City: Oxford, OH
|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Ishmail White||B||6'1"/210||Etowah High School||Linebacker||Miami-Ohio|
|Jerry King||B+||5'11/230||Dunwoody High School||Linebacker||Alabama-Birmingham, Maryland, Miami-Ohio, Tulane and Vanderbilt|
|Jordan Padgett||B-||6'2"/195||Etowah High School||Safety||Air Force, Indiana, Miami-Ohio, Navy and Western Michigan|
|Luke Swift||B+||5'10"/168||Center Grove High School (IN)||Running back||Miami-Ohio|
It has become increasingly rare to see place-kickers land full-scholarship offers right out high school. Marist’s Justin Moore ended up with two — and he accepted the one he got from Georgia Tech this weekend. “Yeah, I’m a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket,” said Moore, who had been committed to Miami of Ohio since mid-June. “It all happened pretty fast.”
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.
Etowah linebacker Ishmael White is sticking with Miami-Ohio, despite last week's resignation of the school's head football coach Shane Montgomery. "The athletic director [Brad Bates] called him to confirm his scholarship, so I'm sure that was reassuring for Ishmael," Etowah coach Bill Stewart said. White committed to the Redhawks before Montgomery resigned on Nov. 29. "He went up there on an official visit and just liked the town and the setup," Stewart said. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound White chose Miami-Ohio over Southern Miss and UAB. White finished the 2008 season with more than 100 tackles, 12 sacks and one interception. He started the season for the Eagles at safety but moved to linebacker.
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