USC Sunday offered WR Corey Cooper (6-1 192) of Raleigh, NC. Cooper also has offers from North Carolina, NC State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Illinois and Tulsa. He has been to junior days at Maryland and North Carolina and will go to Clemson this Saturday.
For the 2012 class Clemson landed the top player in Arkansas in RB Zac Brooks. Now, the Tigers are making a move on a Texas running back who is committed to Arkansas. The Tigers have offered Jamel James of Katy, TX. He committed to Arkansas last July. He also has offers from LSU and Texas Tech. Last season James rushed for 1011 yards and 16 touchdowns. As a sophomore he gained 1278 yards and scored 16 touchdowns.
DB Tre Bell (5-11 170) of Jersey City, NJ was first offered by USC January 18th and has added several offers since then. Ole Miss, Connecticut, Florida, Central Florida, South Florida, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Michigan, Temple, Rutgers and Wisconsin have now joined USC with offers for Bell. “I just talked to (G.A.) Mangus last week and he reminded me that they were first and that everyone is following them,” Bell said. “I’m still really interested in South Carolina.” Bell will visit USC, Florida and West Virginia in early-April for spring practices. He has recently visited West Virginia and UConn with both visits going well. “I got a chance to meet with their coaching staffs and they showed me a good time,” he said of the two trips. Bell does not have any favorites and is looking forward to his trip down South.
WR Jorian Jordan-Brown (6-1 173) of Charlotte took visits to Wake Forest and North Carolina over the last two weekends. He visited UNC two weeks ago and Wake Forest this past weekend. “The (North) Carolina visit went really well because they did a lot with us,” Jordan-Brown said. “When we were done, my feet were tired. We talked to the coaches and saw a lot. They showed us how we would fit in with their plan. At Wake, it was a PowerPoint presentation and a little less detailed than UNC.” His sole offer is from Towson with a lot of interest from Notre Dame, Maryland, Duke and Indiana. He continues to hear from USC but less frequently. “I still talk to them but I’m not sure they’re as interested now,” he said. “I’m really focused on Duke, Maryland, Notre Dame and Indiana because they’re showing the most interest and have been keeping up with my grades.” He plans to visit these four schools this summer as well as Towson and possibly USC. He did not name a favorite.
Two sport junior prospect 6-5 Davaris McGowens of Eastside made an unofficial visit to Clemson Saturday for the Tigers’ basketball game against NC State. McGowens is being evaluated by Brad Brownell’s staff as a power forward. He’s also a defensive end for the Eastside football team and has drawn interest from Clemson and USC recruiters. McGowens has a basketball offer from Jacksonville.