The aim of SEC Country’s SEC Recruiting Rewind is to bring you pertinent recruiting news across the conference. We’ll get you caught up to speed with the latest on commitments and de-commitments and everything in between.
Today’s need-to-know stories
1. Auburn, Ohio State in the fold for UGA commit
Malek Young has been committed to UGA since April, but the 3-star cornerback from Coconut Creek High School (Fla.) will continue to survey his options.
“I’m committed to Georgia, but I just want to visit other schools to see if I’m making the right choice,” Young told SEC Country in a recent interview. “I want to see what other schools have to offer.”
On that short list appears to be Ohio State and Auburn. Young is scheduled to take an official visit to Auburn on Nov. 28. and just recently took one to Ohio State this past Saturday with teammate and Buckeyes target Binjimen Victor.
Young maintained that he is still very much committed to the Bulldogs, but this is certainly something to keep an eye on moving forward.
2. Nation’s No. 1 QB set to take an official visit to Ole Miss this weekend
Shea Patterson, the nation’s No. 1 quarterback and an Ole Miss commit, will be on the Rebels’ campus this weekend for the team’s game against Texas A&M.
Patterson, the 5-star prospect from IMG Academy, announced his plans on his Twitter account.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder has been committed since February and has never wavered on his commitment since. He has been one of Ole Miss’ biggest recruiters and is working hard at luring in IMG teammates Drake Davis (4-star wide receiver) and Isaac Nauta (5-star tight end) to the Rebels.
3. Former Mississippi State football signee headed to SEC West rival
One of Mississippi State’s former football signees is headed to another SEC school.
T.D. Moton, a 3-star defensive tackle who signed with Mississippi State in February but did not qualify, tweeted out on Tuesday that he has committed to SEC West rival Texas A&M.
Moton has had a whirlwind recruiting process. He originally committed to Alabama and made a last-minute switch to sign with Mississippi State last February. However, Moton was never cleared academically to play for Mississippi State.
The 6-foot-2, 310-pound Moton is from Shreveport, La., and was rated as the state’s No. 22 overall prospect for 2015. He is Texas A&M’s commit No. 17 for this year’s class.
4. Florida WR has a top 6, discusses official visit plans
Binjimen Victor, one of the top-rated receivers in the 2016 class, has narrowed down his top schools to Louisville, Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio State and West Virginia, he confirmed to SEC Country.
The 4-star from Coconut Creek High School (Fla.) is also closing in on scheduling his final three official visits. According to Victor, both Florida and Tennessee will receive one. His fifth and final visit will be to either Louisville or Auburn.
Victor, the No. 7 receiver in the country, went in-depth on his relationship with the three aforementioned SEC programs above. You can read it all here.
5. UGA offers three prospects from Alabama
The Bulldogs offered 2017 dual-threat quarterback Malik Cunningham, 2018 offensive lineman Tank Jenkins and 2018 defensive end Alfred Thomas. Cunningham and Jenkins both attend Park Crossing High School in Montgomery, Ala. Thomas also lives in Montgomery, but he attends Sidney Lanier High School.
The offer to Cunningham is the most intriguing out of the group. DawgNation told you a couple of weeks ago that UGA is planning on signing two quarterbacks in the class of 2017.
We also said that it’s likely UGA would look at bringing in a dual-threat quarterback because 2016 quarterback commit Jacob Eason and 2017 quarterback commit Bailey Hockman are both pro-style prospects.
6. Soundbites and storylines from around the SEC
Florida’s walk-on kicker is done for the season … Nick Saban comments on the tragic death of Altee Tenpenny … Vanderbilt safety Andrew Williamson returns after injury … Former Alabama RB arrested following gun-related incident