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Austin Peay gets second in state commitment in Centennial RB

Austin Peay gets second in state commitment in Centennial RB

Austin Peay grabbed their second in state commitment on Saturday night as Centennial running back Jariel Wilson committed to the Governors.

Wilson (5-10, 182) rushed for 1,068 yards and scored 17 touchdowns for the Cougars while also adding 47 tackles, two forced fumbles, recovered two fumbles and scored two more touchdowns on defense.

“We are proud of Jariel and his commitment to Austin Peay. They are getting a great student athlete,” Centennial coach Matt Kriesky said.

He joins Fulton linebacker Robquan Thomas as in state commitments for Austin Peay.

Memphis Grabs Two More In state Commitments
Memphis continues to impress on the recruiting trail as the Tigers got two more in state commitments as Hillsboro linebacker/defensive end Joseph Honeysucker and Christian Brothers offensive guard Jacob Likes both committed to Memphis.

*Honeysucker (6-3, 220) made 38 tackles including 13 tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks last season and chose the Tigers over Georgia State, Louisville, Rutgers and Tennessee.

*Likes (6-3, 275) chose the hometown Tigers over Navy, MTSU, Louisiana Monroe, South Alabama, Southern Illinois, Tennessee Tech and Western Kentucky.

“Jacob is a great fit for the university of Memphis. I know coaches Mike Norvell, Anthony Jones and Ryan Silverfield spent many hours building the relationship with him. We are happy to see him stay home and commit to an program that is headed in a great direction. His athleticism makes him a potential candidate to play multiple positions upfront. In addition to being a top notch player, he’s a great leader and student,” Christian Brothers coach Thomas McDaniel said.

Likes and Honeysucker join Dyersburg linebacker Chris Russell and Memphis Central defensive tackle Trevis Hopper as in state commitments for the Tigers.

He is the third Christian Brothers player to commit this offseason joining defensive ends Bill Norton (Georgia) and Christian James (Vanderbilt).

Lausanne DB Sims Commits to Central Arkansas
Lausanne defensive back Cameron Sims has committed to Central Arkansas.

Sims (6-2, 170) chose Central Arkansas over offers from Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Indiana State, SE Missouri State, Tennessee Tech and UT-Martin.

Last season, Sims made 47 tackles and had an interception to help lead the Lynx to their second straight state title as they defeated Notre Dame in the Division II-AA state title game.

He is the second in state player to commit to Bears joining ECS kicker Chandler Caughron who committed earlier this month.

Buckeyes Pick Up Second Tennessee Commitment
Ohio State continues to pick up steam in the Volunteer state as Whitehaven tight end Cormontae Hamilton has pledged to the Buckeyes.

Hamilton (6-1, 255) joins CPA linebacker Kane Patterson as Buckeye commitments for the Class of 2019.

“Truly excited for him. Coach Meyer & Coach Wilson are getting a gem. Cormontae is the prototype for the hybrid TE/WR that is changing the game. He has arguably the best hands in the country. He can line up wherever needed on offense and is am effective inline blocker as well. Lastly, he has great character and work ethic,” Whitehaven coach Rodney Saulsberry said.

Hamilton chose Ohio State over offers from Tennessee, Alabama, Memphis, Louisville, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech and Cincinnati.

He is the third Whitehaven player to commit already this year joining athlete Devin Boddie (Vanderbilt) and wide receiver Keveon Mullins (South Carolina).

The following 54 players have committed in the Class of 2019:
Centennial running back Jariel Wilson (Austin Peay), Hillsboro defensive end Joseph Honeysucker (Memphis), Christian Brothers offensive guard Jacob Likes (Memphis), Whitehaven tight end Cormontae Hamilton (Ohio State), Lausanne defensive back Cameron Sims (Central Arkansas), Farragut wide receiver Tanner Corum (Southern Illinois), Farragut wide receiver Jaden Gibbs (UT-Martin), Mt. Juliet kicker Robbie Brewington (Cumberland), Mt. Juliet punter Matt Pewitt (Cumberland), FACS strong safety Carson Evans (UT-Martin), Watertown athlete Heath Price (Tennessee Tech), Blackman wide receiver Micaleous Elder (MTSU), Pearl Cohn quarterback Xavier Shepherd (Kennesaw State), MUS linebacker Dorian Hopkins (Tulsa), Greeneville quarterback Cade Ballard (Army), BGA running back Jaylen Frierson (ETSU), Lebanon defensive end Zion Logue (Georgia), Elizabethton offensive tackle Garrett Jennings (Western Kentucky), ECS kicker Chandler Caughron (Central Arkansas), defensive tackle Marlon Alexander (Gardner Webb), Farragut running back Isaiah Gibbs (UT-Martin), Pearl Cohn defensive tackle Elijah Simmons (Tennessee), CPA Linebacker Kane Patterson (Ohio State), Oakland defensive back Woodi Washington (Oklahoma), Maplewood defensive back Travares Springer (Western Kentucky), CPA tight end Bryce McCormick (Furman), Lausanne running back Eric Gray (Michigan), Pearl Cohn wide receiver Jayden Harrison (Vanderbilt), Science Hill offensive tackle Blake Austin (Coastal Carolina), FRA athlete Lance Wilhoite (Oregon), Cordova offensive lineman Matthew Bedford (Indiana), BGA linebacker Chico Bennett (Georgia Tech), Whitehaven athlete Devin Boddie (Vanderbilt), Red Bank athlete Calvin Jackson (Wofford), Whitehaven athlete Keveon Mullins (South Carolina), Fulton linebacker Robquan Thomas (Austin Peay), Davidson Academy quarterback Stone Norton (Florida International), Christian Brothers defensive end Christian James (Vanderbilt), Germantown tight end Conner Richardson (Tulane), Dyersburg linebacker Chris Russell (Memphis), Karns athlete Thomas Harper (Oklahoma State), MBA linebacker Jackson Hannah (Nebraska), Oakland defensive end Joseph Anderson (South Carolina), Davidson Academy running back Da’Joun Hewitt (Purdue), Davidson Academy defensive end Ani Izuchukwu (Mississippi State), Greeneville wide receiver Dorien Goddard (Virginia), Memphis Central defensive tackle Trevis Hopper (Memphis), Greeneville tight end Cameron Hite (Wake Forest), Christian Brothers defensive end Bill Norton (Georgia), MUS defensive back Maurice Hampton (LSU), MBA offensive lineman Jackson Lampley (Tennessee), Kirby quarterback Jaden Johnson (Louisville), Independence quarterback Nathan Cisco (Idaho) and Friendship Christian defensive tackle Luke Smith (Appalachian State).

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