If you're looking to become a member of #Swoop16, the time to act is now. Georgia Southern is up to 16 verbal commitments (we're counting Florida State transfer Ukeme Eligwe in this number), basically two-thirds of a class, as July draws to a close.
We've already written about Kindle Vildor, the first of a trio to commit over the weekend (we're also counting Monday as part of the weekend, I mean you wish it was right?). Vildor is a two-star from Clayton County and a rising star the Eagles may have snagged just in time.
Vildor made his commitment known Friday afternoon. Later that night McEachern High running back Sam Jackson threw his name into the ring.
#HAILSOUTHERN #Committed #GATA pic.twitter.com/k7IE5IxU4e— Sam Jackson (@samuelj0771) July 26, 2015
At 5'9", 180 Jackson's a prototypical Southern running back with an impressive list of offers including Mississippi State, North Carolina and Arizona State (and Georgia State and Appalachian State in case you were wondering). He's a solid three-star and definitely brings speed to the table.
If Jackson becomes a star at Southern I can already imagine the memes and signs referencing a certain movie star.
The third commit came in just this afternoon in the form of Coby Neenan, who at 6'3", 180 pounds is a kicker and a big one.
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Neenan hails from Dothan, Alabama. Ironically, many of his highlights take place in Troy's stadium. It's an interesting pickup since Georgia Southern also signed a kicker for the 2015 class in the form of Tyler Bass. Considering how many games are won and lost on field goals though you can never be too sure. Here's a scouting report on Neenan from Kohlskicking.com:
Coby competed at the 2014 Southern Winter Showcase camp. Coby has a tall and athletic body that uses well to help him create good leverage and lift on his kicks. Coby scored 7 makes during the FG charting of camp and had numerous KO's over 65 yards. Coby could add some muscle to his lean frame that could help him become morec explosive. He also punted and looked to have a good foundation to build on. Improving his drop and his consistency of where he makes contact with the ball will help him improve his punting.
The latest additions bring Southern's 2016 class to a national ranking of 66 and the top spot in the Sun Belt. We're just over a month from seeing the start of the 2015 season. It's looking like 2016 and beyond will be fun to watch too.