The latest recruiting rumors from the Mid-South region.

Recruiting is heating up across the country with junior days being held and the beginning of the camp and 7-on-7 circuit. Here’s the latest chatter from the Mid-South from Rivals national recruiting director Adam Gorney.

The only remaining five-star athlete in the 2024 class, Bussey, is expected to make his final decision soon as he takes his final official visit to Texas A&M this weekend. The general feeling is that the Aggies are in strong shape to keep him in the class. LSU is considered the other main competitor after Bussey visited the campus in recent days. Georgia also remains in the mix, but if things go well in College Station this weekend, Bussey is expected to stick with his initial decision.

There is growing confidence that Mississippi State is the front-runner for Cunningham, especially after his recent visit to Starkville. The new coaching staff has made a positive impression on him, and the fact that he lives only about 30 minutes away from campus is an additional advantage for the Bulldogs. Cunningham is expected to visit Florida this weekend, with other schools like LSU, Georgia, Alabama, Ole Miss, and others also making efforts to recruit him. However, playing close to home and the offensive style in Starkville seem to be major factors for Cunningham.

Evers, a 2026 offensive tackle from Flower Mound, Texas, seems to be favoring Texas A&M at this early stage in his recruitment. He had a successful visit to College Station, where he met the new coaching staff and felt a strong connection to the school. With numerous family connections to Texas A&M, Evers is considered to be leaning towards the Aggies as his top choice.

Five-star safety Williams has been attracting interest from various schools, with Ohio State and Texas in the mix, but Oklahoma could be the team to watch. Williams had a great visit to Norman and the discussions with coach Brent Venables have put the Sooners in a competitive position for his recruitment.

The expected trend for a five-star athlete from Louisiana like Ferguson would be to commit to LSU. However, current trends suggest that USC, Texas, and Oregon stand out as top contenders for his commitment. These schools could have the edge in his recruitment for now, but that could change with time, especially with the presence of defensive line coach Bo Davis back in Baton Rouge.

Wormley, from Southlake, Texas, is likely to have a recruitment battle between Texas and Oklahoma, with TCU, Kansas, and Texas A&M also involved. While Texas appears to be in his top three choices after a recent visit to Austin, Oregon has also emerged as a potential contender after a trip to Eugene.

Georgia recently offered Ferguson, which could change the dynamics of his recruitment. The Missouri City native has been considering Tennessee and Oklahoma as his favorites, mainly due to the strong relationships he has built with position coaches Kelsey Pope and Emmett Jones, respectively.

While Roberts has family ties to Oklahoma, the feeling is that Ohio State should be confident in landing him. Despite living close to the Norman campus and his brother’s recent transfer to Oklahoma, Roberts has developed a strong rapport with Ohio State’s coaching staff. However, there is some speculation about why Roberts has not yet made a commitment if he is indeed favoring the Big Ten powerhouse.

In conclusion, several five-star and high-profile recruits are expected to make their final commitment decisions soon. Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and Oklahoma are among the schools making a strong push for these athletes, and the outcomes will have a significant impact on the college football landscape in the coming years.