Southeast Recruiting Notes

Toby Jackson

The start to summer camps means new offers and the beginning of a busy commitment season. Here are news and notes from the past week in the Southeast region.

Georgia kept up its solid start to the recruiting year with commitment numbers eleven and twelve with cornerback Makiri Pugh from Independence High in Charlotte and defensive end Toby Jackson from Griffin, Georgia.

"Me and my dad looked at the campus and sat down to talk with the coaches," Jackson said. "My dad felt really good about it and I really felt like this was they best choice for me. I was expecting to wait until the middle of the season to commit, but I decided to do it."

Pugh announced his commitment after a long stretch of visits in May and held a press conference with VTO Sports to pick the Dawgs over Virginia, Georgia Tech, and Clemson.

"I don't think there is a place better for me than Georgia," he said of his decision. "Georgia always plays lots of corners. Their second guy gets into the game no matter what. They played six corners last year, and I don't think you can beat that."

Scott Betros
Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles standout Scott Betros is one of the top linebacker prospects in North Florida this year and he ended the recruiting process last week by pledging to Wake Forest. Betros is a friend and former teammate to current Wake quarterback Riley Skinner. Betros helped lead Bolles to the Class 2A state title last season.

"I was sitting in the living room with my family talking about everything and the offers and what I was waiting on," Betros said. "We came to the conclusion that I wasn't waiting on anything because nothing could be better than what we've got at Wake Forest. I called up Coach Elrod and committed. I was really excited about it."

Crestview High's Matt Sanders is one of the top offensive line prospects in the entire state of Florida this year and the athletic big man committed to Clemson a few days ago. Sanders seemed to be on the verge of landing a lot more offers.

"I really enjoyed my time with the coaches. I loved the campus. Clemson has got the whole package. They have everything I have been looking for," Sanders told after making his decision."

Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd Anderson standout safety Kevin Claxton committed to Wisconsin recently. Claxton landed an early offer from Ole Miss and he became the second safety at his school to commit to a Division 1 program. Teammate Joe Wylie picked Miami last month.

Tennessee tight end, Jamal Mosley, and Elite combine performer, Horatio Williams, both left the Ole Miss Camp with the Rebels on their mind.

"I went ahead and committed to Ole Miss," said Mosley. "I just felt the loyalty. When I was in 10th grade, I told them my grades were not that good and they kept texting me telling me to pull them up, and that I had a spot waiting on me no

Horatio Williams
matter what. Now that I have my grades straight, I just decided that I wanted to go with the school that had the most faith in me. Plus, me and Coach Freeze are like blood. That's my boy. I can not wait to get down there and help turn it around."

"They offered me after the camp," commented Williams. "I ran a 4.32 forty and a 31.5 inch vertical. But what did it was the one on ones. I beat everybody they put me against. They told me at the end of the camp they had to have me, and I told them I wanted to commit.

"They have been showing me the most interest out of everybody, and it just feels like home. I got tired of seeing all of our boys go to other schools, so I was like, I am about to start a new trend and come to Ole Miss." Recommended Stories

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