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Monday, October 14, 2013
Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC

By Derek Tyson

There was plenty of recruiting news in the Southeastern Conference over the weekend. There were a few key commits and several top high school performances.  Here is a look at the latest news around the SEC.

Biggest commitment: ESPN 300 offensive tackle Donell Stanley (Latta, S.C./Latta) committed to South Carolina on Friday. The 197th-ranked player in the nation chose the Gamecocks over rival Clemson, Alabama, USC and UNC. South Carolina now has 13 commitments including 5 if the ESPN 300.
Thanks to all the #Gamecock love I received yesterday feels great to b apart of the family #WeCocky #GamecockNation

— Donell Stanley (@DonellStanley72) October 12, 2013

Auburn picked up a commitment from three-star athlete Myron Burton Jr. (Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge). Though listed as an athlete, Auburn is recruiting Burton as a wide receiver. He announced his decision on Twitter on Saturday after visiting the Tigers for their win over Western Carolina:
Officially committed to Auburn University! Thanks to everyone that supported me along the way. #Blessed #WDE #WarEagle

— Myron Burton (@myronburton3) October 12, 2013
Best weekend performances: Many SEC commits were in action this weekend. Here's a look at some of the top performances: Most Important visit: Five-star defensive back Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Junipero Serra), the sixth-ranked player in the country, was the highest-rated prospect to officially visit an SEC school this weekend. Jackson raved about his visit to Oklahoma just last week and all indications are that he enjoyed his trip to Baton Rouge very much. In fact, Jackson tweeted several times about his experience including several photos on Instagram. There is still a long ways to go for Jackson, but the Tigers certainly made a favorable impression.
Death Valley Was Insane !

— SWEET PEA (@AdoreeKnows) October 12, 2013

Biggest question:
Does Tennessee still have a chance with junior college wide receiver Eric Lauderdale (Fayetteville, Ga./Saddleback)? Just a week after decommitting from the Vols, Lauderdale took to Twitter to announce his top seven schools. The list did include Tennessee. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound athlete is likely to let his recruitment play out for a while, but as of now his top schools are Washington, UCLA, Oregon, Tennessee, Florida, Miami and Arizona State.
#Udub #oregon #ASU #UCLA #UT #UF #miami

— Eric Lauderdale (@e_lauderdale) October 13, 2013
Biggest answers: Will SEC schools continue to take commitments from 2017 prospects? Apparently, the answer is yes. LSU made headlines a few weeks back by accepting the commitment of freshman phenom Dylan Moses (Baton Rouge, La./Univerisity Lab). Not to be outdone, fellow SEC West school Mississippi State accepted a commitment this weekend from 2017 athlete Anthony Hines III (Dallas/Episcopal School of Dallas). The 6-2, 210-pound athlete chose the Bulldogs over offers from Montana and Akron.

Hines plays both linebacker and running back for his high school but it is unclear which position Mississippi State is recruiting him for. Hines made his decision after a weekend visit -- the fourth such visit for Hines.