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Southeast Spotlight: Five players with booming recruitments

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The Spring Evaluation Period sees college coaches racking up frequent flier miles, and top prospects racking up scholarship offers. For several prospects in the Southeast, the spring period has been a springboard for their recruitments. Here are five spring sensations from the region.

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The three-star prospect has seen quite the uptick in his recruitment over the past month, with Georgia Tech, Purdue, Louisville, Southern Miss, Western Kentucky and several others joining his list. Boddie was a two-way standout at this past weekend’s Rivals 3 Stripe Camp presented by adidas in Nashville and could be set for even more offers once he hits the college camp circuit next month. After transferring to Memphis-area powerhouse Whitehaven during the winter, Boddie will also have a chance to show that he can perform against much tougher competition as a senior.

Is there a quarterback hotter in the country than Calzada? He has created quite a buzz this spring. He got started with some impressive play in 7-on-7 events, then when spring practice started and coaches were able to see him throw, the offers started to roll in.

Last week, he added offers from Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and West Virginia. Purdue offered on Monday and he has schools like Georgia, Penn State and Tennessee taking a long look at him as well. He has a live arm and with his size, smarts and progression, he has become one of the top signal callers in the 2019 class.

An early commitment to Louisville, Crumes has seen his offer list grow quite a bit over the past few months since backing off his pledge to the Cards. Oregon, Michigan State, Kentucky and several others are now in the mix for the intriguing wide receiver talent. Crumes, known for his speed in the open field, could see even more programs join his list once he has a chance to run for them in person on campuses next month.

What a month of May it has been for Watts. Last week, the cornerback exploded with offers from Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Ole Miss, Virginia and West Virginia, to name a few. Schools have gotten out during the evaluation period, and the ones that have put their eyes on Watts have offered for the most part. More offers are to come. Could South Carolina be next?

He is a long athlete who played wide receiver his first two years of high school before making the move to cornerback last fall. That move has paid off in a big way.

A hybrid outside linebacker/defensive end prospect from Arkansas, Williams has been racking up offers this spring. Among the schools that have jumped into the mix for the Arkansas native are Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor and TCU. They join a number of other programs on his list, including Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Arkansas. Williams is a priority for the in-state program and he will be tough to pull out of state but the Hawgs are contending with some heavy hitters for his services.