Smyrna two way player Ikenna Okeke is on his way to College Station to play college football for Texas A&M. Okeke (6-2, 200) committed to the Aggies over his other finalist Notre Dame and will play safety for the Aggies and defensive coordinator John Chavis, who spearheaded Okeke’s recruitment.
Okeke was a weapon on both sides of the ball for Smyrna catching 68 passes for 849 yards and three touchdowns on offense. On defense, he made 74 tackles, intercepted two passes and forced a fumble for the Bulldogs.
“Excited to be a part of the Aggie Family❗️,” Okeke tweeted.
Okeke is the second Tennessee player to commit to the Aggies joining Centennial linebacker Tyrel Dodson who is the Class 5A Mr. Football Lineman winner and Okeke is the 18th commitment in the Class of 2016.
In other recruiting news, Chattanooga picked up their fourth commitment in the Class of 2016 gaining a pledge from Alcoa defensive end Jonathan Decker. Decker (6-4, 260) is the fourth commitment for Chattanooga in the Class of 2016 and all four commitment for in state as he joins CPA quarterback Zach Weatherly, Morristown West running back DeAndre Delaney and Farragut defensive end Cole Strange as Mocs.
He is also the fourth college commitment for Alcoa joining twin brothers Matthew and Mitchell McClurg (both going to Appalachian State) as well as defensive end Ryan Clark (VMI). Decker is also a Class 3A Mr. Football Lineman Finalist along with teammate Matthew McClurg.
Memphis East defensive back Teddrick McGhee has also pledged to Idaho becoming the sixth commitment for the Vandals in the class of 2016. McGhee (6-0, 180) chose the Vandals over Appalachian State, Arkansas State, MTSU and Western Kentucky.
McGhee becomes the 39th commitment in the Class of 2016 joining Smyrna defensive back Ikenna Okeke (Texas A&M), Alcoa defensive end Jonathan Decker (Chattanooga), MBA offensive lineman Joseph Scowden (Columbia), Alcoa defensive end Ryan Clark (VMI),
Shelbyville quarterback Mason Cunningham (Tennessee Tech), Whitehaven defensive back Donte Vaughn (Notre Dame), Morristown West safety Calvin Smith (Coastal Carolina), Father Ryan defensive tackle Jeremy Darvin (Western Kentucky), Glencliff athlete Malcolm Easley (Navy), CPA quarterback Zack Weatherly (Chattanooga), Whitehaven offensive lineman Delvin Salter (Jacksonville State), Whitehaven wide receiver Kerrick Jones (Navy), Brentwood Academy offensive lineman Bryce Matthews (Ole Miss), Harriman offensive tackle Trey Peters (MTSU), LaVergne defensive end Chris Myers (MTSU), MBA tight end Jordan Wilson (UCLA), Brentwood Academy defensive tackle Brandon Adams (Vanderbilt), Alcoa linebacker Mitchell McClurg (Appalachian State), Alcoa defensive end Matthew McClurg (Appalachian State), Nashville Christian linebacker Daniel Bituli (Tennessee), Independence defensive back Kylan Stribling (MTSU), Silverdale long snapper Josh Brady (Jacksonville State), Clarksville defensive tackle Rakavian Poydras (Memphis), Hillsboro safety Malique Fleming (Mercer), St. Georges offensive lineman Jacob Still (Arkansas State), MUS linebacker Tim Hart (Tennessee), MUS Athlete Thomas Pickens (Memphis), Karns Linebacker Devin Harper (Oklahoma State), CAK tight end Austin Pope (Tennessee), East Nashville defensive back DeVarius Cortner (Navy), Lexington linebacker Tadarius Tisdale (Ole Miss), Centennial Linebacker Tyrel Dodson (Texas A&M), Spring Hill quarterback Tylin Oden (Louisville), McCallie defensive back Nygel Edmonds (Stanford), Sevier County quarterback Deuce Wallace (Vanderbilt), Cookeville tight end Gabe Angel (Ole Miss), White Station wide receiver Dillon Mitchell (Oregon), Brentwood Academy offensive lineman Ryan Johnson (Tennessee) as players who have already committed in the Class of 2016.
JaCoby Stevens Decommits from LSU
JaCoby Stevens committed to LSU head football coach Les Miles and his staff in late September. But with Miles future in Baton Rouge uncertain, Stevens has decommitted from LSU and has reopened his recruitment, when he chose the Tigers they beat out other finalists in Alabama and Stanford.
“Yes it was a main factor of my decision. and I’m just sitting back an evaluating other schools. All schools are open now,” Stevens said.
Stevens (6-2, 200) is ranked as the third best player in Tennessee in the Class of 2017 and the No. 72 player in Rivals Top 100. He is a Class 6A Mr. Football Back finalist and is a dual threat catching 32 passes for 806 yards and 16 total touchdowns on offense while making 73 tackles, and five interceptions on the season.
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