- Derek Tyson, RecruitingNation
With football season now in full swing, there was plenty of recruiting news over the weekend. From top high school performances to a five-star prospect ready to announce his decision, here is the latest news around the SEC.
Biggest commitment: There was only one commitment in the SEC over the weekend. Defensive lineman Braxton Hoyett (Pelham, Ala./Pelham) verbally committed to Mississippi State on Friday. Hoyett also had offers from Miami and UAB. The 6-foot-3, 274-pounder announced his decision via Twitter:
Officially a Mississippi State Bulldog!!!!!!
— Braxton Hoyett (@Braxton_Hoyett) August 31, 2013
Best weekend performances: Many SEC commits were in action this weekend. Here's a look at some of the top performances that happened over the weekend.
RB Nick Chubb (Cedartown, Ga./Cedartown) -- Georgia commit: 350 yards rushing and five touchdowns.
QB Will Grier (Davidson, N.C./Davidson Day) -- Florida commit: 17-of-21 for 398 passing yards and seven touchdowns in only one half of play.
WR Ermon Lane (Homestead, Fla./Homestead) -- Florida commit: Seven receptions for 189 yards and two TDs.
QB Sean White (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./University School) -- Auburn commit: 8-of-10 passing 150 yards and four touchdowns.
DB Ed Paris (Arlington, Texas/Timberview) -- LSU commit: 70-yard interception return for touchdown and a 50-yard reception on offense.
Injury update: Kentucky defensive end commit Denzel Ware (Crestview, Fla./Crestview) went down with an apparent neck injury during his game on Friday. The ESPN 300 prospect was taken off the field on a stretcher for precautionary reasons. But Wildcat Nation can breathe easy as Ware suffered a bad stinger and said on Sunday that he will be able to play next week.
Auburn running back commit Racean "Roc" Thomas (Oxford, Ala./Oxford) also left his game early on Friday for what he termed "a minor concussion, nothing major." Thomas said he plans to be back in action next week. Before his departure, Thomas rushed for 52 yards on eight carries.
Most important visit: The most important visit this weekend wasn't even to an SEC school. ESPN 300 offensive tackle David Sharpe (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence Christian) visited Clemson for its 38-35 victory over Georgia on Saturday night. Sharpe is very high on both schools. The Clemson atmosphere was electric, but Georgia, at times, had some breakdowns on the offensive line that could work in the Bulldogs' favor. Sharpe took to Twitter to talk about his experience in Death Valley:
The best game ive seen in person last night enjoyed it Good Game Clemson And Georgia
— David Sharpe (@SHARPECITYY) September 1, 2013
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