It was a busy weekend for SEC recruiting, as LSU landed a top 100 player, Vandy got its quarterback and Auburn and Florida bolstered their classes, too.
The biggest addition by far was LSU’s, as in-state running back Derrius Guice–the No. 97 overall prospect in the nation and No. 3 in Louisiana–came aboard as expected. Guice is a 5-foot-11, 220-pound back out of Baton Rouge. He joins running back Nick Brossette and fullback David Ducre as backfield recruits for the Tigers. LSU now has 12 commitments and is ranked No. 4 in the nation overall.
Guice had been suspended from Catholic High School’s spring practice for unspecified reasons, but was reinstated over the weekend. That coincided with his commitment to the hometown Tigers.
“We’re very excited about the fact that Derrius is committed to LSU,” Guice’s high school coach, Dale Weiner, told the Baton Rouge Advocate. “There’s a challenge that goes along with that, and that’s for Derrius to finish strong. He understands that.”
In other SEC recruiting news:
- Vanderbilt got its 2015 quarterback when 6-foot-4, 215-pound Kyle Shurmur came aboard. He was a huge target out of Pennsylvania and it actually came as no big surprise that he came aboard. He had been a primary target for weeks. He is only the third commitment this year for the Commodores, and he is a three-star prospect and rated the No. 16 pro-style QB in the country.
- Florida added a QB/CB to its class, and he’s out of Louisiana. Derrick Dillon is a four-star prospect and rated the No. 147 player in the nation. He came aboard Friday in a move that was a bit of a surprise Texas A&M had offered and LSU was looking at him strongly.
- And Auburn added one of the nation’s top fullbacks in Chandler Cox. Cox is a 6-foot-1, 225-pound athlete out of Apopka (Fla.) and at one point seemed to be a near lock for the Gators, who are pursuing his five-star prep teammate Martez Ivey. Cox even told Saturday Down South last week that he wouldn’t be attended Auburn’s Big Cat Weekend because his spring game was this weekend–but he still came aboard with the Tigers.