SEC Weekly Recruiting Roundup: South Carolina Gets 4-Star Defensive Back

Barrett SalleeSEC Football Lead WriterAugust 8, 2012

South Carolina commit Brendan Langley / Photo Credit
South Carolina commit Brendan Langley / Photo Credit

Every Wednesday here at The SEC Blog, we will update you on the latest commits, news and rumors in the recruiting world.



South Carolina got a big commitment from Brendan Langley, a 6'1", 180-pound cornerback/wide receiver from Marietta, Ga. He is the No. 16 cornerback in the country, according to the Composite, and chose the Gamecocks over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. 

Arkansas got some help on defense this week when Myke Tavarres, a 6'2", 220-pound linebacker from the College of Siskiyous in Weed, Calif., told John L. Smith and company that he will play his college football in Fayetteville. Tavarres is rated as a 3-star prospect in the Composite, and will have two years of eligibility left when he arrives in Fayetteville.

The Razorbacks continued to dip into the junior college ranks with the commitment of Carroll Washington. The 6'0", 175-pound cornerback from Hartnell (Calif.) Community College is rated as the No. 2 junior college cornerback in the Composite.

Georgia also jumped into the junior college ranks to get the commitment of Trenton Brown, a massive offensive guard from Georgia Military College. The 6'8", 350-pound monster will have two years to play when he arrives on campus.

Tennessee got some help from an ultra-athletic wide receiver/cornerback this week, when Cameron Sutton committed to play for the Vols in 2013. Sutton is a 6'0", 175-pound speedster that chose the Vols over SEC offers from Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Ole Miss and South Carolina.

Florida got some good news this week with Octavius Jackson, a 6'4", 280-pound offensive guard from Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, Ga. Jackson is a 3-star prospect, according to, and chose the Gators over SEC offers from Kentucky and Vanderbilt.

Mississippi State continued to load up on wide receivers with the commitment of 6'3", 175-pound pass-catcher Shelby Christy. Christy is rated as a 3-star prospect in the Composite, and is the fourth wide receiver commitment in the Bulldogs' class of 2013.

Joining Christy in Starkville will be 6'6", 250-pound defensive end Ulric Jones from Oxford, Ala. Jones is rated as a 3-star prospect, and chose the Bulldogs over offers from Arkansas State, South Alabama, Troy, Memphis and Idaho State.

Completing the trio of Mississippi State commits this week was Jamaal Clayborn, a big 6'3", 315-pound offensive guard from Flowood, Miss. Clayborn chose the Bulldogs over an offer from Southern Miss.


News and Rumors:

Tray Matthews, a 6'1", 192-pound 4-star safety from Newnan, Ga., visited Auburn over the weekend, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Matthews is best friends with Auburn commit Reuben Foster, who flipped from Alabama to Auburn last month. The two are rumored to be a package deal, but Matthews is still committed to Georgia at the moment.

Darius Paige, a defensive lineman from Foley (Ala.) High School, is the subject of some controversy. Paige transferred from Washington High School in Pensacola, Fla. to Foley this week, and his former assistant coach at Washington suggested to the Pensacola News Journal that he was steered there by an Alabama assistant coach.