The decision to move to the FBS ranks and Sun Belt conference in 2014 for Georgia Southern is already paying off in the eyes of recruits such as 2014 athlete Landy Capetillo, who committed to the Eagles on Saturday over Troy, UAB and Western Kentucky.
The 6-1, 180 pound athlete projects to play receiver at the next level for Georgia Southern and is rated as a three-star prospect, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Capetillo is also rated as the 126th best receiver in the nation, and the No. 28 overall player from the state of Alabama in the 2014 class.
The Carver Senior High School product has flown under the radar from big-time college programs for much of his high school career. After viewing his film, one thing that stood out to me was his play-making ability on the deep ball. His overall speed and burst off the line was impressive, and he is not afraid to go up and get the ball in traffic.
In high school he played in the slot and outside, but standing at 6-1 I would imagine he will be a slot receiver at the next level and take advantage of his ability to be a mismatch with linebackers and safeties in the perimeter.
The Eagles recruiting class currently ranks at just No. 110 overall in the nation, but they are ranked No. 9 at the FCS level with nine current commits.
Capetillo is the second wide receiver to pledge to the Eagles for the class of 2014 and is the third three-star prospect committed to Georgia Southern.
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