Another day, another football recruit from Stephenson High School committed to an SEC or ACC school.
Stephenson DB Kyle Fleetwood committed to South Carolina. The day earlier, Stephenson DE Jarontay Jones – the highest-ranked prospect left on the board at the Stone Mountain school, pledged to Virginia Tech.
Stephenson now has 9 players committed to SEC and ACC schools, including a surrealistic 7 to the SEC. The Georgia high school projects to have between 14-17 sign with FBS schools (formerly NCAA Div I-A) in February.
“It’s ridiculous,” said DB Shawn Blaylock, who was one of two Stephenson players to commit to Kentucky last week.
Fleetwood is 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds and selected South Carolina over LSU and Vanderbilt.
“I picked South Carolina because it’s an awesome place for me and the shoe fits right,” Fleetwood told the AJC.
Fleetwood said he gave the news to South Carolina assistant Lorenzo Ward on Sunday, and said that hasn’t yet talked to coach Steve Spurrier because he was out of town.
“Coach Ward was excited that he got one of the top DBs of his choice,” said Fleetwood, who added that he decided to commit on Sunday because he didn’t want to risk losing the scholarship to another South Carolina target.
The 6-3, 245-pound Jones committed to Virginia Tech out of nearly 40 offers, including every ACC school and every SEC school with the exception of UGA.
Who’s next for Stephenson?
TE Josh Parris, who de-committed from South Florida last week after being told he was recruited to play FB, is favoring Ole Miss over Vanderbilt, Louisville, Mississippi State and Cincinnati, among others.
RB T.J. Moon is considering Boston College, Memphis, Indiana, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, among others.
Here is Stephenson’s commitment list:
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog Got a recruiting item? firstname.lastname@example.org
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