Southeast Recruiting Notebook

We are now just over three weeks until national signing day and there will be a lot of fireworks down the stretch.

An expected flip happened on Sunday when Scout 300 athlete Tim Irvin switched his commitment from Texas to Auburn.

Irvin committed to Texas during the U.S. Army All-American game, but has been flirting with AU since. His official visit took place this weekend and the flip took place before the visit ended.

He is an early enrollee, so he will start class at Auburn this week. His close friendDavante Davis, a four-star corner out of Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington is currently committed to Texas, but he has set an official visit up to Auburn on January 30. Irvin, also a South Florida native has made it known that he will be Davis’ host.

Auburn is now at No. 9 in the Scout Team Rankings and the Tigers are closing fast on Texas A&M, the school just ahead of them. Do not be surprised if AU closes strong and finishes in the top five.


Irvin was the only commitment for Auburn, but there was much more going on, on the Plains this weekend.

Martez IveyCeCe JeffersonByron CowartRyan Davis, and Jeffery Holland were five of the other visitors (not all official) that was on the campus this weekend too.

Cowart made a statement about Jefferson, Holland, and he (all from Florida) will play together on the next level. If that is the case, then it will be Florida or Auburn — those are the two schools the trio have in common on their list right now.

The hiring of new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp and secondary coachTravaris Robinson is huge, and AU clearly has one of the best recruiting staffs in the country.

Things are happening quickly at Auburn, so stay tuned to Inside the Auburn Tigers for the latest.


Will Arkansas lose one of the best in its state? The Hogs are close to keeping most of the elite prospects in its home state at home, but on Sunday, Scout 300 wide receiverK.J. Hill de-committed from the Razorbacks.

A visit to UA could still take place on January 30, but this weekend he plans to visit Ohio State. The Buckeyes do not have much room left, but it appears they would make rook for the top five prospect out of Arkansas.

Another interesting twist on this is — Hill’s close friend and former teammate at North Little Rock, Altee Tenpenny is transferring from Alabama and Ohio State is on his list.

Former Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, now at Pittsburgh is a big reason why Hill is back on the market.


Another school that had a big visit weekend was LSU.

One of their top targets remaining is current Florida commit, Derrick Dillon. He is an in-state target for the Tigers with and they have made him a priority at wide receiver now.

An unofficial visit to Florida is still a possibility for Dillon, but the four-star athlete may be starting to lean towards the Tigers.

Arden Key, a former South Carolina commit out of College Park (Ga.) Hapeville Charter was on campus with some of his family and the Tigers could now be the school others are chasing. Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Miami, and South Carolina are also in the mix.

Make sure you check out Tiger Sports Digest for all the coverage of the Tigers.


Commitment Watch!

New five-star cornerback Donte Jackson will announce his decision on Wednesday, January 21, and it will be Georgia or LSU.

No matter who Jackson commits to, he will take an official visit to LSU next weekend. He was in Athens this weekend visiting the Dawgs.

It is a tight race — LSU had some momentum before this weekend, but with the Tigers being the in-state school for the star out of Jefferson Riverdale, it could be hard for the Bulldogs to win this battle.


Georgia Tech picked up a couple of commitments Sunday and the Yellow Jackets now have 24 commitments for 2015.

David Curry, a safety out of Buford (Ga.) flipped from Virginia after his official visit to Georgia Tech. Dorian Walker is a versatile athlete out of Marietta (Ga.) Mount Paran and he could be a steal in this class for GT.

Paul Johnson has had a lot of success in the Peach State this year and 15 of his 24 verbal commitments have come the state of Georgia.


A very interesting story over the last couple of weeks has been Prince Tega Wanogho Jr.. He was first blowing up with offers after moving over to the United States from Nigeria and playing football this season in Alabama. That was part I.

Part II — He has been re-classified from the 2016 to the 2015 class. Since that has happened, he has been one of the hottest prospects in the country.

The 6-foot-8, 225 pound athlete now has over two dozen scholarship offers.

He was at LSU this weekend, Auburn could have an edge with him visiting there a couple of times during the season, but to get the whole story, check this out.


Michigan, Michigan, Michigan — I am hearing that in the South, and I am sure anyone who covers recruiting across the country is hearing about the Big Blue, and Jim Harbaugh.

New offers have gone out, new targets have emerged, and one that is giving the Wolverines a strong look is Scout 100 linebacker Roquan Smith. He is the No. 1 inside linebacker on Scout.

Smith talks about his visit to Michigan and what stood out to him during his trip to Ann Arbor. D.J. Durkin has been his contact man due to their relationship with Durkin was at Florida, but it was Harbaugh who impressed the star out of Montezuma (Ga.) Macon County.

Smith plans to announce his decision on signing day.