This is hard to believe around here, where it seems as if most of the top prep rising senior football players’ have narrowed their college choices to, oh, a dozen or so schools, but many of the best prospects in the country have already made up their minds and committed.
Texas, for instance, with that old smooth-talker Mack Brown, has already received commitments from 21 players, according to our buddies at Scout.com. Think of that; the Longhorns can almost field a starting lineup of future freshmen.
And they aren’t taking just anybody; seven are in Scout’s top 100, and all 21 have at least three stars out of a possible five.
Four other schools—all well-known—are in commitment double figures. And those four, Texas A&M (16), Florida (12), Alabama (12) and Michigan (10), will likely soon be joined by LSU (9) and Stanford (9).
How do Carolinas schools stack up?
Surprising Duke is the leader in our area, with a total of six if you count the expected commitment of Observer N.C. Top 25 prospect Joshua Snead today.
Next comes Clemson, N.C. State and South Carolina with four apiece, followed by East Carolina with two. Finally, North Carolina and Wake Forest have one each.
You can’t even see Texas from there.—Stan Olson