Published May 22, 2012 - 4:05am
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Alabama picked up a commitment from the top DE in the country. Jonathan Allen, 6-4, 245lb, is from Ashburn, Virginia, and he brings Alabama’s commitments to 14 on the 2013 recruiting cycle. Allen chose Alabama over Florida, among others. Allen is considered the No. 1 weakside DE on the country. “I felt like at the end of the day, Alabama is the best fit for me. I felt that in three years, I’d be more developed if I went there than anywhere else,” Allen said. The rich get richer. [AL.com]
Arkansas didn’t have to travel far for their next three commitments. The trio of Austin Allen, Brooks Ellis and Alex Brignoni, who are all from Fayetteville, commit to play for the Hogs. All three are rated three stars by multiple recruiting agencies. The Hogs now have five commitments for the class of ’13, and all have come after the Bobby Petrino firing. [Arkansas Sports 360]
Auburn had their QB of the future commit over the weekend. Jeremy Johnson, from Alabama, is a 6-5, 215lb QB who will be the future for the Tigers. He should be perfect for OC Scot Loeffler’s offense. He’s a dual-sport guy in high school, and you can see how his basketball game has helped him on the gridiron. [AL.com]
Georgia’s Tony Gilbert leaving Georgia for the Auburn. Gilbert is a former UGA linebacker turned coach, and he will be taking the graduate assistant position at Auburn. Gilbert is set to reunite with former UGA defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. Gilbert was serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coordinator and was earning $35,000 at UGA. [DogBytes]
Vanderbilt is very strong on the recruiting trail this year. “Vanderbilt Coach James Franklin knows the way to compete with the SEC’s big boys on the football field is by first competing with them in the high school hallways.” The Dores currently have nine commitments from the ’13 recruiting class, with the best prospect being LB Nigel Bowden. [Tennessean]