Here's my interview with Andrew Bone, Southeastern Analyst for Fox Sports/Scout. Com: 1. Who are Alabama's remaining targets and how have they done so far?
AB: "Readers to check in with Scout.com and TideSports.com to follow Alabama recruiting."
My note-Arie Kouandijo is the offensive lineman out of DeMatha High School in Maryland whom the Tide is after. He is a four-star player. Cal and Southern Cal are also involved. James Stone, also high on Bama's radar- four star offensive tackle (Rivals, three-star Scout) out of Nashville. Will have more later.
2. What about Auburn-their remaining targets and their performance so far?
AB: "Auburn currently ranks with the No. 5 recruiting class by Scout.com. They have secured several top defensive targets to build depth and have commitments from top offensive linemen in Shon Coleman, Scout.com four-star offensive tackle, Rozell Gayden, Scout.com four-star junior college offensive tackle, and received a commitment from Scout.com four-star Eric Mack, another four-star lineman.
"The top remaining targets on the board are Marcus Lattimore, Scout.com five-star running back from Duncan-Byrnes, S.C., Lache Seastrunk, Scout.com five-star running back from Temple, Texas, Corey Lemonier, Scout.com five-star defensive end from Hialeah, Fla., Jeffrey Whittaker, Scout.com four-star defensive tackle from Warner Robbins, Ga., and James Stone, three-star lineman from Maplesville-Nashville, Tenn."
3.How does each team rank in Scout's team rankings?
AB: "Alabama and Auburn are very close in the national rankings. Alabama has the slight edge at No. 4, with Auburn at No. 5. Alabama has six National 100 commitments and Auburn has three. Auburn has two five-star commitments in Michael Dyer, running back from Little Rock-Little Rock Academy, Ark., and Trovon Reed, wide receiver from Thibodaux, La. Alabama has three with Demarcus Milliner, cornerback from Millbrook-Stanhope Elmore, Ala., Keenan Allen, safety from Greensboro-Northern Guilford, N.C., and Phillip Sims, quarterback from Chesapeake-Oscar F. Smith, Va. Auburn has 27 commitments compared to Alabama’s 24."
My note-Auburn now has 28 with Mack.
4.How has Vanderbilt done and who are their remaining targets?
AB: "Vanderbilt is second to last in the Scout.com overall team rankings in the SEC. Vanderbilt will receive a visit from Rajaan Bennett, Scout.com three-star running back from Powder Springs-McEachern, Ga. It is a down year for recruits in the state of Tennessee, and the Commodores do not have a single commitment from the home-state."
5. Who has done well in SEC... LSU, Florida, Georgia, SC, Ole Miss, Ark, Ms. State and maybe who are a couple of each team's key gets?
AB: "The teams who usually do well in recruiting continue with Florida (No. 1), Alabama (No.4), LSU (No. 8) and Georgia (No. 10). Auburn has secured a top five class and have a couple of big name prospects remaining on their board. Tennessee was among the top 10 schools in the country, but sit at No. 26 after Lane Kiffin left town for USC."
6. Who are the winners nationally so far?
AB: "Texas and Oklahoma have been at the top of the football recruiting rankings since the spring, but the SEC has come on very strong the last few months. Florida’s run has been incredible with their commitments. Alabama has been hanging with the Gators all recruiting season.
"Auburn has been one of the biggest surprises and have been recruiting from coast-to-coast. The two teams who really jump out when looking at the overall team rankings are Washington (No. 7) and BYU (No. 14). It’s been a while since USC has not been on top in the PAC-10. BYU has 27 commitments including one from the nation’s top signal caller in Jake Heaps, five-star from Issaquah-Skyline, Wash."
7.Are you with Fox Sports as well? When I quote you should I say you're with Fox Sports and Scout? Does Fox Sports own Scout or are they separate entities?
AB: "FoxSports owns Scout.com"