South Region Commitments
Posted Aug 6, 2010

High school football practice has started all across the region with many seniors who have their college decision behind them. Read more about the recruits who pulled the trigger in the past week...

First from Texas

Darrell Kelly-Thomas, three-star defensive end from Lufkin, Texas, chose the Arkansas Razorbacks over scholarship offers from Kansas State, Baylor, Houston, and New Mexico.

Family Tradition

Jonathan Rose, four-star cornerback from Leeds, Ala., announced for the Auburn Tigers last Sunday night on a Birmingham TV station. He was a hot commodity for several schools across the country including Alabama, Florida State and Tennessee. His father, Charles Rose, played for the Tigers in the mid-90s. Auburn also picked up another in-state commitment from three-star defensive end Keymiya Harrell from Plantersville-Dallas County. Harrell chose the Tigers over scholarship offers from Arkansas, Memphis, Missisippi State, Tennessee, Troy and UAB.

Speedster is a Cock

Ronnie Martin, three-star cornerback from Spartanburg, S.C., chose South Carolina over scholarship offers from Illinois, LSU, Maryland, Nebraska and Wake Forest. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound defender had 44 tackles and one interception in 2009. He added more than 900 yards on kick returns.

Experienced Receiver

Duke continued on a roll picking up a commitment from Blair Holliday from Westlake Village-Oaks Christian, Calif. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder caught 48 passes last season from Nick Montana for more than 850 yards and eight touchdowns. Holliday, who also stars on the hardcourt, chose the Blue Devils over scholarship offers from Boise State, Cal Poly, Colorado State and San Diego State.

Big Net

Tennessee Head Coach Derek Dooley is searching far-and-wide to fill the class of 2011. Gainesville, Fla. is the hometown of three-star defensive end Trevarris Saulsberry who gave his pledge to Rocky Top. He chose the Volunteers over scholarship offers from FIU, Iowa State, Michigan State, Oregon, South Florida, Syracuse and UCF. Juda Parker, defensive end from the St. Louis School in Honolulu, Hawaii, was the lastest to give his commitment. Parker's other scholarship offers included Hawaii, Baylor and Wyoming.

Sleeper Prospect

From the West Coast to the East Coast comes a commitment for East Carolina in quarterback Cody Keith who will play his senior season at Cheshire (Academy) Conn. Keith played his junior season at Pasadena-Maranatha, Calif., where he passed for more than 2,220 yards and 21 touchdowns. He added 10 touchdowns on the ground picking up more than 500 yards. He plans for early graduation and will enroll at ECU in the spring.


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