RB Wayne Gallman (6-1 196) of Atlanta confirmed that Clemson continues to lead for his services. He did pull back on the reigns a little, however. “They’re still my favorite for right now,” Gallman said. “I haven’t visited some other schools but I do like them a lot. They are recruiting me hard.” His offers include Clemson, USC, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt. “My top five are Clemson, Georgia, Oklahoma, Florida State and Wisconsin…even though I don’t have offers from all of them,” he said. As for USC he said, “I’m interested in them but I’ve never visited. I’ll wait to see what it’s like before I talk about them.” Currently Gallman runs track limiting his time to take visits but he did say he would like to attend spring practices and games at Clemson, Georgia and Auburn. No visit to USC is yet scheduled but he does plan to attend several camps this summer. “I’m not really sure which schools I’ll camp at,” Gallman said. He did visit Clemson and Georgia earlier this year.
OL Brandon Kublanow will be at Clemson Saturday for the Tigers’ second junior day of the year. This will be his first ever visit to the campus. “I’ll be looking at the academics, how they want to use me and how I fit in there,” Kublanow said. His brother will join him on the visit. Kublanow said he talks with Clemson recruiter Chad Morris about twice a week. He has offers from Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Duke, Virginia, Boston College, Maryland, Florida, UCLA and North Carolina. He has visited Georgia and Georgia Tech and will also visit Florida and North Carolina. Kublanow has no favorites. “I’m pretty wide open,” he said, and he won’t rush a decision aiming to make one before his senior season.
DL Tashawn Bower (6-5 235) of Somerville, NJ has offer 30 offers including Clemson and USC. His other offers include Tennessee, Arkansas, LSU, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Ohio State, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Pitt and Florida State. He has visited USC and Ohio State. “It was nice to finally get down there and see what South Carolina is all about,” Bower said. “I got to meet coach (Steve) Spurrier. Academics are really important down there and they stressed that a lot. I like that. It’s a nice campus and their facilities are really nice.” He plans to visit again. He has family in Ohio and liked their school as well. “Coach (Urban) Meyer met with my family and me and told us how excited he is,” he said. “I’ve got family there and that’s good to know that there will be family close to support me. It’s a beautiful campus and I will definitely go back for another visit.” His plans to visit Georgia this weekend fell through and he is unsure of future visits. “It’s hard to find flights and get to a lot of places without missing too much school,” said Bower. He wants to take more visits but is unsure of which schools he will have an opportunity to see. “I may visit Clemson but it’ll depend on my mom and what we can do,” he admitted. Bower plans to narrow his list to 10-12 schools soon and named USC as a strong contender for the list. He does not have any favorites.
LB Jacarthy Mack of Lithonia, GA has added an offer from East Carolina to an earlier one from USC. He also went to Florida’s junior day earlier in February. “I liked the stadium, the campus, the dorms, and the weight and locker rooms,” Mack said. He’s also getting interest from Clemson, Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Florida and Louisville. Mack said there’s been nothing new from USC. He was at USC’s junior day in February. He does not have favorites and wants to make a decision by the end of summer.
RB Anthony Lauro (5-11 190) of Bradenton, FL has an offer from Akron with interest from USC, Purdue, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Boston College, Central Florida, South Florida and Miami. He visited USC for a junior day recently. “I really enjoyed it,” Lauro said. “I loved the facilities and the people were really nice. They’re at the top of the SEC academically and that’s important to me.” He noted the graduation rate as a point of interest. Lauro also visited South Florida. “It was a good experience,” he said. “They have a beautiful campus and I really like the coaches.” Lauro will visit UCF March 24th for a junior day. As for USC, “If they offer me, I will visit again. I am interested in them.” As a junior he rushed for over 600 yards adding another 600 receiving and totaled 16 touchdowns. He does not have a favorite.
Sophomore TE Kevin Crosby Jr. of Bamberg-Ehrhardt landed an offer from Virginia Tech Tuesday night. Hokie recruiter Mike O’Cain made the offer on behalf of head coach Frank Beamer. Crosby was offered last week by Southern Cal. His offer list now stands at 19. Some of his others are Clemson, USC, Alabama, North Carolina, Arizona State, NC State, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Texas Tech and Florida. Crosby will visit Clemson Saturday for junior day.