Recruiting Recap 12/8

Welcome to another edition of the Recruiting Recap! Thanks for stopping by, and if you are new here this is a feature where we cover all of the latest recruiting news including offers, commitments, decommitments, and anything else we can drub up to go along with our sleeper of the day.

Hopefully, everyone is having a great week so far, and is ready for another weekend of football with the GHSA quarterfinals squaring off this Friday. This is where players separate themselves from the pack, and the true gamebreakers shine. We’ll be keeping track of all the action, so continue to stop by leading up to this weekend on our Twitter and website! – David




Committed

Tay Shipp
2021 Worth Co.
St. Thomas

Scoop: Shipp went from a relatively unknown DB prospect to one of the state’s leading receivers in just one season. The senior had 1200 receiving yards and was able to showcase his excellent straight-line speed. Shipp has made a huge jump in just one year, and if he continues that developmental arch he could end up being a huge steal in this recruiting class.


Marsyas Fox
2021 Grayson
Robert Morris

Scoop: Fox is a super-savvy defender who has found his spot on the talented defensive back group at Grayson. He is a smart football player who plays with a lot of discipline and patience while also having a physical presence to jump on a receiver and stop them in their tracks. Fox is very good at setting the edge, and though he doesn’t have great size, he is plenty physical with very good instincts at reading the play and breaking up the pass.


Amari McNeill
2021 Peachtree Ridge
Tennessee

Scoop: McNeill was an athlete that we have consistently said was P5 OL dating back to our original scouting report in fall of ’19. That seems like a decade ago, and the big athlete certainly had to wait awhile before the P5 programs came knocking, but at the end he had widdle it down to 5 programs with Tennessee coming out on top. He did get a late push as a DL recruit as well, but we have always like McNeill’s upside at OG. The 6’4″ 300 lbs. athlete moves well, has good flexibility and has a strong foundation with his fundamentals to end up being a solid OL for the Vols.


Yesterday’s Offers

Jahseim Henry
2021 Woodland-Cartersville
William Jewell

Kanye Varner
2022 Jonesboro
Troy

Rawson MacNeill
2022 Walton
Princeton

Trey Goodman
2021 Norcross
Charleston Southern

Devon Birdwell
2021 Buford
Point

Alvin Nguyen
2021 Brookwood
Oklahoma-Panhandle

Tyler Hallum
2021 Lassiter
Mars Hill

Jeremiah Stewart
2021 Pelham
Point

Courtney Slocum
2021 Adairsville
Mars Hill

Felix Hixon
2022 Jackson
GT & Penn State

Jakeem Meadows
2021 Warren Co.
Sterling College

Quen Hunter
2021 Mitchell Co.
Valley State

Dylan Lurie
2021 North Forsyth
Huntingdon College

Baylor Borden
2021 Sequoyah
Birmingham-Southern



Deshan Davis
2021 Creekside Christian
Tabor College

Jack Blackman
2021 Sequoyah
Birmingham-Southern

Ryan Merklinger
2021 Calvary Day
Gannon Univ.

Marquavious Jones
2021 Wilkinson Co.
Friends Univ.

William Reynolds
2021 Wilkinson Co.
Clarke Univ.

Hunter Hampton
2021 Loganville Christian
Sterling College

Amiere Williams
2021 Westlake
Central State

Anietie Ntekop
2021 Roswell
Austin-Peay

James Wilson
2021 Hephzibah
Valley State

James Watts
2021 Allatoona
Samford PWO

Kenyatta Gibson
2021 Tri-Cities
Sterling

Laory McGowan
2021 Community Christian
Sterling

Michael Bonsu
2021 KIPP
Sterling

Mikian Bouie
2021 Griffin
William Penn

Chsitian Mergler
2021 Sprayberry
Oliviet-Nazarene

Langston Brantley
2021 Arabia Mt.
Sterling

Kalique Guyton
2021 Thomas Col Central
Kentucky Christian

Michael Fitzgerald
2021 Roswell
Austin Peay

Travis Brown
2021 Rockmart
Hanover

Jakestal Lee
2021 Jenkins Co.
Pikeville

Sebastian Sagar
2021 Gryason
Liberty

Javin Whatley
2021 Rockmart
Kennesaw State

Lataurus Swindle
2021 LaGrange
Faulkner

Dylan Boone
2021 Johnson-Sav
Presbyterian




Sleeper of the Day

Kobe Haynes
2021 West Forsyth

Haynes came back from an ACL tear and only played the last 3 games at the end of his junior year, but still managed to be the team’s leading tackler during that short stretch, so he came into hi8s senior year ready to go, to say the least. Going up against some good athletes and the 2021 back just driilled the back – it’s pretty impressive and make your re-think your scouting reports on those said athletes. But it also says a lot about Haynes and his mindset, and how he was able to get over the mental hurdle of having a severe knee injury and not effecting his playstyle at all. The 6′ 200 lbs. athlete plays very low to the ground and tracks the football even better. Haynes is definitely good in run support, that’s his bread and butter and we have seen some progress his senior year in coverage. In 2020 he is once again around the LOS a lot and produced 108 total tackles, 6 sacks, 20 tackles for a loss and 1 interception to go along with a few forced fumbles. He has his team into the 3rd round of the playoffs in 7-A, and it’s their staunch defense that has kept the team moving forward into the final group of 8 here in Georgia. Shockingly, Haynes holds just one offer and it’s from Birmingham-Southern. The downhill attacking edge defender has a huge motor, and in our opinion is a D1 prospect – his production and film validate that projection, but see for yourself down below with his latest senior film.

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