South Region: Rankings, Visits, Predictions

Marcus Lattimore

It's been a busy week across the South Region with several recruits announcing their college decision. The weekend of Halloween is packed with official visitors taking a closer look at one of their favorites. Read here to see who picked up commitments and who's going for treats on a college campus...

South Region Recruiting Rankings, Visitors and Commitments:

4. LSU
The Tigers are hosting 4-star DE Ego Ferguson as an official visitor.
5. Alabama
6. Georgia
7. Florida

8. Tennessee
The Volunteers are set for a big weekend of official visitors including 4-star CB Terrence Mitchell, 3-star WR Ted Meline (commitment), 4-star DE Corey Miller (commitment), 4-star DT Brandon Willis (commitment), JuCo TE Ken Adams, 3-star JuCo CB Dequan Menzie, 4-star OLB Christian Jones, 4-star S Demar Dorsey (Florida commitment) and 5-star WR Chris Dunkley. Tennessee also lost 5-star commitment Demarco Cobbs who switched Thursday night to Texas.

17. Miami
The Hurricanes picked up a commitment from 3-star DE David Perry.
22. Clemson
The Tigers are hosting as an official visitor 3-star DT Ethan Farmer.

23. Auburn
The Tigers will host 5-star RB Marcus Lattimore as an official visitor.

26. South Carolina
The Gamecocks added a 3-star lineman commitment from Du'Von Milsap.

27. Vanderbilt
31. Florida State
33. Georgia Tech
39. North Carolina
41. Wake Forest
45. North Carolina State

51. Mississippi State
The Bulldogs landed a commitment this week from WR Antwon Chisholm.

53. Arkansas
The Razorbacks will host three official visitors: 3-star OLB Chris Smith (commitment), 3-star WR Marquel Wade, and teammate LB Montaque Mack.

55. Ole Miss
56. Duke
The Blue Devils picked up two commitments: TE Nick Sink and 2-star MLB Clerance France.

58. South Florida
The Bulls picked up a 3-star RB commitment, Marcus Shaw.

60. UCF
The Knights picked up a commitment from 2-star TE Justin Tukes.

61. Kentucky
71. Tulane
73. Southern Miss
The Golden Eagles picked up a commitment from OG Seth Reedy.

79. Troy
86. Louisiana Tech
91. East Carolina
ECU picked up a commitment from TE Trevor Sawyer.

96. UAB
105. FIU
109. Arkansas State
110. Memphis
112. ULM
113. Louisiana


SEC Publishers/Writers Predictions:


BamaMag.com (49-11)


Terrence Cody
Defensive Lineman of the Week

Leigh Tiffin
Special Teams Player of the Week

















Auburn 21, Ole Miss 17 -- Auburn gets back on track with upset of Rebels.

Florida 35, Georgia 14 -- Bulldogs fans may want to go for early cocktails.

Kentucky 17, Mississippi State 14 -- Look for a good, physical game.

Arkansas 42, Eastern Michigan 3 -- This isn't the worst late season game in SEC.

Georgia Tech 21, Vanderbilt 7 -- Yellow Jackets too physical for Vandy.

Tennessee 15, South Carolina 12 -- A battle of whining coaches would be even better.

LSU 42, Tulane 3 -- Even with eye on Crimson Tide, Fighting Tigers roll over Green Wave.


HawgsIllustrated.com (52-9)

Auburn 24, Ole Miss 21 - After having played like it was the Super Bowl for its head coach last week, Ole Miss will get the same type effort from Auburn, who has former Arkansas assistant Gus Malzahn going up against his one-time, one-year employer.


Greg Childs
Florida 21, Georgia 14 - I expect a pretty good effort from the Gators this week after just getting by in the last two games against inferior teams.

Kentucky 17, Mississippi State 14 - The Wildcats take advantage of the Bulldogs having left everything on the field last weekend against Florida.

Georgia Tech 31, Vanderbilt 10 - The Ramblin Wreck may just be ready to close it out strong.

Tennessee 13, South Carolina 10 - After seeing its effort against Alabama last week, I think Tennessee is due a home win - on a field goal at the end of the game after which Lane Kiffin does his Mount Cody impression.

LSU 42, Tulane 10 - The Tigers rough up another in-state foe.


autigers.com (ITAT) (46-10)

Eltoro Freeman


Ole Miss at Auburn--Ole Miss

Georgia at Florida--Florida

Miss. State at Kentucky--Kentucky

Eastern Michigan at Arkansas--Arkansas

Georgia Tech at Vanderbilt--Georgia Tech

South Carolina at Tennessee--South Carolina

Tulane at LSU--LSU



Chris Rainey
FightinGators.com (37-12)

Ole Miss 27 at Auburn 20

Georgia 6 at Florida 35

Miss. State 17 at Kentucky 30

Eastern Michigan 10 at Arkansas 45

Georgia Tech 37 at Vanderbilt 21

South Carolina 34 at Tennessee 9

Tulane 7 at LSU 31


DawgPost.com (39-10)


Joe Cox
Ole Miss beats a suddenly off-the-cliff Auburn.

Georgia sticks with Florida, but the Mighty Gators win again.

Mississippi State can't stop Kentucky

Eastern Michigan gets drilled by Arkansas

Georgia Tech thrashes Vanderbilt

South Carolina's season slows after a loss to Tennessee

Tulane gets thumped by LSU


KentuckySportsReport.com (39-10)


Jorge Gonzalez
Offensive Lineman of the Week
Auburn 23, Ole Miss 17 - Auburn gets out of their skid and pulls off a big win over the Rebels.

Florida 24, Georgia 16 - Florida struggles to put away the Bulldogs.

Kentucky 21, Miss. State 13 - Kentucky all but seals their fourth consecutive bowl bid with a big win over Miss State.

Arkansas 38, EMU 13 - The Hogs run wild all over their MAC opponent.

Georgia Tech 31, Vandy 14 - Vandy keeps it close until the fourth quarter when they run out of gas.

South Carolina 17, Tennessee 10 - Kiffin continues to play the big boys close.

LSU 34, Tulane 3 - LSU overwhelms the Green Wave with their abundant talent.


TigerSportsDigest.com (45-13)

Ole Miss 24, Auburn 14: The Auburn offense struggled against LSU. The Rebels are coming off a strong showing against Arkansas, and a road win over the Tigers would keep the Rebels fighting in the West.


Harry Coleman
Defensive Player of the Week
Georgia 10, Florida 38: The Gators have really had it out for the Bulldogs since the infamous stomp. This year, expect Meyer and Co. to pour it on an UGA team that has experienced troubles on both sides of the ball.

Mississippi State 13, Kentucky 10: Kentucky has the luxury of pulling the Bulldogs up to Lexington. Yet, expect Dan Mullen's team to be ready to put up a fight after their loss to the Gators. MSU wins this one close..

Eastern Michigan 10, Arkansas 31: The Razorback offense gets back on track with this out-of-conference, late season test. Whether Petrino's club can win the rest of the way remains to be seen.

Georgia Tech 35, Vanderbilt 14: The Yellow Jackets could get out front and never look back in this one. And since Tech is in a race for the ACC, we expect that will be the case.

USC 17, Tennessee 14: Watch out for USC in this one. The Volunteers have had their up and down moments this season. After a deflating loss to the Crimson Tide, Steve Spurrier and USC could catch Tennessee sleeping at home.

Tulane 6, LSU 38: Hopefully the Bayou Bengals don't look to far ahead to Alabama in this one. We say Charles Scott finally goes over the 100 yard mark as the Tigers run over and around the Green Wave


Gene'sPage.com (39-10)

Ole Miss 28 Auburn 17: Earlier in the season I thought this might be a really tough game for the Rebels, but the Tigers have had trouble finding the gas pedal. The Chizik critics were silent in September, but they're back. This is one they have to have, but with Ole Miss rediscovering Dexter McCluster they should be okay.

Florida 24 Georgia 10: Florida continues to win ugly, but a win is a win is a win. Georgia will be up for this one, but with the Gators' running game and defense I think they keep it rolling. Tebow is starting to shoulder more of the load again and that means good things for Florida.


Johnthan Banks
Freshman of the Week
Miss. State 27 Kentucky 17: The Wildcats have been competitive in just about every game, but so have the Bulldogs. The western division Bullies are beginning to get their swagger back thanks to some young talent. Special teams and turnovers will be the key. Who ever wins those two battles, will win the game.

Arkansas 45 Eastern Michigan 3: It's homecoming in Hogland. The last two weeks have taken an emotional toll on the Razorbacks. This game comes at a good time. With a 3-4 record, Arkansas needs three more wins to get back to bowl eligibility. All but one of the remaining games take place in the Natural State. Things should get better, but the Hogs have to get the running game going.

Georgia Tech 42 Vanderbilt 10: The Yellow Jackets are a bad loss to Miami away from being in the high cotton of the BCS rankings. The win this week won't help the strength of schedule, but it gets Tech to 8-1 with three games to play. A double digit win season looks to be a real possibility. Vandy played tough last week, but the Commodores' next win will likely be on the basketball court.

South Carolina 17 Tennessee 13: This one is going to be a good one, but I think Spurrier can get just enough out of South Carolina to beat the Vols on the rebound from a narrow loss to Alabama. Crompton holds the keys for Tennessee, but one has to wonder if he can build on last week.

LSU 38 Tulane 10: I am not sure why it was important to renew the series with a long contract, but here it is. The Tigers got back on track last week and looked pretty strong against Auburn. Jarrett Lee looked good in relief, so that helps. This one won't be much of a challenge, but it will be a good time to work on the offense.


OMSpirit.com (46-15)

The Rebels seem to have righted their ship after a couple of early losses. Auburn seems to be going backwards after a 5-0 start. None of that matters, a lot. Ole Miss 27-Auburn 24.


Dexter McCluster
Offensive Player of the Week
Florida is not playing the way a number one team should. Tim Tebow's passing is suspect. Maybe his decision-making abilities were clouded with the concussion. Upset special. Georgia 20, Florida 18.

The Bulldogs are an improved team, but they aren't improved enough to win. The Wildcats have been through their meat-grinder of a schedule and now they get an easier outing. Look for them to take advantage of the "breather." Kentucky 31, MSU 21.

Two disappointing losses to Florida and Ole Miss have the Razorbacks reeling a bit, but Eastern Michigan will only challenge for a half. Arkansas 42, E. Michigan 20.

The Commodores still can't score. Georgia Tech 35, Vandy 10.

Two good defenses going at it head-to-head. USC 19, UT 12.

Poor Greenies. Overmatched. Emotions will carry them for a quarter, then it's lights out. LSU 41, Tulane 14.


GamecockAnthem.com (53-8)

Ole Miss 31 - Auburn 24: In a battle of two teams going in opposite directions, the Rebels will secure bowl eligibility with a solid road win over the Tigers.

Florida 27 - Georgia 23: I've got a sneaking suspicion this one will be closer than the experts think. Florida has not been playing great football the past few games, and the ‘Dawgs are coming off a bye week with extra time to prepare for the Gators. UGA will be competitive throughout, but Tim Tebow and the Gators will pull it out in the end.


Stephen Garcia
Kentucky 26 - Miss. State 20: The Wildcats are riding high on a two-game winning streak and will protect their home turf against a surprisingly competitive MSU squad.

Arkansas 41 - Eastern Michigan 17: The Hogs return home to lick their wounds and reload as the home stretch of the SEC schedule approaches.

Georgia Tech 30 - Vanderbilt 13: Wouldn't it be ironic if the cellar dweller of the SEC beats the frontrunner of the ACC? Unfortunately for Vandy, rush defense is one of their biggest weaknesses this season. That doesn't bode well against the Yellow Jackets' option attack.

South Carolina 17 - Tennessee 15: In a crucial game for both teams, the Gamecocks will escape Knoxville with a hard-earned "W" over the Vols. Freshman wide receiver phenom Alshon Jeffery probably won't do his pumping gas impersonation after he scores a touchdown… but he should..

LSU 48 - Tulane 16: The Bayoun Bengals will roll over Tulane before gearing up for next week's SEC-West showdown with Alabama.


InsideTennessee.com (47-14)

Ole Miss 24. Auburn 20: Tennessee must've softened up the Tigers. They're 0-3 since beating the Vols.


Jonathan Crompton
Florida 31, Georgia 21: The Gators don't always look good doing it but they always seem to find a way to win.
Miss. State 27, Kentucky 23: For two losing teams, the Cats and Dogs should provide a surprisingly entertaining game.

Arkansas 49, Eastern Michigan 7: If Ryan Mallett were facing Michigan, instead of Eastern Michigan, this game would have a hook ... and a chance to be watchable.

Georgia Tech 31, Vanderbilt 10: Look for Tech to win the time of possession battle approximately 40 minutes to 20.

Tennessee 20, South Carolina 17: The Vols haven't won a close game all season. This could be the week that changes.

LSU 42, Tulane 10: The Tigers will be looking ahead to next week's game with Bama but it won't matter much.


VandyMania.com (48-12)

Auburn 28, Ole Miss 24- Back to the drawing board for Ole Miss.


Brett Upson
Florida 38, Georgia 20- Gators find some offense against a weak Georgia defense.

Kentucky 24, Miss. State 21- Rich Brooks always has a dangerous team.

Arkansas 45, Eastern Michigan 7- Cupcake game is good therapy for Hogs.

Georgia Tech 24, Vanderbilt 7- Same old story. Vandy can't score enough to win.

Tennessee 28, South Carolina 21- Vols on the way back.

LSU 42, Tulane 14- Easy win over home state rivals.


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