The best high school football prospect in American has made his college decision, and his destination isn’t likely to shock anyone. Cameron Robinson is the No. 1 prospect per 247Sports and the recruiting industry-generated 247Composite ranking and the Monroe (La.) West Monroe product committed to Alabama on Wednesday afternoon.
Robinson’s recruitment has been a two-team race throughout and despite in-state pressures to stay home, despite playing at an LSU-friendly high school program and despite LSU’s plans to capitalize on a phenomenal year in its own state, Robinson picked rival Alabama.
Several factors favored Alabama including the recent commitment of Monroe-area friend and former teammate Cameron Sims to the Tide. Perhaps more important though was the potential opportunity to start as a true freshman at left tackle following the potential early departure of Cyrus Kouandjio to the NFL.
- Week 1 in the college football season saw a big visit weekend at Clemson for its exciting showdown with Georgia. After building an electric atmosphere in Death Valley it should be no surprise that the Tigers came out of the weekend with two new commitments, safety Jeff Gibson out of North Carolina and class of 2015 athlete Van Smith, the first commitment for Dabo Swinney in the class of 2015.
In addition, Clemson made a strong impression on several major visitors with five-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan, Top100 wide receiver Josh Malone and 247Composite five-star Taj Griffin out of the 2015 class all coming away impressed with the scene.
- The No. 1 cornerback in the country, Marlon Humphrey out of Hoover (Ala.) High School, has indicated that his final decision will come at the Under Armor All-American Game in January. Prior to that you can expect official visits to Florida State, South Carolina and Alabama with Mississippi State also staying in the hunt. Humphrey is the son of Alabama great Bobby Humphrey and is considered a lean to the Tide.
- This Friday in the Atlanta Falcons CSS High School Football Game of the Week, there will be loads of known talent on hand as well as several players that should emerge as standouts this fall. The game features American Heritage of Delray Beach taking on American Heritage of Plantation. On the Plantation side, Georgia RB commit Sony Michel is the headliner. Michel has been one of the top backs in the country since eighth grade and is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 6 running back in the nation.
Michel is joined by a pair of prospects in the class of 2015 that are already emerging as some of the nation’s best as well. Quarterback Torrance Gibson is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound dual-threat quarterback, ranked by 247Composite as the No. 1 dual-threat junior in the nation. On the defensive side, Tarvarus McFadden is ranked as the nation’s No. 11 safety in the class of 2015 though we’ll see him playing at quarterback for his American Heritage team.
On the opposite sideline, the Delray Beach version of American Heritage will be replacing a slew of major college prospects including RB Greg Bryant (Notre Dame), ATH Marcus Davis (Auburn) and OL Roderick Johnson (Florida). Despite losing 20 seniors to college scholarships, head coach Stacy Sizemore thinks the group of young players returning could be just as talented. On Friday night keep an eye on sophomore running back Devin Singletary as well as juniors Desmond Cain and Trenard Davis. All three could be household names among recruiting fanatics by the end of the season.