Senior is still weighing options

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When Thomson senior Darius Eubanks committed to Georgia Southern in December, it didn't represent the end of his recruiting process.

Like many prospects, Eubanks (6-foot-2, 185) is still weighing his options while remaining verbally committed to a school. Appalachian State and Kentucky are making late pushes, though neither has officially offered a scholarship, like Georgia Southern.

Commitments are non-binding until players sign letters of intent, which they can do beginning Feb. 4.

Eubanks, a defensive back and wide receiver, will make an official visit to Statesboro next weekend. He said he will not sign with a school unless he visits it first.

"I don't want to commit to somewhere, then find out things are different from what I thought they were," he said.

Eubanks said he has not set up any additional visits, even though he anticipates an incoming offers.

Kentucky offensive coordinator Joker Phillips visited Eubanks this week.

"He told me if it was up to him, I would have a scholarship (from Kentucky)," Eubanks said.

Eubanks, an All-State selection at defensive back this season in Class AAA, said he is looking forward to attending Georgia Southern's sports banquet on his visit this weekend.

FIRM COMMITMENT: Jefferson County coach J.B. Arnold called senior defensive lineman Chris Crenshaw 's signing with Georgia Tech "a done deal."

The defensive end committed over the summer and has not wavered after a record-breaking senior season.

"Chris is not what you'd call a publicity freak," Arnold said. "Chris likes competition. He could care less about the public spotlight."

Crenshaw (6-3, 240) posted a school-record 13.5 sacks this season and was named to the Class AA All-State team.

Arnold said Crenshaw considered graduating high school early and enrolling at Georgia Tech this winter, but Arnold advised against it because Crenshaw has a good chance of redshirting.

"You're only in high school once," Arnold said.

MILITARY BOUND: Georgia Military College, a junior college power in Milledgeville that went 9-1 this fall, will add two area standouts to its roster next fall.

North Augusta running back Tidy Johnson , who rushed for 1,819 yards this season, plans to attend the school. So does Aiken lineman Kaleb Broome (6-6, 284).


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