Scout.com Southeast Recruiting Notebook

The spring game tour continues throughout the Southeast, though not as many commitments took place as in the past few weeks. Still, some of the top prospects continued to set themselves a little closer to making a decision in this week's Scout.com Southeast Notebook.

  • Head coach Mark Richt had a question for top Florida linebacker Nigel Bradham on his visit to Athens for the G-Day game. Richt wanted to know if Georgia had a chance to sign the recruit or if he was a lock to stay in his home state, Bradham said. "Yeah, there's a big chance," Bradham said he told Richt. "I wouldn't be here if there wasn't." Bradham attended the annual Georgia spring game with teammate C.J. Holton who also enjoyed the experience calling the trip "one of my best."


    Xavier Avery
  • The Bulldogs were busy last week with a few new offers including Xavier Avery, a running back from Cedar Grove in Ellenwood, Ga., who also attended the Georgia spring game. "My head coach said that Georgia sent it to him in the mail and he's gonna give it to me."

  • Vanderbilt was one of the few programs to add to their class of 2008 commitment list as the Commodores added a pledge from Offensive lineman Michael Byrant, whom Vanderbilt offered last Wednesday. Bryant is the Vanderbilt staff's third commit of the 2008 recruiting year.

  • Tennessee crossed the state line to find help for the offensive line in form of Florence, Ala., guard Carson Anderson, who pledged his services to the Vols last weekend. The 6-foot-2, 275-pound prospect has been a starter at Florence since his sophomore season. He was named All-Area and All-Region as a junior and is an honors student. The Vols were the first team to offer Anderson, who has made several unofficial visits to UT's campus.


    Etienne Sabino
  • About a month ago, Etienne Sabino was like a lot of high school football players across the state of Florida. He was hoping to land his first scholarship offer. Then it happened. "About a month ago, I remember getting really excited because Duke had offered me a scholarship," Sabino said. "I was pretty happy to get one at that time."

    Then Sabino sent out his highlight tape to college coaches from all over. The result? "I now have 16 offers," he said. "A lot of them just came within the last week or so. It's been the best week of my life pretty much. I never thought it would be like this."

  • Defensive tackle Cordian Hagans of Duluth, Georgia added two new offers this week when Indiana and North Carolina came through with their offers. While Hagans was excited to pick up those offers, he already has one from his top school. "Auburn is my school," said Cordian. "They are the school I really wanted to get an offer from, but I am not ready to make a decision yet."


    Delmon Robinson
  • Wide receiver Delmon Robinson of Vicksburg, Mississippi has seen a spike in Southern Miss' interest in earning his signature. "Southern Miss sent me a letter that said I was their number one recruit in Mississippi," said Delmon. "They want me to play safety. Mississippi State has offered me as a receiver. I am in no hurry to do anything. I am going to go to some camps before I make a decision."

  • Antoine McClain, from Anniston, (Ala.), is one of the most sought after prospects in the South. The big offensive tackle continues to collect major scholarship offers, and he is eager to showcase his talent. "I have 11 offers now," said McClain.
  • "I recently received new offers from Florida, Kentucky and Minnesota. I think Miami and Hawaii are probably going to offer me next. I sent film to Duke as well. I felt good about the new scholarship offers. It's just another stepping stone. I am excited to receive an offer from any school. It feels great." McClain attended an Alabama scrimmage last weekend and the Tennessee spring game the previous weekend.

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