City: Columbia, SC
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|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Alshon Jeffery||No Rating||6'3"/215||Calhoun County High School (SC)||Wide receiver||South Carolina|
|Chaun Gresham||A||6'3"/205||Apalachee High School||Linebacker||South Carolina|
|Connor Shaw||No Rating||6'2"/195||Flowery Branch High School||Quarterback||South Carolina|
|Damario Jeffrey||No Rating||6'3"/215||Columbia High School (SC)||Defensive back||South Carolina|
|DeAngelo Smith||A-||6'3"/185||Camden County High School||Wide receiver||South Carolina|
|DeMario Bennett||A-||6'3"/180||Coffee High School||Wide receiver||South Carolina|
|DeVonte Holloman||No Rating||6'2"/215||South Pointe High School (SC)||Defensive back||South Carolina|
|Jarvis Giles||No Rating||5'11"/175||Gaither High School (FL)||Running back||South Carolina|
|Kevin Burke||B-||6'4"/200||Stockbridge High School||Wide receiver||Central Florida, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia Southern and South Carolina|
|Lamar Scruggs||No Rating||6'3"/205||Fletcher High School (FL)||Wide receiver||South Carolina|
|Marcus Lattimore||No Rating||6'0"/214||James Byrnes High School (SC)||Running back||South Carolina|
|Pernell Williams||No Rating||6'2"/175||Coffee High School||Defensive back||Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina and South Florida|
|Sharrod Golightly||No Rating||5'11"/180||Southwest DeKalb High School||Safety||South Carolina|
|Stephon Gilmore||No Rating||6'1"/180||South Pointe High School (SC)||Athlete||South Carolina|
It will take a few years to assess the damage Lane Kiffin caused the Tennessee football program with this selfish antics. But the initial blast to recruiting seems to be over and certainly wasn’t as devastating as it could have been. But thanks to the quick hiring of new coach Derek Dooley, UT has managed to talk some high-profile prospects off the ledge and gotten them to stick . . . for now at least. Several major prospects have elected to stay on, including North Gwinnett offensive tackle JaWuan James. James left Knoxville last Thursday to return home to Suwanee to counsel with his family and gather his bearings. According to his high school coach, Bob Sphire, James returned to UT over the weekend and he began classes Monday (James has not answered multiple messages since last Wednesday)
Marcus Lattimore of Duncan, S.C., has 20 offers and is a candidate to be the nation's No. 1 tailback for 2010. At one time or another, Lattimore has said either Clemson, South Carolina or Georgia have been his leader. However, Lattimore told The State (S.C.) Newspaper that while he is still considering those three schools, he's going to consider all colleges. "I'm going to open all my options back up as I continue to get more offers," Lattimore told The State. "I just want everyone to know they have a fair shot at me. I just don't want to be one college. In the summer I'm probably going to have a top five and then make my decision at the Army All American Game."
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.
Centennial's Euclid Cummings was a popular player with college coaches today. He received visits from Georgia offensive line coach Stacy Searels, Georgia Tech receivers coach Buzz Preston and Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin. The new Volunteers coach made a favorable impression on the 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end. "I like [Kiffin]," Cummings said. "He seemed to be an honest person. He kept it real with me." In recent weeks, Cummings has said he's considering scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. So is Cummings now interested in Georgia? "I would be if they offer me," he said.