G.W. Carver senior wide receiver Landy Capetillo said he is visiting Western Kentucky when the Hilltoppers take on Morgan State on Saturday, and that he plans to verbally commit to Western Kentucky after the game.
Capetillo, a 6-foot, 180-pound prospect, is rated a three-star recruit by 247 Sports and was named to the Advertiser All-Metro team last season. Through three games this season, Capetillo has nine catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns.
He is being recruited as a slot receiver, and apparently will choose Western Kentucky over offers from Troy, UAB and Georgia Southern.
“They spread the ball,” Capetillo said. “Bobby Petrino is the new head coach, and I just want to get the feel of it when I go down there and see what kind of ball they play. I know they run a spread, but I want to see how the spread is. I heard it was like the same offense as here.”
Capetillo would be the fifth Carver senior to commit to a Division I-A program, joining linebacker Shaun Hamilton (Alabama), wide receiver Charles Standberry (Ole Miss), defensive end Jon-Michael Edwards (Southern Miss) and athlete Draequon Murphy (Arkansas State.)
Carver safety on I-A radar: The seniors at Carver aren’t the only ones getting looked at by Division I-A programs. Junior safety Melvin Tyus switched from wide receiver to safety this year, and teams are starting to notice.
“I think I’m a better defensive back than I am a wide receiver,” Tyus said. “I think I can make more plays at safety. I love hitting people. My ninth-grade year, I got my helmet knocked off a couple of times, so now I feel like I can get a couple solid tackles. It’s a great transition for me.”
Tyus has 13 solo tackles, four assists, two pass breakups and one interception through three games. He has been contacted by Southern Miss and Auburn, but says Southern Miss is at the top of his list. That may be in part because his teammate, Jon-Michael Edwards, has already committed to the Golden Eagles.
“Every day he’s telling me, ‘Come on with me. I need somebody with me to push me,'” Tyus said. “He wants me there with him, but I keep telling him I’ll think about it. But I think it’d be great if I attended Southern Miss with him.”
Making good on bet: Jeff Davis principal Bobby Abrams and Carver principal Gary Hall made a friendly wager before the Vols and Wolverines took the field last Thursday.
The principal from the losing school had to come clean the floors at the winning school.
After the Wolverines ran away with a 39-6 victory, Abrams is ready to settle his debt.
“I’ll make sure I’ve got my HazMat gear on and my hat and my mask and my rubber gloves when I go over there,” Abrams said.
A date has not been set for Abrams’ cleaning duties, but he said it’ll happen soon, before the next bet.
“I would imagine some time before football season I’ll go over there, because we’re getting ready for basketball season with another bet,” Abrams said.
Big in Week 3: Even though Edgewood’s Taylor Hawthorne was named the player of the week, we didn’t want to overlook some of our other local high school football stars that had outstanding performances.
Autaugaville’s Devonte Wells caught eight passes for 178 yards and three touchdowns in a 26-20 win over Billingsley. His TD catches covered 60, 55 and 30 yards.
St. James’ Frank Moody ran 28 times for 186 yards and three touchdowns, while teammate Jonathan Robinson had 12 carries for 132 yards and a touchdown in the Trojans’ 32-14 win over Headland.
Notasulga ran away with a 60-27 victory over Verbena thanks to Martavious Brown’s huge night. Brown had 228 yards rushing and four touchdowns on six carries. Three of his touchdown runs exceeded 60 yards.
Prattville’s Kamryn Pettway, an Auburn commit, led the Lions to their first victory of the season, a 28-7 win over Wetumpka. Pettway had 15 carries for 143 yards and four touchdowns.