Arkansas, Central Florida, East Carolina and Miami (Ohio), among others.

The two-star running back, who measures in at 6-feet tall and 200 pounds, helped lead the Hornets to the quarterfinals of this year's playoffs. In 2006 he helped pave the way for Roswell's state championship.

Daniel is a talented prospect that will bring a power running threat to the Wildcats.

Northgate High's James Searcy selects Troy

Like Daniel, three-star defensive lineman James Searcy also made a decision this weekend after a college visit.

After taking a trip to Troy, the Northgate High star pulled the trigger for the small Alabama school.

"I really like the head coach, Coach Larry Blakeney," James told's Steve Robertson in an interview. "We talked to him for a while. I got to hang out with a lot of the players too. I felt real comfortable around all the players and the coaches, so I decided to go ahead and do it."

The 6-foot-3 1/2 and 260-pound defender mentioned to Robertson that Troy coaches are looking at him as a defensive end at the college level and have set a target weight of 275 for the Newnan native.

Searcy, who missed several games for Northgate with an injured knee, turned down offers from schools such as Arkansas, Central Florida, Oklahoma State and Mississippi State.

St. Pius X Catholic High's Chris Philpott selects Louisville

One-star kicker/punter Chris Philpott of St. Pius X Catholic High School will have the chance to play right away at Louisville.

The one-star prospect will have the chance to replace talented Art Carmody in the Cardinals' lineup.

Philpott is an excellent kicker that will help Louisville in a variety of ways immediately because of his versatility.

"I feel my strengths are the fact I can perform all three phases of the kicking game, Philpott told's Dave Berk."

Gainesville High's Tyler Adetona selects Indiana

According to Director of Scouting Scott Kennedy, three-star player Tyler Adetona committed to the Indiana Hoosiers Monday night after a weekend visit.

The 6-foot, 190-pound wide receiver had at one time been committed to Troy but changed his mind after learning more about the Hoosiers.

Adetona turned down offers from programs such as Marshall, Middle Tennessee and, as mentioned, the Trojans in selecting Indiana.

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