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–5- star 2024 QB Julian Sayin, Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad, California.

Julian Sayin, the No. 14 overall prospect and No. 2 quarterback in the 2024 class, will announce his commitment on Wednesday. We know he will be heading to the SEC as he will choose between the Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, and LSU Tigers. Sayin visited all three schools and was in Tuscaloosa on October 22 when the Tide hosted the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He was at LSU on September 24 when they played the New Mexico Lobos and visited the Bulldogs in April. Georgia has been the favorite throughout the summer and early fall due to his close relationship with offensive coordinator Todd Monken. However, the Bulldogs received a commitment from fellow 2024 quarterback Ryan Puglisi from Avon (Avon Old Farms), Connecticut, which Sayin said would not influence his final decision. He will likely choose the Crimson Tide, but I would not be surprised if he ends up with the Tigers or Bulldogs.

–5- star 2024 WR Ryan Wingo, University High School, St. Louis, Missouri.

Ryan Wingo, the No. 10 overall player and No. 3 receiver in the 2024 class, will be at Death Valley this weekend when the LSU Tigers host the Alabama Crimson Tide. That is one of the big games in the SEC this weekend, along with the Georgia Bulldogs hosting the Tennessee Volunteers. The Tigers and Volunteers are just some of the teams pursuing him. The Texas A&M Aggies, Oregon Ducks, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Michigan Wolverines, and Penn State Nittany Lions are the others. However, the Volunteers look to be in the driver's seat for him. Wingo was at Neyland Stadium for the Vol's big win over the Crimson Tide. He said, 

"The atmosphere was crazy," and "The fans were super loud and crazy." 

The 247 Sports Crystal Ball also predicts that he will choose the Volunteers, which would be a great pickup for them.

–4-star DT Kayden McDonald, North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee, Georgia.

Kayden McDonald is the No. 293 overall prospect and No. 40 defensive lineman in the 2023 class. He committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes last night, choosing them over the Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators, Oklahoma Sooners, and Michigan Wolverines. But McDonald said, 

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"It was 50/50" between the Buckeyes and Tigers." 

Ohio State has the second-ranked recruiting class behind Alabama, and the fact that they beat the Tigers for McDonald is excellent for head coach Ryan Day and the Buckeyes staff.

–4- star 2024 EDGE Brian Robinson, Fitch High School, Youngstown, Ohio.

Brian Robinson has visited Happy Valley twice in the last two weeks. First, he was there for the White Out game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, then again for the Nittany Lions and Ohio State Buckeyes. Robinson has many suitors and has taken plenty of unofficial visits but has taken four trips to Penn State, Michigan, Pittsburgh, and Ohio State. Those four schools seem to be at the top of his list, but he will continue making visits, as he will be at Notre Dame this weekend when they host Clemson. Robinson will also likely see the Tigers again for their season finale on November 26th against the South Carolina Gamecocks. However, despite all the visits, the 247 Sports Crystal Ball and On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine have him choosing the Wolverines. I am going with the Nittany Lions.

–4- star Kedrick Reescano, New Caney High School, New Caney, Texas.

Kedrick Reescano decommitted from the Michigan State Spartans last Thursday after having official visits with the Ole Miss Rebels and Oklahoma State Cowboys. Now, many schools are trying to land him. However, the Rebels and Cowboys are just some of the ones targeting him. In addition, the Arizona Wildcats, Penn State, Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M, and Tennessee are pursuing him. Despite that, the Rebels seem to be the favorite. He said he loved his visit and said, 

"They set the bar high; that's all I can really say.

The On3 Recruiting Machine has the Rebels as the favorites to land him and judging by his comments, I agree with that.