Doing my weekly call-arounds to coaches, I picked up a few recruiting updates. I'll just go down the list here...
Glenwood FB Judson Humphries (5-10, 190) is headed to Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Thursday for a visit to William Penn. He also has interest from NE Oklahoma A&M, Huntingdon, Faulkner and LaGrange.
Columbus OL/DL Ryne Holland (6-5, 290) recently picked up a preferred walk-on offer from Georgia and an offer from Huntingdon. There is also mutual interest with Valdosta State.
Columbus DB Luke Sheffield (6-2, 185) has a offer from Huntingdon to add to interest fro LaGrange.
Columbus LB Winston Johnson (5-11, 215) has a lot of mutual interest from LaGrange, and already had interest from Morehouse and Fort Valley State.
Hardaway ATH Austin Scott (5-7, 169) is headed to a visit at Valdosta State on Thursday and to West Georgia on Saturday, and Hawks coach Jeff Battles said both schools will offer Scott a scholarship on his visit.
Hardaway LB Walter Jackson (5-11,190) is meeting with Huntingdon coaches today, and he has tentative plans to visit West Alabama next week, where Battles said he expects they will offer a scholarship.
Harris County OL Carlton Williams (5-11,270) has a verbal offer from Ferrum College and interestfrom Middle Tennessee State and Wofford.
Central-Phenix City OL Tori Bennett (5-10, 285) has interest from Stillman, Miles, North Dakota College, University of the Cumberlands, St. Augustine's and Clark Atlanta.
Smiths Station RB Lorenzo Betties (5-10, 220) and DB Jay Elias (5-8, 150) are taking official visits to Alabama State, which has offered them scholarships, this weekend. They also have offers from Sierra College in Rockland, Calif., and Highland (Kan.) Community College.
Smiths Station RB/LB Demarcus Jones (6-0, 170) also has an offer from Sierra College.
Smiths Station QB Michael Nolin (5-11, 165) has offers from Huntingdon and Birmingham Southern.
Smiths Station OT Calvin Clark (6-0, 295) has interest from Alabama State and Tuskegee.
Here's a running list we have been running in each Friday's paper of all the local kids we know of with interest, offers and commitments. If you know of someone we left off, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with the info and I'll include him.
That's all I've got for right now. Keep checking back and follow me on Twitter @le_chriswhite to keep up with all the local recruiting madness as it nears its fever pitch with national signing day a week from tomorrow.