LATEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL RECRUTING NEWS
July 21, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
LATEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL RECRUITING NEWS
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Florida State is off to a good start with 13 verbal commitments in the fold for the 2015 recruiting class. However, none of those committed prospects are defensive tackles. That changed on Sunday when four star junior college standout D.J. Jones made a pledge to FSU's Jimbo Fisher.
During a visit to Florida State's campus over the weekend the 6-foot-2, 310-pound tackle from East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, Miss.) decided to end his recruitment and commit to the Seminoles.
It was expected to be an eventful weekend at Penn State. And before the clock even struck noon on Saturday, two highly regarded prospects verbally committed to the Nittany Lions.
Class of 2015 wide receiver Irvin Charles of Haddonfield (N.J.) Paul VI was the first to commit. After earning more than 20 verbal scholarship offers, Charles noted that he chose the Nittany Lions over Florida and Miami.
Shortly after Charles' commitment to PSU became public, news of another verbal commitment surfaced. This came from running back Miles Sanders, who became the first verbal commitment in Penn State's Class of 2016. Sanders, who is visiting Penn State for camp, has been to campus at least four times already this year.
Georgia picked up its 15th verbal commitment Saturday, getting a flip from safety Deontai Williams, who was originally committed to Florida. InsidetheGators.com also confirmed the decision.
At 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, Williams also held offers from Auburn and LSU, among others.
"(Coach Jeremy) Pruitt says that if the people that he recruits commit, he's going to play them," Williams said of the Bulldog coaches and program. "They always show me love."
The earliest memory isn't a touchdown scored in Grasshoppers football nor a dramatic moment on the gridiron.
Ronnie Harrison, four-star defensive back from Florida High School in Tallahassee, Fla., returned to the University of Alabama on Friday. The North Carolina commitment talked in-detail about his second trip of the summer in Tuscaloosa.
Brandon Kennedy, four-star center from Wetumpka High School in Ala., announced his college choice to the University of Alabama on Friday morning.
It was a huge day in Starkville as Mississippi State raked in eight commitments, seven of which came from the class of 2015. There was none bigger, however, than Rivals 100 safety Jamal Peters who shocked the state by committing on his trip to Big Dawg Camp.
It didn't Dawg Days to get off to a successful start for Georgia Friday as the Bulldogs picked up a commitment from wide receiver/defensive back Shaquery Wilson.
A three-star prospect out of Miami's Coral Gables High, Wilson plays both positions in high school and is being recruited to play both by the Bulldogs.
Wilson chose the Bulldogs over 17 other schools who had made offers.
He's the 14th commitment to the Bulldogs' Class of 2015.
Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy quarterback David Sills has committed to West Virginia. Sills becomes the 14th overall commitment of the 2015 recruiting class for Head Coach Dana Holgorsen.
Sills becomes the second quarterback commitment in the class joining Skillman (NJ) Montgomery High School quarterback Chris Chugunov. The news was confirmed to WVSports.com by Rivals.com Mid-Atlantic Analyst Adam Friedman.