Chauncey Rivers is a hot commodity. The four-star defensive end had been on board with South Carolina for quite some time, but an opportunity came up and it was too good to pass up.
See, Rivers is out of Stephenson High School in Georgia–a hotbed for SEC and Division I talent in general. He had been a Gamecocks commitment for quite a while, until this weekend. He had received a scholarship offer from his home state school, Georgia, on Jan. 28–and when he attended junior day this past weekend, he committed to the Bulldogs’ coaching staff.
Rivers is a national top 200 prospect in the class of 2015, and was one of South Carolina’s top commitments. His addition gives the Bulldogs five commitments now–four of which are of the four-star variety or better. The class also elevated to No. 6 in the nation with the key pickup.
LSU came out of its in-state junior day weekend–also known as the ‘Boys From The Boot’–by landing two commitments. One was in the 2015 class and one in the 2016 class. In-state 2015 defensive end Isaiah Washington is out of Edna Karr HS in New Orleans. He is a 6-foot-4, 225-pound three-star prospect who also had a Tennessee offer, among others. The 2016 pickup was 6-foot-6 wide receiver Stephen Sullivan out of Donaldsonville HS in Louisiana. He
And Mizzou had a nice ‘get’ this weekend with running back Ryan Williams, who basically was a Tigers/Arkansas Razorbacks battle. The in-stater is out of Lee’s Summit High School, the same school as QB target Drew Lock, who the Tigers hope they can lure soon, too. Williams (5-11/185) is a three-star prospect.
And lastly, 2016 defensive end Emmit Gooden out of Brownsville (Tenn.) came aboard with the Volunteers. He is 6-foot-4, 260 pounds and also has a Penn State offer–a former Vanderbilt target under James Franklin.