It's all coming together for senior Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King wide receiver Blake Tibbs, who scored four touchdowns -- three receiving and one rushing -- in MLK's 33-23 win over South Swinnett.
"He had a heck of a game for us," MLK coach Michael Carson said. "Blake did a great job."
Tibbs, 6-1 and 175 pounds, has physical tools, but that's not his strength.
"Blake has the ability to get open," Carson said. "He just runs great routes. That's his biggest asset. He also has really good hands and speed."
The University of Georgia offered Tibbs last week, but the three-star wideout didn't jump on it.
"I was kind of surprised that he did not," Carson said. "I pretty much thought that this was the one he was waiting on. But he told me that he's pretty open right now and he wants to take his visits."
Tibbs has offers from the Bulldogs, Arkansas, South Carolina, Kentucky, Purdue, Southern Miss, Wake Forest, Middle Tennessee State and others. According to assistant coach Carson Tibbs, Tibbs will likely make official visits to Georgia, Arkansas and Southern Miss.
But Tibbs isn't the only highly-recruited player on MLK. Four-star defensive end Kenderius Whitehead, a transfer from Monroe, has been a welcomed addition.
"He came over the summer," Carson said. "He has a ton of scholarship offers. Ohio State offered him last week. Georgia is at the top of his list. He has a lot of choices."
Whitehead, 6-4 and 220 pounds, has already made his impact felt.
"He's a difference maker," Carson said. "That's why he has 25 plus offers. I know this past week he had a couple of sacks, three-four hurries and at least 10 tackles."
Junior offensive lineman Joshua Outlaw is one to watch for next season. He's 6-4 and 280 pounds and already has a verbal offer from South Carolina.
Commodores snag OT
Vanderbilt continues to recruit very well and just added three-star offensive tackle Blake Fromang (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep).
Fromang, 6-8 and 300 pounds, is a player that Lake Highland Prep coach Tim Borky says has great things in front of him.
"People don't realize that Blake just turned 17 years old," Borky said. "Max Starks played here, played at Florida and won two Super Bowl rings with the [Pittsburgh] Steelers. Blake is as good or better at the same stage. He has long arms, very intelligent and moves well. He is just a baby and a young kid."
Fromang committed to Vandy over Louisville, Virginia, Ole Miss and Kentucky.
"Blake did mention to me that they were getting good players," Borky said. "I saw that Vandy was in the top 25. He's really excited about that. They will be competitive. It's the SEC. One good redshirt year and let him physical mature and I think he has a bright, bright future."
Moon makes decision
T.J. Moon (Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson) committed to Florida Atlantic on Monday.
"It was really just the love that they showed me. I have a great relationship with the coaches," Moon said. "They want me as the student-athlete not just the athlete."
Moon, 5-11 and 210 pounds, has not visited the Owls yet but plans on going late next month or early November. He committed to FAU over South Alabama.
"They want me to play running back," Moon said. "They like how I play downhill and get yards after contact."
Moon has rushed for over 200 yards and one touchdown this year in two games. Stephenson plays Tift County this weekend.
Lambert reschedules visit to Tide
Quanzell Lambert (Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek) was scheduled to visit Tuscaloosa this past weekend for an official visit but he now will visit Alabama after the season.
"I will visit Alabama on December 9th," Lambert said via text message. "I am also visiting Northwestern, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma."
Lambert, 6-2 and 232 pounds, is a four-star recruit and the No. 26 rated outside linebacker prospect in the nation.
Notes from around the region
• Marietta Lassiter junior standout quarterback Eddie Printz threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns in their 42-14 over Spayberry. Printz then committed to SMU on Monday. He picked the Mustangs over Arkansas, Cincinnati, Kentucky, NC State, Purdue and others.
• ESPN's top-ranked quarterback, Jameis Winston (Hueytown, Ala./Hueytown) threw for 267 yards and five touchdowns in their 39-12 win over Wenonah. Winston has committed to Florida State.
• Geismar (La.) Dutchtown beat Lutcher (La.) 32-8, as four-star safety Landon Collins rushed the ball seven times for 94 yards and two touchdowns, including one for 62 yards. Collins also added an interception. Lutcher running back prospect Daniel Taylor rushed for 180 yards on 30 carries. Taylor is Lutcher's all-time leading rusher.
• Petal (Miss.) High School quarterback Anthony Alford rushed for 135 yards and two scores in their 28-24 loss to Madison (Miss.) Central.
• Michigan State running back commit Nick Tompkins (Snellville, Ga./Brookwood), rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown in their win over Collins Hill.
• Batesville (Miss.) South Panola junior standout safety returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a score in their 19-7 win over Memphis (Tenn.) University School. He rushed for 94 yards and another score. Teammates Temario Strong and Issac Gross each had a sack. Both players are committed to Ole Miss and Gross is an ESPNU 150 member.
• 2013 running back Tyshon Dye (Elberton, Ga./Elbert County) had 18 carries for 183 yards in a victory over Norcross (Ga.) Wesleyan.
• Louisville TE/DE commit Larry Jefferson (College Park, Ga./Banneker) had three sacks vs Creekside.
• ESPNU 150 defensive end Jordan Jenkins (Hamilton, Ga./Harris County) had two sacks and eight tackles. He will officially visit Tennessee (Oct. 8), Auburn (Oct. 15), Alabama (Nov. 5), Georgia (Nov. 12) and Florida (Nov. 26). The Crimson Tide and Gators are his two favorites.
• Oklahoma State commitment, wide receiver C.J. Curry (Flowery Branch, Ga./Flowery Branch) caught five passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
• Kenyan Drake(Powder Springs, Ga./Hillsgrove) scored on a 93-yard kick return. Drake rushed the ball just five times for 33 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 155 yards and three scores. Drake, a four-star running back prospect, has committed to Alabama.
• Sophomore sensations Elliot and Evan Berry (Fairburn, Ga./Creekside) were injured and both missed Friday night's game against College Park Banneker. Banneker won 21-6.
Jamie Newberg has been covering recruiting both in the Southeast and nationally for 19 years. He can be reached at email@example.com.