South Recruiting Notebook

Juval Mollette

Could one of the top wide receivers in the southeast be closing in on a decision? Two schools stand out and we talk about that and more inside...

Juval Mollette is a top 15 prospects in North Carolina. The Tar Heel State is loaded this cycle and the 6-foot-4, 186 pound star out of Randleman has started to narrow his list.

Clemson, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, and Tennessee are Mollette's top five, but Clemson and UNC are his top two.

All signs point to the Tar Heels being in the driver's seat to land this talented wideout. He has visited Chapel Hill numerous times, it is just over an over from home, and he has developed strong relationships with multiple coaches on the UNC staff.

Mollette plans to enroll at the school of his choice early and he still talks about a possible decision after official visits, but do not be surprised if he commits in the near future.

Top Tight End Trimming List

Oregon offered Sunday. North Carolina and South Carolina offered last week and Jackson Harris has over 30 scholarship offers.

The 6-5, 240 pound junior out of Columbia (Tenn.) Central is still picking up offers on a regular basis, but he has started to cut his list down.

He has started to tell schools that he is not interested. Harris hasn't released a list of schools he is still considering yet, but he is slowly getting it down to a manageable number.

The four-star has made plenty of visits. Alabama had him on campus March 1 and he has spent time at Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Northwestern, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and others as well.

Harris is an early enrollee and he wants to make a decision as early as possible. He is looking for an offense that uses the tight end. He has great size and he is an outstanding blocker, but he wants to be used in the passing game as well.

Gamecocks Offer First

The time was coming and it happened Tuesday for Connor Redmond.

The three-star tight end out of Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer was offered a scholarship by South Carolina. He also hit a homerun in baseball, so it was a good day for the 6-4, 224 pound junior.

Redmond is a big target with soft hands at tight end. He is on the radar of numerous ACC and SEC schools and Scout expects his recruitment to really pick up.

UNC Gets Their Guy

North Carolina pursued quarterback Anthony Ratliff and it got him on Tuesday.

The dual-threat signal caller out of Matthews (N.C.) Butler amassed over 3,800 yards of total offense and 50 touchdowns as a junior. He can hurt defenses with his arm and his legs.

Larry Fedora made it clear to Ratliff that he was wanted in Chapel Hill. The top 10 quarterback in the south also had offers from Clemson, North Carolina State and others.

Expect McBryde to Stay Home

Nebraska offered Monday and Ole Miss and USC offered last week.

Oh yeah, Alabama offered last week as well and that in-state offer was big for Richard McBryde. The Tide offered over the phone during a conversation with Nick Saban and Kirby Smart.

That offer slowed down his recruitment.

Auburn offered the Troy (Ala.) Charles Henderson linebacker late in February and the Tigers took the lead then and it still leads now.

McBryde is still taking visits and talking to schools outside of Alabama, but odds are high that he stays in his home state to attend college.

It will likely come down to Alabama and Auburn. McBryde was close to committing to the Tigers before the 'Bama offer, so keep an eye on this one.

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