Spring has sprung across the United States and as time moves forward, the battle to land top 2013 recruits heats up.
This week on "Battlegrounds," Full Ride targets three recruiting battles being staged south of the Mason-Dixon line.
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Robert Nkemdiche tops the 2013 recruiting class as the No. 1 overall prospect in the country. The 6'5", 250-pound defensive end from Loganville, Ga., is coveted by every program nationwide, but it's likely to come down to Les Miles at LSU and Nick Saban from Alabama earning his commitment. One of these two rivals is winning the race, but whom?
One state over, Florida school's are abuzz over Vernon Hargreaves III, a dominant defensive force in the secondary. "Freeze," as he's known, sits at No. 10 in Rivals' overall recruiting rankings, but is the top talent in the Sunshine State. There are four Florida schools in the mix to land Hargreaves, including Florida, Florida State, Miami and South Florida. Watch the segment to find out which Florida school has the edge.
And in Texas, quarterback Cody Thomas burst on the scene as a junior with 32 touchdowns and over 3,000 yards passing. Besides a great arm, his 6'5", 210-pound stature make him the ideal pocket passer for any program looking to land the next big-time quarterback. Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Arkansas are all in on the Cody Thomas sweepstakes, but Full Ride has the inside scoop on which school interests Thomas.