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–4- star DL Daevin Hobbs, Jay M. Robinson High School, Concord, North Carolina.

Daevin Hobbs is the No. 96 overall and No. 12 DL prospect in the 2023 class. However, he is still one of the big names in the class that remains uncommitted. Three SEC powerhouse schools are big on him. Those are the Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, and Tennessee Volunteers. Hobbs has visited all three schools and was in Athens for the Bulldogs and Volunteers over the weekend, and by all accounts, it went very well. Hobbs stated, 

"Georgia came into this one trailing not only Tennessee but likely Alabama as well. I think Georgia at least passed Alabama this weekend; they may have passed Tennessee as well."

That sounds like great news for Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs, and I believe Hobbs will be a Bulldog here very soon.

–4-star DL Markis Deal, Naaman Forest High School, Garland, Texas.

Markis Deal is another big name in the 2023 class who is also uncommitted. He is the No. 117 overall and No. 16 DL. Georgia, the TCU Horned Frogs, Texas Longhorns, and USC Trojans look to be the top teams after him. However, the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine has the Horned Frogs in the lead with a 76% chance of keeping him close to home. He will, however, be at Darryl K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium this weekend for the showdown between the Longhorns and Horned Frogs. So his recruitment comes down to both in-state teams and gives a slight edge to TCU. But with a Longhorns win this weekend, that could easily change that.

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–4- star 2024 WR Rico Scott, Bishop McDevitt High School, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Rico Scott is the No. 270 overall and No. 36 wide receiver in the 2024 class. He has taken plenty of visits, including two to Happy Valley to visit the Penn State Nittany Lions in October. The first was the White Out game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and the second was against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Scott has also visited the Texas A&M Aggies and will next visit the Maryland Terrapins on November 19, when they host the Buckeyes, and then head to Columbus the following weekend when the Michigan Wolverines come to town. The Nittany Lions have the lead, according to the On3 RPM, as they have them as a 57% favorite, followed by the Aggies at 25%. It is early, but he seems to be leaning toward the Nittany Lions right now. But we all know that things can change quickly.

–4-star EDGE Colton Vasek, Westlake High School, Austin, Texas.

Colton Vasek is the No. 127 overall and No. 17 edge in the 2023 class. Since August, he has been committed to the Oklahoma Sooners, choosing them over his hometown Texas Longhorns. However, that has not stopped them from going hard after him as he has visited Austin, which may have worked. So much so that the 247 Sports Crystal Ball and the On3 RPM have him choosing the Longhorns now. Of course, those are only sometimes accurate, but it is important to note that Vasek has removed any Sooners mentions on his social media. He may be on the verge of committing to the Longhorns at any moment. ***Update. He committed to the Longhorns around 4 PM this afternoon. 

–4- star 2024 EDGE Dylan Stewart, Friendship Collegiate Academy, Washington, D.C.

Dylan Stewart is the No. 36 overall and No. 8 edge in the 2024 class, and it seems as if the South Carolina Gamecocks are one of his favorites, as he has visited them four times. He was last in Columbia on October 22 when they hosted Texas A&M. Stewart stated, 

"South Carolina is my top school because of the relationships and the communication."

However, the Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Penn State Nittany Lions are also in on him, and he says he talks to all of them as well. He is leaning toward the Gamecocks, but those Big Ten schools are still in play.