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7-on-7 Notes: North's Sawyer winnowing down colleges

North Gwinnett defensive end Dante Sawyer has narrowed it down. He has a top four for college, but he's still unsure of where he will go.

By the end of summer, however, Sawyer feels like he'll be ready to choose between Alabama, Georgia, Auburn and Tennessee.

"It's all going to come down to academics and if it's a family atmosphere when I visit those places," Sawyer said. "I want to major in business management, so they need to have a good program there."

Sawyer said he receives tweets all the time from fans who tell him they need to go to his school.

"Usually, fans from rival schools will start arguing with each other about it," he said. "You can't help but laugh at it."

While the decision may come at the end of summer, Sawyer knows his work won't be finished there, adding he has to stay focused not only in football, but in the classroom.

Ready to get going

Norcross running back/wide receiver Myles Autry hates sitting on the sideline.

After injuring his knee in last year's playoffs, he's been itching to return to the field.

In less than a month, Autry said he'll be back on the field and ready to help Norcross make a run at back-to-back state titles. He does admit the recruiting scene has been stressful, but that he takes it all in stride.

"It's still too early for me to name a top five as I'm still looking into things," he said. "I'm going to take my visits and go from there."

Autry feels like he'll have his top five by the beginning of the season, but isn't sure if he would commit near that time or wait closer to signing day.

"I have to see myself in that offense and feel like it's home," he said. "I'm going to major in finance or mechanical engineering, so they need to have a good program in one of those."

100 percent committed

Peachtree Ridge offensive lineman Orlando Brown is 100 percent committed to Tennessee.

"I'm done with my visits to other schools," he said. "Tennessee is home. I love the coaching staff and feel like I can trust them."

Brown said that he and new teammate Nick Glass (committed to Georgia) enjoy talking smack with each other, but that's as far as it goes.

"We talk about it, but it's all in good fun," he said. "We focused on trying to win games at Peachtree Ridge right now."

Tweet a day

Gainesville quarterback DeShaun Watson has been committed to Clemson for a long time. However, rumors keep popping up that he's considering other schools.

He said most days he's having to explain to coaches and family the rumors aren't true.

"I almost feel like I have to start my day sending out a tweet that says I'm still committed to Clemson," Watson said. "It's not changing."

Watson said he laughs at the rumors and finds in hilarious the "inside information" people supposedly have.

"It's annoying sometimes, but you can't help but laugh," he said. "I'm committed to Clemson and it's not going to change ...period."

Commitment coming before season

Central defensive back Darius Lattimore said he will commit before the start of the football season so he can concentrate on grades and football.

Currently, he has offers from Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Kansas State and Appalachian State, among others.

"In the end, it's going to come down to where I fit on the depth chart and the major I want to do (sports medicine)," he said. "You have to have a plan for after football and that's something I want to do."

Tennessee in the lead

Norcross liebacker Kevin Mouhon currently has Tennessee as his No. 1, but said that can change.

With no other top schools, Mouhon said he's also considered Florida State, Oregon and Miami.

"In the end, it's not going to be all about football," he said. "I want to go somewhere where I'll be happy. That's what it's going to come down to."

Issahaku trying to make a name for himself

Norcross' Ridwan Issahaku understood this could happen when he transferred from Meadowcreek. After not playing his junior year (due to transfer rules), Issahaku dropped off the radar for many teams, but that is only motivating him further.

"It humbled me in a way," he said. "I know I just have to continue to work hard."

Issahaku is making the transfer from quarterback to cornerback, which he said has been an adjustment.

"I'm learning, but I'm getting better each day," he said. "I currently have an offer from Western Kentucky, but am hoping to get more."

Offers still coming in

Mill Creek running back Johnathan Hawkins, a transfer from Central, is just starting the recruiting process. However, he knows his family is waiting on one offer to come."

"They're all LSU fans and would put a lot of presure on me to commit there if I was offered," he said. "The little kid in me would be excited to get an offer from them, but it would have no effect on my decision. I have to go where I think it's the best for me."

Hawkins currently has offers from Auburn, Arkansas, Penn State and Florida State.

With a plan to major in mathmatics, Hawkins said he could see himself as an accountant or as a math teacher.

"If I did that, then I could coach as well," Hawkins said.