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The rich tend to get richer. Such is the case in the broader economy and in the world of recruitment where Alabama is located destroy the competition. Already leading this year’s recruitment race, they added two more four-star prospects this week, one from this cycle and one for the next.
On Thursday, MCHS (Ala.) four-star Edge Sterling Dixon (born 2024) announced his commitment to Alabama in a creative way. He shared a video on Twitter of himself re-enacting an iconic scene from Friday with his friends.
Dixon (6ft 3, 211lbs) was an extremely popular recruit, receiving offers from 30 different schools, including several SEC rivals. He is 16th in his position and No. 13 in the state.
Earlier this week, Nick Saban and Co. also got the promise of four stars Wide receiver Jaren Hamilton. Hamilton (6-foot-1, 188 pounds) is ranked No. 31 at his position and No. 50 overall in Florida state, adding another potential pro receiver to what he has Become an NFL factory in the past few years.
Alabama is still first in the 2023 race, and thanks to Dixon, they’re #4 in the 2024 recruiting cycle, behind only LSU, Notre Dame and Georgia.
Georgia turns Oklahoma over and signs WR Anthony Evans III
Speaking of Georgia, the Bulldogs pulled off a bit of recruiting magic of their own last weekend. Judson (Texas) wide receiver and Oklahoma committed Anthony Evans announced this reversed his commitment to Georgia the day after Thanksgiving.
The Bulldogs now have 21 total commits and four wide receivers in their 23-class, all four-star recruits. Tyler Williams certainly approved of the recent addition:
Evans’ visit to Athens for the November 5 game against Tennessee, he is credited with helping reverse his recruiting. Georgia beat the Vols 27-13.
Evans (5-ft-10, 160 pounds) is the No. 40 wide receiver in his class and No. 52 in Texas. Speed is the name of the game at Evans, whose 4.36 40-yard dash time helped earn him 30 overall college offers.
Oregon signs CB Caleb Presley to visit Washington this weekend
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Evans is just one of several high-ranking Recruits who have canceled their commitment or recently turned around. The next high-profile defector could be in the Pacific Northwest this weekend.
Rainier Beach (Washington) cornerback Caleb Presley Committed to Oregon in July, but today he’s in Seattle attending the University of Washington.
Presley (6-foot-0, 180 pounds) is the No. 1 player in Washington and is the No. 13 cornerback in his class.
Overall, Oregon can have a better recruitment class, but Washington is an appealing team on the rise. The Huskies finished the season 10-2, including a three-point win over the Ducks in Eugene. A Presley flip would help Washington catch up with its closest rivals in the recruiting race. They are number 27 while Oregon is number 12.
Presley may be in the mood for home cooking, but he has plenty of options to choose from — 27 in total.
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