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|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Brandon Putnam||B+||6'3"/225||Sandy Creek High School||Defensive end||Duke|
|David Harding||B+||6'4"/280||Boone High School (FL)||Offensive tackle||Duke|
|Desmond Scott||No Rating||5'9"/180||Hillside High School (NC)||Running back||Duke|
|Jack Farrell||B-||6'3"/220||Holy Innocents' Episcopal School||Tight end||Duke|
|John Drew||B+||6'2"/295||Northside-Columbus High School||Defensive tackle||Duke|
|Juwan Thompson||A-||5'11"/212||Woodward Academy||Running back||Central Florida, Duke, Mississippi and Stanford|
|Kyle Griswould||B||5'9"/170||Shaw High School||Wide receiver||Duke|
|Will Bryant||No Rating||6'3"/300||Woodward Academy||Defensive tackle||Duke|
You bet Centennial offensive tackle David Yankey, one of the state's top prospects for 2010, was glued to the television during No. 2 Florida's 31-20 win over No. 1 Alabama in Saturday's SEC championship game, especially with a recent offer from Florida. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound junior loved how the Gators put it on the Crimson Tide and earned a likely BCS championship date on Jan. 8, but said the win didn't urge him to commit any sooner to the Gators. He doesn't plan to pledge to anybody - neither to South Carolina or Duke, who have also made early offers - until after his senior season. Yankey just completed his junior year. "All the coaches are saying I have nothing but time," he said, adding of Florida looking attractive, "The way they played against Alabama, putting up 31 points on the no. 1 team, was great."
Centennial junior David Yankey, one of the state's top prospects for 2010, knows that he is increasingly a hot commodity. Knights coach Jeff Measor said Florida, in town for the SEC championship game against Alabama, informally extended a scholarship offer through him to his 6-foot-5, 250 tackle. "They told me he's in their top two or three offensive tackles," Measor said. "He's one of their higher ranked kids on their board. They love everything about him." Measor said Yankey, who recently visited Florida with Knights defensive end Euclid Cummings, likely will get an official scholarship letter in the next week or two. Yankey also has offers from South Carolina and Duke.
Two things stood out for M.L. King linebacker **Joel Kight** on an official visit this past weekend to Boston College. — The Eagles play hard, team-oriented football and he likes that. — He’s not so crazy about the weather. Kight watched Boston College beat Virginia Tech 28-23 Saturday, erasing a 10-0 deficit. “I was impressed with how they played, how they fought back and never gave up,” Kight said Sunday evening. “The campus is really nice, but the weather, it’s cold up there. “I’m not sure what the temperature was [around 50 degrees], but the wind made it even worse.” Overall, Kight has a positive impression of his visit, but his intent is to compare other schools on his offers list, including Ole Miss, which he considers one of the programs he’s leaning toward. He plans an official visit to Ole Miss perhaps in the next month. Kight also has offers from Oklahoma State, Connecticut, Duke, Miami-Ohio, Indiana and Arizona State.
Walton’s David Paulsen received an offer from Oklahoma State on Tuesday, and the Cowboys immediately moved into his top five. Paulsen, a 6-foot-3, 240 pound defensive end, indicated via text message that Oklahoma State has joined Miami (Ohio), Duke, Tulane and Georgia as his top choices. The Walton senior said he likes what Oklahoma State has to offer, especially the fire from head coach Mike Gundy, who you’ll remember from this YouTube rant. Paulsen is a member of the AJC’s The Georgia 150. He just returned from an official visit this weekend to Tulane. His next trip will be to see Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4
Injured Tucker defensive lineman Deion Roberson still has a cast on his injured left ankle and won’t begin his rehab for a few weeks. Roberson said he was due last week to have a walking boot put on the ankle that he severely dislocated during the second play of the season, but couldn’t be fitted for one. He said his size 15 foot was the problem. “They didn’t have my size,” he said. Roberson’s next doctor’s appointment is Oct. 20, he said, and by that time he hopes to be completely off crutches. “I was looking forward to the boot, but I guess things happen,” he said. Roberson said he has scheduled an official visit Nov. 22 to Louisville. He also said he has heard from three new schools (Kentucky, UCLA, Rutgers), but there were no offers. The 6-foot-3, 258 pound senior says he has had offers from North Carolina State, Memphis, Duke, Iowa State, Georgia Southern and South Alabama. As for returning to the field for Tucker this season, Roberson still hopes to play sometime during the playoffs.