Pylon 7-on-7: Recruiting notes on top Louisiana, Florida prospects
MIAMI – The Pylon 7v7 series made its stop in Miami Beach on Saturday and attracted a pair of teams from Louisiana in addition to the usual collection of Florida-based talent. Dozens of FBS-bound prospects competed in the event and some of the tournament's top stars gave updates on their recruitments.
Below is a collection of news and notes on a series of such players.
MARSHALL, JR. BACK FROM MIAMI
Fresh off a visit to Miami, Rivals100 wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. had plenty of nice things to say about the Hurricanes. Miami will certainly make every effort to get involved with the Louisiana-based athlete, but landing him will take work. Marshall will attend LSU’s spring game next weekend and says he’s in most frequent contact with LSU, Texas, Oregon and TCU.
SCHOOLS CONTINUE TO PURSUE BAYLOR PLEDGE
Baylor commit Tyquan Thornton chose the Bears sight unseen and won’t visit the school’s Waco campus until this summer. According to Thornton, his decision was based on the program’s offensive scheme. Georgia and Appalachian State continue to recruit the three-star prospect, and a visit to UGA’s spring game could be in store for next week.
GARNER SCHEDULING TRIPS
Three-star defensive back Stanley Garner says he is in the process of scheduling offseason visits to Tennessee, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Miami, Florida State and Clemson. He says that he’s particularly interested in Tennessee, Ole Miss, Miami, Kentucky and South Carolina, though, he refuses to name the group as his “leaders.” Garner was one of the most pleasant surprises of Saturday’s event and shined in coverage. He intends to announce a commitment before the upcoming season.
GATORS PUSHING CANES FOR MOORE
Miami has long since been considered the favorite to land four-star wide receiver Elijah Moore. He has been in recent contact with Kentucky and other programs. Moore has not set a timetable for a decision but hopes to make a verbal commitment before his senior season. He hopes to visit Florida before announcing and says the Gators are one of the schools capable of challenging Miami for his letter of intent.
WIGGINS SOLID TO MIAMI DESPITE INTEREST FROM OTHERS
Miami commit Daquris Wiggins remains committed to Miami, but says Florida, Alabama and others have reached out to him in recent weeks. Despite the interest, Wiggins says he is “locked in with Miami” and hopes to enroll in the school prior to next year’s spring practice. Wiggins says he does not intend to take any additional recruiting visits.
NO SHORTAGE OF SUITORS FOR JAYHAWKS PLEDGE
Wide receiver Devonta Jason remains committed to Kansas but arrived at Saturday’s event in a Mississippi State shirt. It’s not wise to read much into anyone’s choice of t-shirt, but Jason says Mississippi State and Ole Miss are in frequent contact. Jason called his weekend visit to Miami “great” and noted the palm trees on the school’s Coral Gables campus. Hurricanes assistant coach Ron Dugans, who told Jason he plans to stop by his school this spring, is spearheading the Louisiana product’s recruitment.
HARRIS STILL SOLID
Kansas commit Corione Harris says he hears from Mississippi State and Indiana on a frequent basis but remains firmly on board with the Jayhawks. The four-star defensive back says he hopes to visit a number of schools this spring but has not set destinations just yet. Harris notes that his fit within the KU defensive scheme and the availability of early playing time is what has kept him loyal to the Jayhawks despite interest from other programs.