It’s crunch time in the final days before national signing day next Wednesday.
There are some big targets remaining for Georgia who will announce their decisions in the days to come. Actually, one isn’t planning on making his choice known until a few days after signing day.
Here’s the latest update for some of the nation’s top uncommitted prospects:
–Thomas County Central defensive end Ray Drew has a 10 a.m. Friday announcement. He told me last night that he made his decision “about mid-way of last week,” and has informed the school that he picked and the other schools that recruited him about his decision.
Drew will make his announcement before football upperclassmen, some of his classmates, family and friends.
His final list: Georgia, LSU, Auburn, Clemson and Miami.
Georgia coach Mark Richt visited the school on Jan. 19.
Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo is at the school every week as the recruiting calendar permits.
“It’s been a long process,” Thomas County Central coach Bill Shaver said. “He’s taken all his visits and he’s weighed all his options. I think he knows who he’s going to sign with right now.”
Bobo is expected at the school tomorrow. Shaver said he might have breakfast with Drew.
“Maybe he’s trying to make that push before that 10 o’clock decision,” Shaver said.
–Carver running back Isaiah Crowell from Columbus is set for a signing day announcement at about 1:35 p.m. on ESPNU.
Crowell canceled an official visit to Auburn and is now down to Georgia and Alabama, according to coach Dell McGee.
As far as I know, Crowell hasn’t granted any media interviews since he took an official visit to Georgia last weekend.
–Nose guard John Jenkins from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is taking an official visit to Florida this weekend. The 6-4, 350-pound Jenkins played high school ball in Meriden, Conn.
“I’m pretty much at the point where I’ve got my last visit coming up,” Jenkins said. “After my last visit, that’s when I’m going to do my most critical thinking, thinking about all the good and the bad about every school I went to.”
Jenkins is still considering Georgia, Oklahoma State, Florida and Miami, although the Florida schools sounded like they had ground to make up. He was an Oklahoma State commitment but is no longer.
He visited Georgia last weekend. Jenkins said “there is no leader,” but most see the Bulldogs as the favorite. He’s announcing his choice a week from Saturday at his high school.
Jenkins said he was expecting Georgia defensive line coach Rodney Garner to visit him in Mississippi today.
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