Fri., September 9, 2011 11:34am (EDT)

Top High School Stars Face Pressures
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA   —  
Top high school football players can face pressure making their choices of which college program to attend. (photo courtesy bamakodaker).
Top high school football players can face pressure making their choices of which college program to attend. (photo courtesy bamakodaker).
It’s only a few weeks into the new high school football season, but for some of the state’s top talent, the pressure’s building. Many standout players have already made their commitments to a college program, but some have not.

For those who haven’t, there can be overwhelming distractions.

For a look inside what it’s like for a top player being recruited by major college programs, GPB's Edgar Treiguts spoke to Chad Simmons, a national recruiting analyst for Scout.com.

Simmons tells GPB about Lowndes County High, which is used to getting the attention of college recruiters at games. That's the case again this fall with a standout senior player, Josh Harvey Clemons. The Valdosta school’s football team is coached by Randy McPherson.