By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
Speedy cornerbacks with the ability to be surprisingly physical attract scholarship offers. And that, in a nutshell, is why Ryan Ayers is so popular these days.
At least 15 schools have gotten in ahead of the latest coach to authorize an offer to the South Paulding standout, but few carry the name recognition Steve Spurrier does. South Paulding coach Tim Glanton said Spurrier’s staff joined the scholarship-offering crowd last week.
Ayers, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound junior, has added the Gamecocks’ bid to scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Georgia and several others. Spurrier’s offer likely won’t be Ayers’ last. He has plans to visit Florida and Georgia and already has been to Georgia Tech.
The college recruiters aren’t looking at Ayers only. Spartans linebacker Broderick Sellers received an offer from Savannah State.