Several of the country’s top recruits are gathered in San Antonio this week for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, an annual display of some of the top high school football players in the country.
And with signing day just weeks away, several of the top uncommitted prospects participating in the event are inching closer towards a decision. SEC Country has the latest on a handful below.
Four-star safety Nigel Warrior no longer considering Auburn, Ohio State
Warrior provided SEC Country with multiple updates on his recruitment as he arrived to San Antonio on Sunday. For starters, Warrior has axed the Tigers and Buckeyes from the list of schools he’s considering. He also revealed he will be taking official visits LSU (Jan. 15), Alabama (Jan. 22) and Tennessee (Jan. 29). Interestingly enough, he touched on his relationship with Georgia and indicated it has grown considerably following the departure of Jeremy Pruitt and the arrival of Kirby Smart. Warrior had some candid comments about his relationship with Pruitt — or lack thereof. It’ll be interesting to see how Pruitt’s presence impacts Alabama’s chances with him moving forward.
Mecole Hardman, the top-rated athlete in the country, names Alabama his leader
Hardman released a list of top schools just days ago, and he followed it up with some
interesting remarks regarding his standing with Alabama. “They are one of the top programs and they stand out to me the most,” Hardman told SEC Country. “(Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy) Pruitt is now there as well. That’s definitely a boost for them. We’ll see how it goes, though.” Hardman is also considering Clemson, Michigan, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. He is slated to take an official visit to TCU on Jan. 22 and is contemplating taking another to either Tennessee or Alabama on Jan. 15.
Four-star receiver Binjimen Victor slated to take an official visit to Tennessee
Many recruiting circles believe it’s a two-team race between Florida and Ohio State for Victor, one of the top remaining uncommitted receivers in the country. But both West Virginia and Tennessee remain very much in the mix as evident by Victor’s decision to take an official visit to Knoxville, Tenn., later this month. Victor intends on announcing his commitment before National Signing Day.
Trayvon Mullen, the No. 4 cornerback in the country, names top schools
The four-star prospect from Coconut Creek, Fla., told SEC Country he is down to Louisville, TCU, LSU, Clemson and Florida State. He intends to take his remaining two official visits to Clemson and LSU later this month. Mullen maintained that Kevin Steele’s departure to Auburn will not impact his standing with the Tigers. He dispelled the rumors that he was going to commit this Saturday during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Instead, he will announce on National Signing Day.