Atlantic Region Recruiting Notebook

LSU commit Lewis Neal

News and notes on some of the top players in the Atlantic Region.

2013 Prospects

Greg Gilmore is getting close to making his college decision. The four-star South View High (Hope Mills, N.C.) defensive lineman is down to Florida, LSU, and Oklahoma. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Gilmore has already taken his official visit to Florida. He will take an official to Oklahoma this weekend and then LSU the following weekend. While it is big for Oklahoma to get him on campus, I would be shocked if he does not end up at Florida or LSU. LSU was Gilmore's leader for a long period of time, but Florida has made up ground over the past few months. At this point, I would give a very slight edge to LSU because it will be the last school he sees before he makes his commitment on November 8.

Marquez Grayson is another top prospect from North Carolina who is also closing in on his decision. The Lexington (N.C.) High running back is down to three schools – North Carolina State, Tennessee, and Wake Forest. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound running back will make his decision in the next few weeks and could do so as early as this weekend. While he has not named a leader, I think Grayson will ultimately choose Wake Forest. He told me a few days ago that he would likely be in Winston-Salem tonight for their game against Clemson.

LSU commit Lewis Neal has scheduled his official visit to Baton Rouge. The Hunt High (Wilson, N.C.) defensive end/linebacker will head to Death Valley on November 3 when the Tigers play Alabama. Neal and his high school team are having a big season. The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder has helped lead his team to a 9-0 record and a No.5 3A state ranking. Neal has 92 tackles, 13 sacks, 11 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two pass deflections, one safety, and a blocked kick. His numbers are even more impressive considering he has rarely played in the second half most games because of his team is normally dominating by halftime.

Cardon Johnson is up to nine scholarship offers. Bowling Green is the latest to offer the Warwick High (Newport News, Va.) running back. Bowling Green joins James Madison, Old Dominion, UNC-Charlotte, and Temple as the schools that have the best chance to land 5-foot-9, 185-pound playmaker.

2014 Prospects

Caleb Henderson is one of the top junior quarterbacks in the country. Although he has over a year before he has to make his college decision, Henderson said he will likely make his choice in the middle of November. He is down to five schools, but only confirmed three – Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State. Currently, the only visit he has set is to Michigan State on November 17, but Henderson will likely try to visit Michigan and Ohio State before he pulls the trigger.

Steven Moss has been offered by Penn State. The four-star junior offensive tackle has 14 scholarship offers and will likely pick up many more in the next several weeks. He will visit South Carolina this weekend and Alabama on November 10.

Kentavius Street is a prospect whose stock is on the rise. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end out of Rose High (Greenville, N.C.) has offers from Duke, East Carolina, North Carolina State, Old Dominion, and Virginia Tech. Street is also attracting interest from Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, North Carolina, and Ohio State.

2015 Prospects

Offer No. 4 is in for Jaason Lewis. North Carolina is the latest school to offer the 6-foot-3, 220-pound wide receiver. Lewis also has offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Old Dominion. He will likely be one of the top prospects in the 2015 class.

Juval Mollette is a prospect that is really starting to generate some buzz on the recruiting trail. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Randleman (N.C.) High wide receiver already has offers from North Carolina and North Carolina State. He is a big-time athlete and a prospect to watch over the next couple of years.

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