Week Six of the College Football season is in the books, and what a weekend it was. First, Alabama and Texas A&M came down to the game's last play, with the Crimson Tide hanging on for a 24-20 win. Then, in Death Valley, The Tennessee Volunteers thumped the LSU Tigers 40-13. That sets up an undefeated showdown next weekend in Neyland Stadium with the Crimson Tide. Finally, in the Red River Showdown, the Texas Longhorns blanked the Oklahoma Sooners 49-0, the Sooners' most lopsided shutout loss. With all that in mind, let's examine some recruiting news from this past weekend.
-4-star 2024 LB Kolaj Cobbins, from Destrehan, Louisiana, was on hand for the Alabama/Texas A&M showdown in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night and liked the environment. However, despite the win, he still has other schools high on his list, and it is still very early for him in the process. That list includes the Texas Longhorns, LSU Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, Ole Miss Rebels, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. LSU is the team to beat early.
-5-star WDE Keon Keeley from Tampa, Florida, was another recruit of the many on hand in Tuscaloosa for the Bama/A&M showdown. The number one-ranked edge rusher in the country has visited with the Crimson Tide multiple times but is also high on the Ohio State Buckeyes' wish list. The Tide are considered the favorites to land Keely but do not count out Ryan Day and the Buckeyes just yet. The battle to land Keely will be one to watch but Alabama has great momentum now.
-4-star S Isaac Smith from Fulton, Mississippi, was one of a few recruits on hand at Davis Wade Stadium for the Mississippi State Bulldogs' 40-17 big win over the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Mississippi native would be a big name for head coach Mike Leach to add to a recruiting class ranked right around the top 40. However, the Bulldogs face stiff competition from Notre Dame, Mississippi, Georgia, and Texas A&M. Ole Miss is the team to beat according to most but keep an eye on Mike Leach and company here.
-2024 4-star PSQB Marcos Davila from Midland, Texas. was hosted by the Baylor Bears recently. As a result, he has gotten to know the Bears staff, which is excellent news for them since the Texas Tech Red Raiders, NC State Wolfpack, TCU Horned Frogs, and Pittsburgh Panthers are all in the mix for him. TCU and NC State are thought to be early leaders.