Looking ahead to Saturday's decisions


Four four-star prospects will make their verbal commitments tomorrow afternoon at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Columbus (Miami, Fla.) safety Deon Bush has had a top three of Miami, Auburn and Alabama for over a month. The No. 65 overall prospect in the nation has been torn between the three schools for a while.

“There have been times when I felt good about one and then another one but it’s always been close,” Bush said. “But I’m ready to make my decision and it will be final.”

There’s been a sharp pull for the hometown Hurricanes.

“They really have a need for some cornerbacks and there’s an opportunity to play close to home,” Bush said. “It’s a good place to play.”

Distance shouldn’t be a factor for Bush as his brother, Gary Bush, is currently playing at Purdue.

“My parents just want me to go wherever I’m happy,” Bush added.

Jefferson (Tampa, Fla.) defensive end Tyriq McCord, the No. 99 overall prospect in the nation, is set to choose between Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Miami and USC.

Regardless of his announcement, McCord will take an official visit to USC on Jan. 20 and could also take an official to TCU.

“I loved USC so I definitely want to go there regardless,” McCord said. “I went there over the summer with Nelson [Agholor] and we both loved it there.”

McCord has taken officials to South Carolina, Miami and Georgia.

Norland (Miami, Fla.) linebacker Keith Brown has had one of the more unpredictable recruitments in this class.

The 6-foot-1, 230-pound senior committed to Miami before the start of his junior season but has wavered ever since.

He took official visits to Clemson and Purdue before backing out of his Miami commitment and switching to Illinois with his brother Lamar Atkins. Brown took an official to Louisville before helping Norland win a state championship and soon after he backed out of his Illinois verbal.

Now the No. 27 outside linebacker will choose between Miami, Louisville and Illinois. He has graduated and will enroll immediately. The recent flip of Homestead (Fla.) linebacker James Burgess Jr. from Miami to Louisville could be the first step to Brown returning to Coral Gables.

Finally Island Coast (Cape Coral, Fla.) defensive back Jordan Diggs, the No. 16 safety in the nation, will choose between Tennessee, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.