14-year-old commits to Auburn

11:20 pm Nov. 7, 2014

Savana Sikes, a 14-year-old freshman phenom in softball from Chapel Hill High School, committed to Auburn on Friday.

Sikes, who has two older sisters that played softball at UGA and Kennesaw State, had interest from more than 50 colleges.

“Savana has grown up around and practiced with many of the best college softball players in the nation,” her father, Rocky Sikes, told the AJC. “Savana has been involved in conversations with many

AJC Super 75 for 2015

12:52 am Oct. 1, 2014

This is a list of the state’s top 75 college football prospects for 2015:

Quarterbacks (3)
Austin King, 6-3, 190, Alpharetta (committed to N.C. State)
Lorenzo Nunez, 6-2, 190, Harrison (committed to South Carolina)
Tyler Queen, 6-2, 230, North Cobb (committed to Auburn)

Running backs (5)
Taj Griffin, 5-10, 170, McEachern (committed to Oregon)
Mikell Lands-Davis, 5-11, 205, Alexander (committed to Georgia Tech)
Tra Minter, 5-9, 190, Schley County (considering Troy and Appalachian State)
Ruben Garnett, 5-8, 180, Aquinas

Update on nation’s No. 1 all-purpose running back

11:30 pm Sep. 15, 2014

McEachern High School’s Taj Griffin, who is rated as the nation’s No. 1 all-purpose running back, is expected to undergo next surgery within the next two weeks.

Griffin, who is committed to Oregon, suffered a torn

Atlanta basketball star commits to Louisville

10:25 pm Sep. 9, 2014

St. Pius point guard Asia Durr, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect by ESPN, committed to Louisville on Tuesday.

The 5-foot-10 senior has led St. Pius to back-to-back state championships in basketball,

Austin King: NC State QB commit gets looks from Notre Dame and Virginia Tech

10:05 am Jul. 24, 2014

UPDATE: It’s automatic these days for other schools to recruit the top committed prospects all the way until signing day, but news that Notre Dame and Virginia Tech are trying to talk with King upset still upset some N.C. State fans on Thursday. King addressed the situation with the AJC, “Although schools have contacted me, I have not told them I’m free to them. I’m fully committed to N.C. State.”


Sleeper watch: 2016 TE Kris Ballinger of Villa Rica

10:15 pm Jul. 14, 2014

One 2016 prospect who has really been impressive at a couple of big 7-on-7 camps this summer is Villa Rica High School tight end Kris Ballinger.

He’s 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, and passes the eyeball tests with his athleticism and size.

Ballinger doesn’t have any early scholarship offers but that will change soon. He’s attending Auburn’s camp this week and will go to UGA’s Dawg Night on Friday.

He also likes Miami, Notre

2016 QB Zerrick Cooper has early offers from Clemson, Miami and Ohio St.

12:39 am Jul. 14, 2014

This is the third time we’ve caught up with 2016 QB Zerrick Cooper at a 7-on-7 camp this summer.

And to be quite honest, really nothing has changed with recruiting since the first time we talked to Cooper.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound QB from Jonesboro High School has around 10 early offers, including Miami, Clemson, Ohio State and Kentucky.

Cooper talks about his recruiting in the video:

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2016 DB Jordan Griffin switches Kentucky hat for UNC

12:37 am Jul. 14, 2014

You never know which college baseball cap that Jordan Griffin, one of the state’s top 20 overall prospects for 2016, will be wearing this summer at 7-on-7 camps.

At McEachern High School a few weeks ago, Griffin busted out the Kentucky hat.

Kentucky is one of a half-dozen offers for the junior DB at Jonesboro High School. He also has offers from Clemson, N.C. State, Ole Miss, Cincinnati and Wake Forest.

Griffin put