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Best of the visits: SEC

January, 25, 2015
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This is the second to last weekend before signing day and there was a ton of big visitors around the Southeastern Conference. Here is a closer look at some of the top social media posts by prospects who visited SEC schools over the weekend.

Three-star defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs gave his verbal commitment to Missouri over the weekend. He tweeted out a few photos of himself posing in a Missouri game jersey.

Georgia safety Rashad Roundtree posted a photo of himself and Georgia head coach Mark Richt during his visit to Athens over the weekend.

Five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson and ESPN 300 outside linebacker Jeffery Holland took a visit to Ole Miss over the weekend and tweeted out a photo.

ESPN 300 wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge tweeted out a photo of one of the most impressive cakes you will ever see. Lodge took a visit to Ole Miss and had this impressive culinary masterpiece waiting for him upon his arrival.

Auburn linebacker commit Richard McBryde posted a photo of himself with head coach Gus Malzhan and another two photos of himself with new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.

Georgia athlete commit Terry Godwin posed a for a picture with his family during his Alabama visit.

Miami running back commit Jordan Scarlett and uncommitted running back Jordan Cronkite both visited Florida this weekend and posed together for a photo in Florida's locker room.

Five-star defensive back Iman Marshall tweeted a photo of himself and LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron during his visit to LSU over the weekend.

South Carolina commit Jalen Christian tweeted a photo of himself and head coach Steve Spurrier during his visit to Columbia.

ESPN 300 wide receiver Brandon Martin confused some people on Saturday when he tweeted that he was not committed to Missouri despite several reports. He quickly corrected the tweet and meant to say "I am now committed to Missouri." The error gave Missouri fans a scare for a few minutes.

Miami running back commit Mark Walton had maybe the most interesting wardrobe on his weekend visit to Georgia.

































Five-star CeCe Jefferson narrows list 

January, 21, 2015
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GLEN ST. MARY, Fla. -- Five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson is nearing the time to make his college decision and the No. 9-ranked player in the ESPN 300 is starting to narrow his choices.

Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC 

January, 20, 2015
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National signing day is less than three weeks away and it’s coming down to crunch time. This past weekend was one of three remaining weekends for recruits to take official visits before signing day and some of the top prospects took full advantage of the available weekend. Auburn had a monster recruiting weekend and, though not to the same extent, so did Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and others. Here’s a closer look at the top news from this past weekend.


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SEC's top recruiting visits 

January, 16, 2015
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With national signing day less than three weeks away, it is officially crunch time. There are only three recruiting weekends left for visits, and most schools plan to take full advantage of those available weekends. Here are a closer look at some of the top visits around the SEC this weekend.

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Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC 

December, 9, 2014
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With Alabama winning the SEC championship on Saturday and the college football playoff now set, SEC schools can now turn their focus to recruiting. Despite there being only one game this weekend, there was still a bunch of recruiting news from around the SEC. There was a couple of big commitments, a few decommitments, a big decision date was announced and some important in-home visits. Here’s a closer look at the top recruiting news from around the conference.


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ESPN Juco 50: Battle to watch in the SEC 

December, 3, 2014
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The SEC is well represented in the debut of the 2015 ESPN Juco 50. An incredible 18 JC 50 members are committed to SEC schools including nine of the top 15 players. The top two players in the JC 50, both running backs, Jovon Robinson and Alvin Kamara, are committed to Auburn and Tennessee, respectively.


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Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC 

November, 25, 2014
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As always there was a ton of recruiting news from around the Southeastern Conference. There was a big commitment, there were key visits and new offers over the weekend. Here's a closer look at the top recruiting news from around the conference.


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UA jersey tour: Kendrick Norton

November, 20, 2014
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Four-star lineman Kendrick Norton joined five-star teammate Kevin Toliver II and ESPN 300 linebacker Jeffery Holland in being presented with their Under Armour All-America Game jerseys Thursday afternoon in a ceremony sponsored by American Family Insurance. The ceremony took place in front of friends, coaches, teammates and media members at the Trinity Christian School auditorium in Jacksonville, Florida.

The 99th-ranked prospect in the ESPN 300 said he felt honored to be selected to one of the top All-America games in the country.

“It just really cool that I’m maybe one of like 100 guys that gets to participate in this event. It’s an honor to play in the game."

Norton at one time was committed to FSU, but has since backed off and is considering other schools such as Miami, Florida, Ole Miss and UCLA. Though ranked as an offensive guard, Norton prefers the defensive line and several teams are recruiting him as a defensive tackle.

“I’m basically wide open,” Norton said of his recruitment. "I’m going to take a second look at Florida but basically I’m wide open. Miami wants me on the defensive line. They’ve been recruiting me real hard. Al Golden, Jethro Franklin, they talk to me every day.”

So far the ESPN 300 lineman hasn’t taken any official visits but that will soon change.

"I haven’t taken any official visits yet but I might go to Ole Miss on Jan. 29 and I’ll probably go to UCLA after the season,” he said. "Probably Miami after the season too."

Seven questions with Kendrick Norton

Who was the best player you ever saw play in the Under Armour game?

Norton: I remember watching Jamie Harper (former Trinity Christian running back) growing up. I didn’t really know who he was until I got to Trinity and I found out he actually played here but I remember watching him in the game.

If you could start a team with any other player in your class who would it be?

Norton: I’d say my entire team. I think we have a great team.

If you could go one-on-one with any other player in the country who would it be?

Norton: Whoever's the No. 1-ranked offensive guard in the country. Whoever that is, I'd want to take him on.

What's your earliest football memory?

Norton: My ninth-grade year, it was the first time I’d ever been trap-blocked. He hit me and my helmet came flying off.

If you could take on a professional athlete in their sport, who would it be and why?

Norton: Kobe Bryant. He’s the first person that came to mind other than LeBron.

What would you like to improve on before you get to college?

Norton: Just make sure I’m in shape and work on my first step and pad level.

What’s something about yourself that not many people know about?

Norton: I’m a comedian.

ESPN Jr. 300: What to know in the SEC 

November, 19, 2014
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The SEC already has five commitments from players ranked in the top 25 of the ESPN Junior 300. That list includes Greg Little, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2016 and a Texas A&M commit. As a whole, the SEC has 27 commitments in the updated ESPN Junior 300. Here’s a closer look at the updated rankings.


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Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC 

November, 18, 2014
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As always there was a ton of recruiting news from around the Southeastern Conference. Florida head coach Will Muschamp announced he will step down from his position at the end of the season, there were key visits and new offers over the weekend. Here's a closer look at the top recruiting news from around the conference.


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UA jersey tour: ESPN 300 LB Leo Lewis 

November, 7, 2014
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ESPN 300 inside linebacker Leo Lewis was presented with his Under Armour All-America Game jersey Friday afternoon in a ceremony sponsored by American Family Insurance. The ceremony took place in front of family, friends, teammates, classmates and school faculty on the campus of Brookhaven High in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

A dream of playing in the Under Armour All-America Game has now become reality for the hard-hitting linebacker.

“It’s a blessing,” Lewis said. “Beyond a blessing. To be in this game with the best players in the country and test myself against the best players in the country is a blessing. To be able to go represent my coaches and school is a great feeling,”

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Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC 

November, 4, 2014
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As always there was a ton of recruiting news from around the SEC. There were a few big commitments, key visits and new offers over the weekend. Here is a closer look at the top recruiting news from around the conference.


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Best of the visits: SEC

November, 2, 2014
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From Auburn’s big 35-31 win over Ole Miss Saturday night to South Carolina’s tough 45-42 loss to Tennessee, there were some incredible SEC games for recruits to watch this weekend. Some prospects attended the games, while others watched on TV and used social media as a platform to share their experiences. Here's a look at some of the top social media posts from the weekend in SEC recruiting:

ESPN 300 linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. took an official visit to Ole Miss this weekend. The four-star defender posed for a photo prior to the game Saturday night.


2016 Ole Miss offensive line commit Eli Johnson stopped for a photo with what appears to be some Rebel cheerleaders.


Another 2016 offensive line prospect, Bryce Mathews, posed for a picture with former Ole Miss star Michael Oher on Saturday.


Junior quarterback Bowman Sells also took a photo with Oher. Sells already has offers from Ohio State, Clemson and Iowa.


Mississippi State narrowly escaped with a win over Arkansas on Saturday night, but Bulldogs commit Maurice Smitherman voiced his excitement about his future team on Twitter.


South Carolina commit Quandeski Whitlow, despite witnessing a Gamecocks loss, tweeted about his experience.


Another South Carolina commit, Dexter Neal, didn’t seem as positive as Whitlow in his tweet.


ESPN Junior 300 safety Joejuan Williams thinks Tennessee coach Butch Jones, after the Vols' big win, will be excited the next time the two talk.


Though it was a neutral-site game and neither team hosted visitors, some Florida targets voiced their opinion about Florida’s big 38-20 win over SEC East rival Georgia. The Gators have taken a hit recently in recruiting, but by the sounds of it, there are some top recruits who still have much interest in the Gators.

ESPN 300 former Florida linebacker commit Adonis Thomas was impressed with what he saw from the Gators.


Five-star defensive end Byron Cowart, like Thomas, liked what he saw from Florida on Saturday.


Another five-star defensive end, CeCe Jefferson, admitted his mother was even rooting for the Gators. Jefferson likes Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss and Alabama.

SEC's top recruiting visits 

October, 31, 2014
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There are once again some big games around the SEC this weekend. The Auburn at Ole Miss game looks to be loaded with big-time visitors. Mississippi State is trying to capitalize on its success by bringing in several recruits for its game against Arkansas and Vanderbilt is hoping to build some momentum against Old Dominion. The Florida-Georgia game will be watched by many recruits but because its a neutral site game both teams have agreed not to allow visitors for the game. Here’s a closer look at some of the top visitors in the SEC this weekend.

Auburn at Ole Miss

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After a tough loss to LSU last weekend, Ole Miss is hoping to rebound with a big win over Auburn on Saturday. The Rebels will have several recruits in attendance including running back commit Eric Swinney, offensive line commit Drew Richmond, who has visited Tennessee recently, and ESPN 300 safety Cam Ordway. The 164th-ranked prospect in the country Josh McMillon is also expected to attend.

Former 2016 Arizona quarterback commit Shea Patterson will be making his third unofficial visit to Ole Miss. Patterson is the 35th-ranked player in the ESPN Junior 300. Patterson will be joined by an ESPN Junior 300 wide receiver Mykel Jones. Junior offensive tackle Javious Bardney, who already has offers from Ole Miss and Mississippi State and safety Donte Vaughn are also expected to attend the game.


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Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC 

October, 28, 2014
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As always there was a ton of recruiting news from around the Southeastern Conference. There were a few big commitments, key visits and new offers over the weekend. Here’s a closer look at the top recruiting news from around the SEC.


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