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Mid-Atlantic Region: Checking in on the DMV's commitments

CLASS OF 2020 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | State | Position | Team

Chris Braswell

There are a lot of top prospects in the Mid-Atlantic that are already committed to Power Five schools, but that doesn’t mean other schools aren’t trying to still sign them. Here is a commitment check-up on some of the Mid-Atlantic’s top prospects.

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Commitment percentage level: 100 percent

Schools trying to flip him: LSU

Why he will stick with Alabama: “The atmosphere is great and it feels like home. They are warm and welcoming every time. I know a lot of the players and it’s just like home.”

Rivals' take: Hearing about Braswell looking at any other schools would be a major surprise. LSU isn’t letting up on him, and Braswell does respond to those messages, but it doesn’t sound like he is going to seriously look at leaving Alabama.


Commitment percentage level: 100 percent

Schools trying to flip him: Pittsburgh, Arizona and others

Why he will stick with Michigan: “Love who loves you first. I’m really loyal to them. I’m going to try to get up there soon.”

Rivals' take: Mazzccua has picked up a couple new offers this week and it probably won’t slow down for him for a while. The Wolverines have plenty of connections at St. Frances to lean on to make sure they keep him in the fold. Judging by his comments, it will be very hard for schools to pry him away from the Wolverines.


Commitment percentage level: 100 percent

Schools trying to flip him: LSU, Penn State, Ole Miss

Why he will stick with Clemson: “I love it and I haven’t found a school that is an exact fit for me. There was one other school that felt like it was close to Clemson, but they weren’t.”

Rivals' take: Clemson commits don’t decommit, at least they haven’t in the last couple recruiting cycles. I don’t expect Williams to break that trend, given how hard he has recruited players to join him. LSU is pushing harder to flip him than any other school, and Ohio State was a major contender for Williams before his commitment. Both those schools are worth keeping an eye on.


Commitment percentage level: 50 percent

Schools trying to flip him: LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Clemson

Why he will stick with Virginia Tech: “Coach Bud Foster is a great coach and I really like him.”

Rivals' take: Willis’ commitment to Virginia Tech is on shaky ground, to say the least, but the Hokies always have a chance with a player like him, a big-time defender from the Richmond area. He is a great fit in the Foster-led defense and players in the same mold as Willis (Andrew Motuapuaka and others) have fared very well in Blacksburg.