Griffin High defensive end Xzavier Dickson (Alabama), safety Corey Moore (Georgia), wide out Nile Daniel (Kentucky), tight end Ty Turner (South Florida) and Chandler Worthy (Troy) have verbally committed and are poised to sign.
Three other Griffin High seniors — linebacker Stefon Harper, running back Wontavious Washington (The 2010 Griffin Daily News Player of the Year) and defensive lineman Kent Yarbrough — could also sign at some point, likely after signing day.
Harper is getting looks from West Georgia, The Citadel and Eastern Kentucky, while Washington and Yabrough will likely go to junior colleges, according to Bears head coach Steve DeVoursney.
At Spalding High, defensive tackle Chris Mayes, who has already verbally committed to Georgia, may also end up having to go to junior college because of grades, according to coaches on the staff at SHS.
Meanwhile, Spalding High running back Zay Sharp has backed off a verbal commitment to Louisville. Sharp and SHS defensive lineman Montae Williams are both being pursued by Georgia Southern.
Elsewhere in the area, Griffin Christian running back Anthony Lewis has taken a trip and been made an offer by Brevard College in North Carolina. Griffin Christian offensive lineman Sheldon Nelms has also drawn some interest from Georgia State.
Two former players from Griffin High, brothers Toby Jackson and Kentorius “Scoot” Jackson, have verbally committed to attend Central Florida and are expected to ink on the dotted line Feb. 2.
Toby Jackson, a defensive end, will be transferring from Navarro College in Texas, while Kentorius Jackson, a linebacker, will be transferring from Georgia Military College.