Robert Nkemdiche, DE (Loganville, Georgia)
Considering: Ole Miss, LSU, Florida, Georgia, Clemson, Alabama
Widely considered the top prospect in the country, Nkemdiche is a jumbo athlete from the state of Georgia. He can be thought of as the same caliber player as Jadeveon Clowney entering college two years ago. Nkemdiche isn't the tall, rangy, Lawrence Taylor-like edge rusher like Clowney is, but rather an uber-athletic, wide-bodied specimen that can potentially play LB, DE, or DT in college. His brother plays for Ole Miss, which is why many believe that the Rebels are the favorites to land his services after his mother made him decommit from Clemson in the fall.
Prediction: Ole Miss
RESULT: OLE MISS
Carl Lawson, DE (Alpharetta, Georgia)
Considering: Auburn, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Tennessee
Lawson's recruiting saga is one of the more interesting stories of the year. First, Lawson did not really consider either in-state school, and then made an early commitment to Auburn. Lawson is still actually committed to Auburn, but is also set to make an announcement on Signing Day...make with that what you want. Lawson has wavered on his commitment since the change in coaching staff at Auburn. His primary recruiter, Defensive Line coach Mike Pelton, was let go and signed to the same position by Georgia Tech. Suddenly, it seems like Georgia Tech is number two on his list. Lawson, whose father won a National Championship at Georgia Tech in 1990, is visiting Auburn one last time before making his final call on Wednesday. If Auburn is not the choice, I expect Georgia Tech to swoop in late and get the nod.
Reuben Foster, LB (Auburn, Alabama)
Considering: Auburn, Georgia, Alabama, LSU, San Diego State
Foster was once committed to Alabama, only to decommit and pledge to play at Auburn...only to decommit again. He lives in Auburn territory, which is probably what gives the Tigers the slight edge heading into the final week. The Tigers biggest competition comes from the Georgia Bulldogs and the darkhorse Crimson Tide, but his next visit will be to San Diego State. Perhaps he just wants a free trip to a beautiful city, but any time a prospect visits a school, that school has a chance.
Montravius Adams, DT (Vienna, Georgia)
Considering: Georgia, Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss
Montravius Adams is another southern specimen playing in the trenches; players like him are one of the main reasons why the SEC has been the elite conference in recent years, and he will possibly add to that trend. Adams was considered a Georgia-lean originally, but is now one of the most difficult prospects to predict. He may be favoring Clemson at this point, but his final visit will be to Auburn. If he decides to stay in the SEC, I think that he will choose between the hometown Bulldogs and the Tigers of Auburn. However, Nick Saban is perhaps the best coach on Signing Day and Florida is an attractive place to go with the departures of Sharrif Floyd and Omar Hunter.
Laremy Tunsil, OT (Lake City, Florida)
Considering: Georgia, Alabama, Ole Miss
Laremy Tunsil is a super-athletic O-line bookend that has feet similar to Florida OT D.J. Humphries. Unfortunately for the hometown Florida schools, Tunsil will be taking his talents out of state. Tunsil has long been considered a Georgia lean, but a late push by Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss have the Bulldogs in a position they did not expect. Tunsil's high school coach seems to favor Georgia; but how much influence does he have? Ole Miss is an up-and-coming school that has the possibility to close out with a legendary recruiting class. However, Georgia always has a solid quarterback and could provide Tunsil a more secure offensive system.
Prediction: Ole Miss
RESULT: OLE MISS
Eddie Vanderdoes, DT (Placer, CA)
Considering: Notre Dame, Alabama, USC, UCLA, Washington
Eddie Vanderdoes will be one of the more interesting recruits to follow because the huge Defensive Tackle has not been considered a strong lean any which way. UCLA and USC will be battling him in-state, while the Signing Day magician, Nick Saban, has the Tide in a good position to land the California prospect. There are rumors that USC is the frontrunner, and rumors that USC has been eliminated. Either way, we have heard that USC is still in the mix and a possible landing spot.
Result: Notre Dame
Matthew Thomas, LB (Miami, Florida)
Considering: Miami, Florida State, USC, Alabama, Georgia
Thomas reigns from a football hotbed at Booker T. Washington high school in Miami. A good showing at the Under Armour All-American game has Thomas as one of the most prized recruits in the nation. In-state ACC schools Miami and Florida State are the most likely landing spots, but beware of the Crimson Tide as the dark horse candidate. Thomas' last visit is to Georgia, who could really use his services after the departures of Alec Ogletree and Jarvis Jones.
Prediction: Florida State
RESULT: FLORIDA STATE
Mackensie Alexander, DB (Immokalee, Florida)
Considering: Mississippi State, Auburn, Clemson, Ole Miss, Rutgers, Texas A&M, West Virginia, South Florida
Mackensie Alexander has handled his recruitment in a way that many people cannot understand. He may not even decide to sign on Signing Day, taking the Terrelle Pryor route and waiting until a later date. Alexander may be lured in by a late push by South Florida, or a final visit to Auburn. Either way, Alexander is one of the more difficult prospects to predict. His skills, however, are not difficult to project to the next level. He is a dynamic playmaker that will make a difference where ever he ends up.
Yannick Ngakoue, LB (Washington D.C.)
Considering: Maryland, South Carolina, Florida State
The top prospect from the nation's capital, Yannick Ngakoue, is still deciding where he play football. The most likely landing spots for Ngakoue are Maryland and South Carolina. Ngakoue is a dynamic pass-rusher that would fit in well with Spurrier's current defensive talent. However, we believe that Randy Edsall will continue his recent trend of successfully keeping some of the top in-state prospects at home.
Alvin Kamara, RB (Norcross, Georgia)
Considering: Georgia, Alabama
Kamara is currently debating if he should stay in state and compete with Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall or travel to Tuscaloosa and compete with an even deeper stable of backs. Kamara is confident and does not seem to care how talented his competition may be. Georgia has a lot of talented options as we close in on signing day, but the Bulldogs appear to be stumbling a bit down the stretch.