September 30, 2014

Recruiting Report 2.13.12

DE Devin Washington of Orlando continues to hear regularly from USC though the Gamecocks have not yet come thru with an offer. “I get mail every day,” Washington said. “They recently sent me their spring practice schedule. I plan to come in for a spring practice and a camp.” Washington has offers from Central Florida, Ole Miss, Illinois and Cincinnati. He’s also hearing from Auburn, Florida, Miami, Georgia Tech, Syracuse and Utah. He has been to Miami and Auburn and is going to Florida’s junior day this Saturday. He also plans to visit Illinois and Central Florida. There is no favorite.

OL Justin Evans (6-6 265) of Wilson has offers from East Carolina, Virginia Tech and Tennessee with interest from USC and Clemson among others, according to coach Darryl Page. “I suspect Clemson may offer after he takes a junior day visit there,” Page said. “Coach (Danny) Pearman has done a really good job of recruiting him.” Evans is playing basketball which has made visiting schools difficult. He will likely begin that process following the season. “My job is to inform his family on what is out there and let them make those decisions,” said Evans’ coach. “I would imagine they would be interested in the in-state teams but I don’t want to put words in their mouths. Both schools are top 25 programs with a lot of recent success and are very close to home.” Coach Page says the Gamecocks has begun to show interest in Evans as well. “I can imagine they’re very interested in him as well since he is one of the top players in the state,” he said. “They have shown a renewed interest.” Page is unsure whether Evans has a leader.

Offers for OL Derwin Gray (6-5 280) of Washington, DC have reached double digits. Clemson is in the group along with Auburn, Michigan State, Syracuse, New Mexico, Rutgers, West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, Ohio State, Nebraska and Washington. Gray, who also plays defensive end, visited Clemson last summer and plans to get back. “I really have a lot of interest,” Gray said. “I could see myself playing at Clemson.” Also last summer gray visited Auburn, Alabama, Rutgers and Maryland. And he has been to junior days recently at Maryland Rutgers. He will go to Miami in March, and while in Florida, he will visit either Florida or Florida State. He has no favorite and no timeframe for a decision.

QB Riley Ferguson of Matthews, NC added offers from Auburn, North Carolina and South Florida last week. Ferguson has had offers from Clemson, Michigan, LSU, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Maryland and Alabama. USC also is showing interest but hasn’t offered. Ferguson visited USC over the Thanksgiving holiday for a practice and talked with recruiter GA Mangus then. And he continues to receive mail from Clemson. Ferguson went to North Carolina last Wednesday and that’s been his only visit of the winter. He has nothing else set at this point and he has no favorite. “I’m going to let everybody offer and then visit in the spring and make a decision,” Ferguson said. “I’m wide open.”

Baseball News:

OF Austin Meadows (6-3 200) of Loganville, GA, ranked the #2 prospect in the country by PerfectGame.com for 2013, has committed to Clemson. He chose the Tigers over offers from USC, North Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Auburn. Meadows is a left handed hitter described by PerfectGame as an outstanding athlete with huge potential wit his bat. Last summer for the Under16 Team USA National Team, Meadows batted .537 with one homer and drove in a tournament record 28 runs. Last spring for his high school he hit .388 with one home run and 18 RBIs in only 49 at bats.