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Three-Point Stance: Upcoming commits, Georgia five-stars, Alabama risers

Tyler Williams
Tyler Williams (Ryan Wright)

In today's Three-Point Stance, Rivals national recruiting analyst Ryan Wright previews four upcoming commitments out of Florida, examines three five-star candidates from Georgia and spotlights some top performers from Alabama.

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Four Lakeland High School 2023 players set to commit

Over the years, Lakeland High School has routinely produced next level talent. The 2020 class had seven go on to play D-I football, the 2022 class produced four-star Texas A&M defensive tackle signee Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy, and the 2023 group has at least nine ready to play at the collegiate level. Four of the nine have already committed, Genrorris Wilson (Auburn), Shadarian Harrison (Pitt), Larry Jones (Coastal Carolina) and Dontay Joyner (Marshall), and four more are set to commit in the coming days:

THE PROSPECTS

Twan Wilson: Sept. 24 - Wilson will choose from a finalist group that includes Pitt, Jackson State, Middle Tennessee State and Arkansas State.

Daidren Zipperer: Sept. 24 - Zipperer is down to Pitt, UCF, USF and BYU.

Kamaurri McKinley: Sept. 24 - McKinley is expected to choose among Illinois, USF, Eastern Michigan and Toledo.

Tyler Williams: Sept. 27 - Williams' top schools include South Carolina, Texas A&M, Miami, Georgia and Clemson.

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Five-star worthiness in Georgia

Caleb Downs
Caleb Downs

Three prospects in the Peach State are steadily working toward earning a fifth star in the final rankings refresh of the 2023 cycle:

Caleb Downs: Downs is having a terrific all-around season for Mill Creek. On the offensive side of the ball, the Alabama commit has pulled in 15 passes for 155 yards and has carried the rock nine times, scoring it four times, for 91 yards. On the other side of the ball, he is credited with 21 stops and two picks.

Justice Haynes: Pounding the rock for Blessed Trinity last fall, the Titans needed all 275 of Haynes’ carries for 2,375 yards along with his 29 scores on the ground. As deep and as talented as Buford High School is, the 7A squad doesn’t have to depend on the top-ranked tailback in the nation as much, but the Alabama commit is still producing. Haynes has tacked on 518 yards off 58 totes with eight touchdowns and 153 receiving yards off five receptions with two more scores this season.

Victor Burley: Four games into their schedule, Warner Robins is battle tested taking on Lee County, Northside, Valdosta and Dutchtown. Through the pains of a tough 1-3 beginning, the Demons' defense has been stout, holding the opposition to 6.75 points per game led by defensive end Vic Burley. The Clemson commit is making an impact play after play, sealing the edge and forcing plays back inside.

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Early season Alabama gridiron standouts

Jeremiah Cobb
Jeremiah Cobb (Rivals.com)

Based on the season being produced, a few state of Alabama talents are working to push their way up the rankings. At Montgomery Catholic, running back Jeremiah Cobb is keeping the scoreboard operator busy making trip after trip into the end zone. Cobb has rushed for 849 yards with 15 touchdowns and secured nine passes for 174 yards with four more scores.

Over at Elba, defenses have no answer for tailback Alvin Henderson. The 2025 four-star prospect is averaging 238 rushing yards per game with 17 TDs in just four games. At Moody High School, Arkansas commit Davion Dozier has not slowed his attack on secondaries. Dozier has 618 yards off 21 receptions with nine touchdowns to be among the statistical leaders in the state in all major categories.