South Region: Who's No. 1

Scout.com takes a closer look at the No. 1 ranked players from each state in the South Region. Where are they playing college football? When will others decide? Who are the favorites to land their signature? All that and more here....

Alabama

Marvin Shinn, Scout.com four-star receiver from Vigor High School in Prichard, is 6-foot-4, 195-pounds and has established himself as one of the top receivers in the country. He had an outstanding performance in Vigor's spring game against Theodore scoring four touchdowns. He continues to receive interest from programs like Florida State and LSU, but he remains solid with his commitment to the Tide.
No. 2: Erique Florence (uncommitted)
No. 3: Brent Calloway (Alabama commitment)

Alabama state rankings

Arkansas

Brey Cook, five-star offensive tackle from Har-Ber High School in Springdale, committed to the Razorbacks in early July. "When it came down to it I just had to stay home," Cook told Scout.com's HawgsIllustrated. "There was no way I could leave. Growing up a Razorback fan and the proximity to home is awesome. Family is a big deal to me, and I want them to be able to see my games." The Hogs beat out the likes of USC, Alabama, Miami, Notre Dame, Florida and Auburn for the 6-foot-7, 310-pound commitment.
No. 2: Kiehl Frazier (Auburn commitment)
No. 3: Mitch Smothers (Arkansas commitment)

Arkansas state rankings

Florida

Tim Jernigan, five-star defensive tackle from Columbia High School in Lake City, Fla., named his top five schools in July at the National Select 7-on-7 Tournament in Hoover. His favorites included Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU and Michigan in no particular order.

"The main thing about all those schools is I grew up watching them," said Jernigan. "I did grow up a Florida fan, but I like all of those schools. I am going to make my decision based on where I feel most comfortable. If I feel comfortable with one school I will pull the trigger, but don't see that happening anytime soon."
No. 2: James Wilder (uncommitted)
No. 3: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix (Alabama commitment)

Florida state rankings

Georgia

Isaiah Crowell, five-star running back from Carver High School in Columbus, Ga. has Alabama and Georgia as his top two schools. A decision is not expected anytime soon. He finished his junior season with more than 1,900 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns. "I have great power and speed," Crowell said. "I can explode off the ball and have great vision. I can do a lot of the little things too. I think I'm a very balanced back. I want to get faster and stronger."
No. 2: Jay Rome (uncommitted)
No. 3: Ray Drew (uncommitted)

Georgia state rankings

Louisiana

La'el Collins, five-star offensive tackle from Redemptorist High School in Baton Rouge, committed to the LSU Tigers almost a year ago. Schools remain in hot pursuit, and he plans to take other visits. Florida State, USC and Houston are three schools expected to receive official visits. The Tigers are planning to keep this one home for his college career.
No. 2: Anthony Johnson (LSU commitment)
No. 3: Jermauria Rasco (uncommitted)

Louisiana state rankings

Mississippi

Nickolas Brassell, four-star wide receiver from South Panola High School in Batesville, continues to hold the top spot in the Magnolia State. The National 100 prospect had more than 1,200 yards receiving and helped lead his team to the Class 6A state title in 2009. He could play on either side of the ball at the next level and has yet to make his college decision. Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State are strong contenders for his signature.
No. 2: Darion Arrington (Mississippi State commitment)
No. 3: Tobias Singleton (uncommitted)

Mississippi state rankings

North Carolina

Stephon Anthony, five-star outside linebacker from Anson High School in Wadesboro, has scholarship offers from across the country. He has a top six consisting of Clemson, Florida, Virginia Tech, Georgia, North Carolina and North Carolina State. He plans to announce a decision at the Under Armour All-America game in January.
No. 2: Christian LeMay (Georgia commitment)
No. 3: Jeoffrey Pagan (Florida commitment)

North Carolina state rankings

South Carolina

Jadeveon Clowney, five-star defensive end from South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, is also rated the No. 1 overall player in the country. He is definitely the top player in his home-state and the best recruit in the Southeast. Clowney has a top two which consists of Alabama and South Carolina. He had 144 tackles in 2009, 43 tackles for loss, 23 sacks, three forced fumbles, 29 quarterback hurries and four pass break-ups.
No. 2: Charone Peake (Clemson commitment)
No. 3 Brandon Shell (uncommitted)

South Carolina state rankings

Tennessee

Antonio Richardson, four-star offensive tackle from Ensworth High School in Nashville, holds the top spot in the Volunteer State. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound prospect is a standout on both sides of the ball, but he expects to stay on the offensive side of the ball at the next level. He has not trimmed his list of favorites. The home-state school is considered a top choice along with a couple of other SEC schools.
No. 2: Jabriel Washington (Alabama commitment)
No. 3: Kyler Kerbyson (Tennessee commitment)

Tennessee state rankings

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