Address: 9310 Scott Road
City: Roswell, GA
|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|David Yankey||No Rating||6'5"/275||Centennial High School||Offensive tackle||Stanford|
|Euclid Cummings||B||6'3"/230||Centennial High School||Defensive end||Georgia Tech|
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.
New Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin plans to be in Georgia on Thursday to meet with two of the state's top prospects, according to Centennial coach Jeff Measor. Kifffin is scheduled to talk with Centennial defensive end Euclid Cummings, who is one of the state's top uncommitted players and hearing from Georgia Tech and Florida. Kiffin will also greet Milton fullback Toney Williams, who is committed to Tennessee but was looking around at other schools after the departure of Phil Fulmer. A chief purpose of the visit is to reassure both players that the Volunteers' program is stable under new leadership. "He's going to see Toney to reassure him, then come get to know Euclid," Measor said. "It's a chance for Euclid to get out of class for a sec, meet [Kiffin] for a few minutes, match a face to the name and whatnot. They'll tell him they like him a lot, are still interested in him a lot, etc." Kiffin, a former coach of the Oakland Raiders and assistant at Southern California, is making rounds during the open contact period with high school players, which began this week. Measor said the Vols' 21st head coach is coming with assistant coach Latrell Scott, Tennessee's primary recruiter in Georgia.
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson and assistant Brian Bohannon were scheduled to visit quarterback Jordan Luallen of Center Grove High in Greenwood, Ind. on Sunday. But the visit was delayed several days. "They were supposed to be here on Sunday, but they wound up rescheduling," said Luallen, a Tech commit who led Center Grove to the Class 5A state championship on Saturday. "They wanted to give us some time to celebrate our big victory." Tech coaches will travel to Valdosta on Tuesday to meet with offensive lineman Antonio Foster, who committed to the Jackets last month. Courtney Dalcourt of Franklin-Simpson (Kent.) High, who is high on Tech's quarterback wish list, will receive an in-home visit on Wednesday or Thursday. Euclid Cummings, a defensive end for Centennial, confirmed that Tech coaches are scheduled to meet with him on Thursday. Tech commit Orwin Smith of Central High in Phenix City, Ala. said Jackets coaches will visit him on Thursday. Quarterback David Sims of Calhoun County (S.C), who committed to the Jackets nearly two weeks ago, will receive a visit from Tech on Friday. Jacket coaches will conduct in-home visits with Tech commits Jeremy Moore of Johnson High in Austin, Tex. and Luella's Roderick Sweeting on Tuesday Dec. 9.