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What is next in Cam Akers' (Clinton, Miss.) recruiting process?

Clinton's Cam Akers makes a run in a game against Brandon. (Photo: Keith Warren/For The Clarion-Ledger)

Clinton’s Cam Akers makes a run in a game against Brandon.
(Photo: Keith Warren/For The Clarion-Ledger)

Clinton’s Cam Akers, Mississippi’s only five-star football prospect, is taking a methodical approach toward choosing a college to commit to — and plans to keep it that way until after he makes his official visits.

Ranked as the No. 8 overall prospect in the nation by the 247Sports Composite, Akers is one of only nine uncommitted players listed in the top 25.

While his recruitment will be one of the most compelling storylines across the nation to follow for the next few months, Akers has kept things quiet since Clinton’s season started.

He checked out the Alabama-Ole Miss game in Oxford last Saturday and said he will “definitely” attend the Tennessee-Georgia game in Athens on Oct. 1, but is unsure if he will make that an official visit or not.

“I’ve just been weighing things,” Akers said. “I’ll be taking some officials soon and making a decision after I take them.”

Akers is a high priority for Ole Miss. There may be some concerns there over the Rebels’ situation with the NCAA. Ohio State, Florida State and LSU are among the other favorites to land Akers. He included those schools, in addition to Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, in his top 10 during the summer. Sources from those schools believe they are still in the mix.

Akers is off to his best season for the Arrows (4-0), who will visit Madison Central Friday. The running back prospect who plays quarterback at high school has thrown for 957 and eight touchdowns against only one interception. He has rushed for 427 yards and nine touchdowns on 54 carries. He has also made an interception while playing defense.

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