Class of 2014 Friendship Collegiate Academy DB D’Andre Payne will announce his college commitment Wednesday morning per a tweet from Tom Loy of 247Sports Tuesday night.
— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) April 3, 2013
The Terrapins are in the final group along with Florida State, Virginia, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Clemson for the #2 prospect in the District of Columbia per the 247Sports Composite. Payne was named the Overall MVP of the Next Level Nation Five-Star Elite Showcase held in Frederick, MD on March 9th at an event that brought together nearly 300 prospects.
Payne just completed a visit to Vanderbilt last weekend and had visited the University of Tennessee earlier in the month of March. Payne’s last trip to College Park came about six weeks ago when took an unofficial visit to the University of Maryland for their junior day on February 16th.
At this point in time it appears as if the Tennessee Volunteers appear to be the team to beat for the services of the four-star DB. Look for Payne’s announcement to come between 9:00 and 10:00 AM Wednesday morning. Should any news surrounding this announcement come up in the next 12 hours I will be sure to keep you updated but as of right now I think the Vols should be looked at as the favorite in this decision.