Every week throughout the season, we’ll provide some video highlights of the SEC’s top commits.
Hamsah Nasirildeen, OLB, 4-star South Carolina commit (Concord, N.C.)
The era of two-way football players has been over for a while, but Nasirildeen showed that he’d fit right in with those players.
The future Gamecock stuffed the stat sheet as Concord High School beat Jesse Carson 35-8 last Friday night. Nasirildeen finished with a team-leading 11 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, an interception and a forced fumble all while hauling in 3 catches for 41 yards and a nifty touchdown.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound outside linebacker now has 63 total tackles this season, and he’s set to compete in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl when it’s done. Nasirildeen — the No. 2 prospect in North Carolina and the ninth-best at his position — also has 30 receptions for 406 yards.
The No. 130 overall prospect in 2017 committed to South Carolina on Aug. 16, and he’s one of five 4-star players in the Gamecocks’ recruiting class that’s ranked No. 15 nationally.
Netori Johnson, OG, 4-star Georgia commit (Ellenwood, Ga.)
Georgia offensive line coach Sam Pittman was in attendance for Cedar Grove’s matchup with Pace Academy last Friday night.
He probably liked what he saw.
Johnson and his fellow offensive linemen paved the way for the Saints’ blowout 49-0 win. The 6-foot-3, 348-pounder dominated in the trenches as four Cedar Grove players combined for five rushing touchdowns.
You can see Johnson pancake a defensive end from the right tackle position several yards behind the play on Grant Walker’s 92-yard touchdown scamper.
A 92-yard touchdown run by Cedar Grove RB Grant Walker! He’s well over 100 yards in the 1st half alone.
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Despite his hulking frame, Johnson has the athleticism to pull from the guard spot and get to the second level to block quicker linebackers and safeties. But the No. 6 offensive guard in this year’s class is still capable of crushing defenders at the point of attack and finishing blocks, showing signs of a solid all-around lineman.
Johnson, the No. 84 overall prospect in 2017, decommitted from Alabama in February before declaring for the Bulldogs in April.
Tyree Owens, DE, 3-star Texas A&M commit (Wesson, Miss.)
Last weekend was a big one for Texas A&M for more than one reason.
Owens, a JUCO prospect out of Copiah-Lincoln Community College, announced his commitment just hours before the Aggies took down Tennessee in a top-10 matchup. He chose Texas A&M over Auburn, bringing its 2017 class to No. 9 overall.
The strong-side defensive end originally committed to West Virginia coming out of Oviedo High School in 2014, but he was dismissed in Sept. 2015 for his involvement in an altercation that left him with several stab wounds.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder is now ranked among JUCO players as the sixth-best at his position and the No. 64 overall prospect. Owens’ most recent outing came last Friday as the Wolves picked up a road upset against No. 15 Holmes.
Rankings reflect 247Sports’ Composite Rankings unless otherwise noted.
Source: Saturday Down South