COUNTDOWN TO SIGNING DAY, FSN South's live, weekly, one-hour football recruiting update, continues on Wednesday, 10/26 at 6:30 p.m. Alongside analysts Jamie Newberg and Scott Kennedy of Scout.com, Cory Kessler hosts the one-hour show - the network's longest running series. CTSD's second half hour (10/26) does not air in TN and KY, nor in the northern one-fourth each of AL and MS.
Wednesday, 10/26 at 6:30 p.m. ET; re-airs Friday 10/28 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday's show welcomes as an in-studio guest, linebacker/running back Marcus Ball (6-0, 205), from Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga. (suburban Atlanta). Although he plays in the Jaguars' offensive backfield, the other side of the ball is where he is likely ticketed to spend his college career, at Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia or LSU. Last season, Ball posted 122 total tackles (14 for loss, including seven sacks) and forced one fumble. Rated one of the nation's top linebackers, Marcus is the brother of Georgia Tech starting quarterback Reggie Ball and Central Michigan starting cornerback Raeshon Ball.
Another versatile player spotlighted on CTSD is Brandon Wood (6-1, 255), who, as a junior at Haralson County HS in Tallapoosa, Ga., totaled 1,153 yards and 14 touchdowns as a running back, while racking up 104 tackles and 14 sacks as a defensive end. With a verbal commitment to Georgia, Wood is looking to stay at defensive end or move to linebacker.
He's being recruited as a wide receiver by Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Miami and West Virginia, but as a quarterback last season, Hillsborough HS (Tampa, Fla.) second-team all-stater Jarred Fayson (6-0, 195) passed for 900 yards and 11 touchdowns, with only three interceptions, and he rushed for 800 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Shaun Draughn (6-0, 193) is projected to play either safety or running back at the next level, after having played four positions (QB, RB, LB, DB) at Tarboro (N.C.) HS. Draughn rushed for 952 yards and 18 touchdowns and has been clocked at 4.52 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He was also tabbed Eastern Plains Offensive Player of the Year, Daily Southern Player of the Year, and Red Zone Player of the Week. He has verbally committed to North Carolina.
CTSD originates from FSN South's Atlanta studio and airs to 11 million homes throughout AL, GA,
KY, MS, NC, SC and TN, on the nation's largest regional sports television network. Also, exclusively throughout the state of Florida, CTSD airs live on Sun Sports, and in AR and LA, the show airs on