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Etowah's Jordan Padgett expecting offer from Indiana

9:54 a.m. Friday, December 5, 2008

Etowah safety Jordan Padgett is anticipating an offer from Indiana, Etowah coach Bill Stewart said. "We will know by the end of this weekend," Stewart said. "It's looking like it's going to happen." Padgett, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior, currently has offers from Air Force, Western Michigan, Navy and Miami-Ohio. Stewart said he had an in-home visit from Air Force coaches earlier this week and has an official visit scheduled for Miami-Ohio on Dec. 13. "Going to Miami-Ohio with his teammate Ishmael White is a definite possibility," Stewart said. "But I know Indiana is definitely interested." Stewart said his top choices are Air Force, Indiana and Miami-Ohio.

Kell tight end Middleton receives offer from Ohio

10:25 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2008

After sending out a fresh set of highlight tapes, Kell’s Will Middleton has found new interest for his services. The Longhorns tight end received a scholarship offer from Ohio University last week. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Middleton has received offers from Indiana, Louisville, Rutgers, Marshall and South Carolina. Kell’s defensive coach Doug Orebaugh has a connection on the Bobcats staff. The friendship has proved beneficial for Middleton. “I like what they [Ohio] do with their tight ends,” Middleton said. “They catch a lot of balls, and they really like to use them in the passing game. That’s what I like. I want to be that option.” Middleton is a member of the AJC’s The Georgia 150. He previously committed to South Carolina but ended that through a “mutual separation.” Now, he’s open to any school. “I’m just leaving it open until I take my visits,” Middleton said. “I want to be certain this time. I’ve still got interest in Louisville and Marshall, but it’s too early to say.”

M.L.King's Kight on BC: Great football, chilly weat

2:28 p.m. Monday, October 20, 2008

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.

Cartersville’s Alexander to visit Louisville

9:26 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2008

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.”

M.L. King's Kight weighing offers

11:37 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2008

M.L. King linebacker Joel Kight says he’s going to stay open on all scholarship offers until he learns more about the schools. He’s also learning a new position. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Kight has moved to safety to help the Lions (3-1) put the best 11 [defenders] on the field. He says it’s possible that he will play safety in college. “It’s not really hurting me. I think it’s helping me,” said Kight of the position change. “As long as we’re getting wins, it’s fine with me.” The biggest difference in the positions? “You think pass first as a safety,” he said. “Linebackers are always thinking run first.” If Kight had to pick front-runners, he said he’d pick Mississippi, Boston College and Oklahoma State. He also has offers from Connecticut, Duke, Miami-Ohio, Indiana and Arizona State. One requirement in the program he chooses is team effort. “As long as they play hard, I like that because I play hard,” he said. Kight is MLK’s leading tackler. He averages 11 tackles (solos and assists) in four games.

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