Recruiting Rewind: Top CB biding his time

ROBERSON WAITING IT OUT: After originally planning to announce a decision at the Under Armour All-American game Jan. 5, defensive back Marcus Roberson from St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale has decided to hold off until Signing Day.

Auburn continues to lead for Roberson.

“I'm waiting til the very end due to the fact that a lot of coaches are getting hired and fired. I was (going to announce at the Under Armour game) but I have to do what is best for me which is waiting til the very end,” Roberson told

Roberson has already visited Georgia, Auburn and Texas Tech and is planning two more trips in January with USC a likely destination. Auburn remains the team to beat.

"Auburn is my leader,” Roberson said. “The tradition, the way the coaches handle the system. I just really like the tradition there. It is nice there. I love it.”

Roberson helped St. Thomas Aquinas to a 29-7 win over Plant in the 5A state championship game Friday to cap a 15-0 season and earn the No. 1 ranking in several national high school polls including ESPN.

Roberson is not currently listed on the Under Amour all-star roster after a mixup in submitting the paperwork for the nation’s second-ranked cornerback, but is hoping to be added in the next few days.

DECISION DATE SET FOR RB: Running back Savon Huggins from St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, N.J., has set a date for his final decision.

The four-star will announce on Jan. 28 after he completes all five of his official visits. Huggins has already visited Notre Dame, North Carolina and Auburn, and has scheduled trips to Michigan State Jan. 14 and Rutgers Jan. 21.

Huggins will play in the Under Armour game.

MIXED SIGNALS FROM RB: Running back Marlin Lane form Mainland in Daytona Beach, Fla., continues to maintain his commitment to Clemson but has not entirely closed the door on Auburn.

Lane, Huggins and fellow top ten running back Jeremy Hill all officially visited Auburn Dec. 17.

“I’m still committed to Clemson 100 percent,” Lane said. “But I’m still looking at (Auburn). As of now, I’m still committed,” Lane told

Lane is set to officially visit Clemson Jan. 14

LOTS OF OPTIONS FOR TOP 2012 CB: Cornerback Geno Smith from St. Pius X in Atlanta, Ga., may be the state of Georgia’s top prospect for the 2010 class.

Smith, who has 12 early offers including one from the Tigers, camped at Auburn this summer and attended a game at Jordan-Hare Stadium this fall. At one time, Auburn and Georgia were considered the co-leaders for Smith.

While it may eventually come down to the Tigers and Bulldogs for Smith, he will head into 2011 with an open mind.

“No school is in the lead for me at this time,” Smith told "Me and my Mom and coach will take a look at the schools that have offered me and narrow it down to five schools sometime after my senior season, and I will take five visits then to decide.

“I am going to take this process day-by-day going into my senior year.”

THIS AND THAT: Defensive end Xzavier Dickson is planing to announce his decision on Jan. 5 at the Under Armour game. The four-star still lists Georgia, Alabama and Auburn as his top three but his only official visits were to UGA and UA ..... Former Auburn defensive end Cameron Henderson has committed to Central Florida out of Navarro (Texas) Community College ..... Ole Miss lost a pair of highly-rated commitments from Southridge in Miami in defensive back Gerrod Holliman and cornerback Andrew Johnson. Both have reopened their recruitment ..... The Rebels did add a commitment from linebacker Keith Lewis of Freedom in Tampa, Fla. Auburn showed early interest in Lewis ..... Arkansas lost a commitment from safety Roderick Ryles of Dr. Phillips in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday but added a commitment from JUCO offensive lineman Jason Peacock Wednesday.

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