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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 7:34am

Top High School Stars Face Pressures

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

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.