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Southeast notes: Two-team battle for Victor

ThethirdannualFlorida/GeorgiaBattleoftheBordersseriesofgamestookplaceonSaturday,withfourteamsfromeachrespectivestatetakingthefieldtosettlethescoreofwhichstatehasthebesthighschoolfootball.WhileFloridaultimatelytookthreeofthefourgames,therewasplentyofheatedcompetitionfeaturingsomeofthetoptalentintheSoutheast.Here'saroundupofthebiggestrecruitingnotestocomeoutoftheevent.
Florida,OhioSt.battleforVictor
CoconutCreek,Fla.Rivals100widereceiverBinjimenVictorClickBinjimenVictorHeretoviewthisLink.saidrecruitingisonthebackburnerrightnowwhilehefocusesonhisseason,butsaidFloridaClickBinjimenVictorHeretoviewthisLink.andOhioStateClickBinjimenVictorHeretoviewthisLink.remainverymuchinthepictureforhisservices.TheGatorshavemadeVictoroneoftheirtopprioritiesatthepositionandVictorsaidUrbanMeyerClickBinjimenVictorHeretoviewthisLink.ispersonallyrecruitinghimfromtheBuckeyes'endofthings.ItfigurestobeabattlebetweenMeyer'scurrentandformeremployersforthelonghaul.Victorsaidheplansontakingseveralofficialvisitsanddoesn'tplanonannouncingadecisionanytimesoon.
Rivals250Ellenwood(Ga.)CedarGrovedefensivetackleAntwuanJacksonClickHeretoviewthisLink.saidAuburnClickHeretoviewthisLink.andOhioStatecontinuetopushforhiscommitment,butasofnowhehasnoplanstoannounceadecision.Hisplanforthisfallistotakeseveralvisitsandwatchseveralgamesinperson,startingwithAuburn'sseason-openinggameagainstLouisvilleClickHeretoviewthisLink.inAtlanta.Jacksonsaidhe'salsohopingtoreturntoColumbuswithinthenextmonthforhisofficialvisit,althoughhe'sstilltryingtoworkoutthedetailswithhighschoolobligations.
Rivals250Ellenwood(Ga.)CedarGrovelinebackerElyseeMbem-BosseClickHeretoviewthisLink.alsoremainshighonAuburnanditlooksliketheTigersaretheteamtobeat.Mbem-BossesaidhewillwatchtheTigersplayLouisvilleandislookingforwardtoseeingWillMuschamp'snewdefense.Asfarasadecision,Mbem-Bossesaidhedoesn'twanttoannounceuntilhetakeshisofficialvisits,aprocessthatmaylastwellintothefall.
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Alabamaremainstheteamtobeatforfour-starPlantation(Fla.)AmericanHeritagetightendNickEubanksClickNickEubanksHeretoviewthisLink.,whosaidheplansonhavinghisofficialvisitssetinthenextfewweeks.EubankssaidtheTidearepitchingasimilarroletothatofcurrenttightendO.J.HowardandthatwiththepossibilityofHowardleavingearlyfortheNFL,earlyplayingtimeisalsoaveryrealoption.EubankssaidhealsoplansonvisitingFloridasoon,withLSUClickNickEubanksHeretoviewthisLink.,OregonClickNickEubanksHeretoviewthisLink.andUSCClickNickEubanksHeretoviewthisLink.alsointhemixforofficialvisits.
Four-starPlantation(Fla.)AmericanHeritagedefensiveendBrianBurnsClickHeretoviewthisLink.hasnarrowedhislisttofive,withGeorgiaClickHeretoviewthisLink.,Florida,FloridaStateClickHeretoviewthisLink.,LSUandAlabamamakingthecut.ManybelieveBurnsisclosetopickingtheBulldogs,butthelongerBurnswaitstodecide,thebetterchanceotherschoolshaveofclosingthegap.Burnssaidheplanstotakeofficialvisitstoallfiveschoolsbeforeannouncingacommitmentlaterinthefall.
Floridacommittotakevisits
Three-starHallandale,Fla.widereceiverJoshHammondClickJoshHammondHeretoviewthisLink.saidheisstillverymuchcommittedtoFlorida,buthestillplanstotakealookaroundinthefall.AmongtheschoolsHammondislookingatareGeorgiaandOhioState,withbothprogramsinthemixtogetanofficialvisit.HammondsaidheexpectstoattendseveralFloridagamesaswell,andwillbewatchingtoseehowtheschool'soffenseprogressesinthefirstyearundernewheadcoachJimMcelwainClickJoshHammondHeretoviewthisLink..
Following the conclusion of his team's victory over Atlanta (Ga.) Marist, three-star Coconut Creek, Fla. defensive back Alexy Jean-BaptisteClick Here to view this Link. took off his helmet and quickly put on an ArkansasClick Here to view this Link. hat. The Razorbacks commit said he's solid to the school and as of now has no plans to visit other programs, unless he's going with teammates. The same goes for Jean-Baptiste's teammate, three-star defensive back Malek YoungClick Here to view this Link., who said he remains solidly committed to Georgia. Young said following his team's victory that he only has plans for one official visit and that will be to Georgia.