By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
Pahokee High in Florida is in the news again. One of its cornerbacks appears to be on the brink of making a commitment, and Georgia remains in the mix.
The Bulldogs are one of five finalists in the pursuit of Merrill Noel, a 5-foot-10, 180-pounder rated by rivals.com as the 38th-best player at his position. The other schools Noel is considering are Florida State, Tennessee, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
Georgia is a finalist, Noel told Warchant.com, because “I love the way they play defense. They play the type of defense that I like to play and that is bump-and-run.”
On the down side for Georgia is that Noel says that he and teammate Zachary Allen have a “very high” chance of picking the same school. Georgia isn’t on the list of finalists for Allen, a 6-2, 210-pound outside linebacker.
Both are expected to announce their decisions on Monday. The schools that overlap on Noel’s and Allen’s lists are Wake Forest and West Virginia. Allen also is reported to be considering Michigan and Purdue.