City: Fayetteville, AR
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|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Knile Davis||A||6'1"/210||Marshall High School (TX)||Running back||Arkansas|
|Marlon Anthony||A-||6'5"/192||Kell High School||Wide receiver||Arkansas, Indiana, Louisville and Mississippi State|
|Travis Swanson||B+||6'6"/270||Kingwood High School (TX)||Offensive tackle||Arkansas|
Georgia fans who thought the storm had blown over for Da’Rick Rogers when Tennessee’s Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron blew out of Knoxville are going to have to think again. The Vols, under the direction of new coach Derek Dooley, were back in Calhoun Monday night recruiting both Rogers, a longtime Georgia commitment and the No. 1 player in the AJC’s Top 50, and his quarterback/best friend Nash Nance. Once again, the record-setting duo has agreed to take an official visit to Tennessee. The date was arranged after UT offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, one of the lone holdovers from Kiffin’s staff, visited with the two players in the Nance home Monday night.
It takes about a minute for Kell receiver Marlon Anthony to name the list of schools that have given him scholarship offers. But there are two he cares about that aren’t on that list. Anthony, who is a member of the AJC’s The Georgia 150, is a game-changer who could lend his services to Mississippi State, Louisville, Arkansas, Ole Miss or Indiana. He’d like to hear from Auburn or Georgia. “I think he’s got his sights set on either Auburn or Georgia,” Kell coach Derek Cook said. “He’s definitely an SEC wide receiver. It’s still a question of where he’ll end up.” Anthony has not picked his favorites. He likes Sylvester Croom and Mississippi State, but also prefers the offensive style of Arkansas. There is one hitch for the Razorbacks, though. “I don’t know if I’d get along with [Bobby] Petrino,” Anthony said. “They’re a good school, though. I’m just keeping my options open right now.”
Cartersville’s Morgan Alexander has scheduled an official visit to Louisville on Nov. 22, when the Cardinals host West Virginia. Louisville is one of four schools that have extended scholarship offers to Alexander. The others are Arkansas, Indiana and South Carolina State. Coaches from North Carolina State met with Alexander at Cartersville last week and told him that they would be offering soon. Additionally, Tennessee and Clemson have begun recruiting Alexander, who has seven touchdowns in three games this season — five rushing, one receiving and one 91-yard kickoff return. “I haven’t started to narrow down my list yet, but I know I need to,” Alexander said. “I’ll probably start doing some research on the [internet] on each school, to see what they have to offer.” Alexander said he likely will take official visits to Arkansas and Indiana. He’ll take unofficial visits to the other schools, including Tennessee on Saturday, where he will watch the Vols host Florida. “I’ve been in that atmosphere before. I went to see them play Georgia last year,” Alexander said of the scene at Neyland Stadium. “It will be exciting for me. Like a fat kid in a candy store.”
Cartersville’s Morgan Alexander collected his fourth scholarship offer just over a week ago. “I picked up an offer from N.C. State a week ago Friday,” said Alexander, who is considered the 107th-best running back in the nation by Scout.com. “I already had offers from Louisville, Arkansas and Indiana.” The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Alexander, who runs the 40 in 4.46 seconds, said Louisville and N.C. State are recruiting him the hardest. “They’re both calling a lot,” he said. “And N.C. State said they plan on sending some coaches to see me play.” Alexander is also being evaluated by a pair of programs whose school colors is predominately orange. “I’m being recruited by Clemson and Tennessee,” he said. Cartersville, which is ranked No. 10 in Class AAA, hosts the No. 3 program in Class AA, Westminster, on Friday.
Usually, only the so-called “five star” recruits have the perk of being recruited by head coaches. But even though he is not in the five-star category, Alexander offensive tackle Kevin Mitchell still gets the royal treatment from Kentucky. From the beginning, Mitchell, who has committed to the Wildcats, has been recruited by Kentucky offensive coordinator Joker Phillips. Phillips has been named by Kentucky athletic officials as the “head coach in waiting,” and will take over when current head coach Rich Brooks steps down. That could happen during Mitchell’s four-year stay at the school. Mitchell said it was a big reason he committed to Kentucky, after being courted by Louisville, Indiana, Oregon and several other schools. He’ll take unofficial visits to Kentucky in the next few weeks to watch the Wildcats take on South Carolina and Arkansas. He’ll wait until after the season to take an official visit to Lexington. “It definitely made an impression on me. Not many [recruits] get to talk to the head coach, or the future head coach, on a regular basis,” Mitchell said. “It helps you establish great trust right away.”