1. Auburn, Florida and Tennessee are battling for the services of Georgia Military College defensive tackle DeVonte Lambert. He plans to announce his decision on August 13. Lambert’s teammate, Davaroe Lawrence, has already committed to Auburn.
2. Dillon, South Carolina football coach Jackie Hayes says he won’t be sending any recruits to Tennessee. Hayes was upset with how Tennessee handled the recruiting of running back Jabo Lee, who signed with the Vols but was denied admission. “Last Wednesday they called him and said he can’t get through admissions. He graduated from high school in December. They’ve had his transcript since January. Looks like they’d know whether he could get through admissions.’’
3. Kentucky has five players in the ESPN ranking of the top 300 players in the 2014 class.
4. Linebacker Keith Holcombe’s commitment at Mississippi State lasted 11 days. Then he flipped to Alabama. ”Since I’ve grown up here in Tuscaloosa and my dad played at Alabama for Coach Bryant, my ultimate goal has always been to play for the Crimson Tide.” He becomes Alabama’s 17th commitment in the class of 2014.
5. Douglasville, Georgia’s Khalia Hackett becomes the 14th commitment in Arkansas’ class of 2014. Hackett plays safety but is being recruited as a linebacker.
6. South Carolina added commitments to its class of 2015.
7. Birmingham point guard Justin Coleman becomes coach Anthony Grant’s first commitment in the class of 2014 at Alabama. Coleman’s offer list included Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.