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City: Troy, AL

Conference: Sun Belt



Mary Persons OL Hamlin will commit to Florida on Tuesday, if offered

11 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2008

Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen is scheduled to visit Mary Persons High School on Tuesday to speak with offensive tackle Jadareius Hamlin. "If Florida offers, I would take it in heartbeat," the member of the AJC's The Georgia 150 said. The 6-foot-3, 248-pound Hamlin has official visits scheduled for Troy State on Dec. 12, Alabama-Birmingham on Jan. 9 and a tentative date for Middle Tennessee State on Jan. 16. "I'm going to wait and take all my visits before committing, unless Florida offers," he said. Both UGA and Georgia Tech have requested film of Hamilin, but yet to offer. Hamlin plays defensive end and offensive tackle for Mary Persons. He said he is primarily being recruited as an offensive lineman.

Brunswick’s Slay fighting for grades

3:40 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2008

Brunswick’s Darius Slay is a certified major-college prospect. It is just a matter of when and where. Through three games, the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder senior has four interceptions and returned one of those 45 yards for a touchdown. He also has a 17-yard touchdown catch. The only other catch is academics. He is working to improve his 2.4 grade-point average and is awaiting the results from his first try at the SAT. “I get a lot of calls from college coaches, and they want to see me improve my GPA,” said Slay, who leads a Brunswick team that could have three other players sign with Division I teams. “Some see me on offense and others on defense. It doesn’t really matter to me, but I like defense better.” Clemson, South Carolina and Troy, among others, are keeping close tabs on Slay, fully aware of another number he has passed — a 40-yard dash of 4.38 seconds. “Him being a qualifier is going to go down to the wire,” Brunswick coach Victor Floyd said. “[College] coaches tell me if he does make it, he’ll go almost anywhere he wants.”

Florida State requests film of Cairo defensive tackle

3:35 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2008

Florida State has requested film on Cairo defensive tackle Montavious Williams, who committed to Troy. “FSU didn’t really say anything other than they wanted some senior film on Montavious,” Cairo coach Tom Fallaw said. “FSU hasn’t offered, they just want to take a close look.” The 6-foot-2, 260-pound Williams is known for his hustle and “giving 100-percent” every play, according to Fallaw

Stansberry is Bremen’s first big-time prospect in more than 30 years

4:42 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bremen offensive lineman Jay Stansberry, who has committed to Troy, will be the school’s first player to sign a major-college scholarship in more than 30 years. “We’ve had some other players sign at different levels, but Jay will be our first Division I player since probably 1975,” Bremen coach Ricky Tolleson said. “We’re really proud of Jay. He has been in our program for a long time. He really works hard and is an excellent student. We’re very proud of him.” The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Stansberry said the Troy was his only offer, but he was also hearing from Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Iowa and Indiana

Offer count no concern for Tech recruit Crenshaw

10:52 p.m. Monday, August 25, 2008

Jefferson County defensive end Chris Crenshaw, who committed to Georgia Tech in June, continues to hold just two scholarship offers. But while other recruits have seen their offer count climb well into double-digit figures, Crenshaw said his total number of offers is of little concern to him. “The only other school that offered me was Troy,” said Crenshaw, a member of the AJC’s GEORGIA TOP 150 AJC’s Georgia Top 150. “Yeah, I’m a little bit surprised [over the lack of offers], but I really don’t think about it. “And even if I got other offers, I’d stay with Tech.” Crenshaw remains in touch with his recruiting coach, Tech assistant Giff Smith, on a regular basis. He attended a practice at Tech earlier this summer. “I noticed how it was really different at that level compared to high school,” Crenshaw said. “I talked to mostly the defensive linemen and asked them what it’s like at that level and about how fast it is.”

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