September 2, 2014

Florida standout has USC & Clemson in his final 10

Devin Washington

DE Devin Washington of Orlando is down to 10 schools from 27 offers. Washington listed his final 10 on his Twitter account. Making the cut were USC, Clemson, Central Florida, Vanderbilt, NC State, Duke, South Florida, Florida International, Ole Miss and Missouri. Washington plans to cut the list in half this summer and then take his official visits. He has not determined a commitment date. Washington is regarded as one of the top prospects in Florida. He had 55 tackles with 11 sacks last season.

WR Uriah LeMay of Matthews, NC has cut his list to a final 10.  They are Clemson, USC, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisville, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Ohio State and Tennessee.  LeMay visited Clemson and USC earlier in the spring.  His brother is a quarterback at Georgia. 

DE Lewis Neal of Wilson, NC has decommitted from Ohio State. Neal revealed his decision on his Twitter page. “Y’all are still on top list, trust me,” Neal wrote to Buckeye fans. His decommitment comes after picking up an offer from LSU. Neal had committed to Ohio State April 23rd. Clemson and USC were two schools Neal considered strongly before his commitment. He visited both in April. Some of his other offers are North Carolina, NC State, Vanderbilt and Purdue.

USC LB commitment Kight Dallas of Lithonia, GA plans to visit Arkansas this summer and is considering taking an official visit there in the fall. Dallas is also looking at Houston and Mississippi State for possible visits. Dallas said Arkansas’ success in the SEC is one reason he wants to visit there. He said USC is aware of his plans to take other visits. Dallas committed to the Gamecocks April 5th.

WR Jonathan Rumph (6-5 215) of Brookland-Cayce and Holmes JC, MS has offers from Georgia, Arkansas, LSU, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.  Last season he had 606 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns. 

QB Riley Ferguson (6-3 190) of Matthews, NC has offers that include USC, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, LSU, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Louisville and Maryland. He plans to narrow his list to five by the end of this academic school year. USC and Alabama are the two schools he visited this spring and have a good chance of making that list. “I went to South Carolina and got to see them practice and I talked to the coaches,” Ferguson said. “I got to see the facilities. I’m definitely going to visit them again. I loved Alabama. I was there for the spring game and I toured the campus. It was really nice.” Ferguson spoke with Clemson Monday and is unlikely to visit the Tigers. “They told me they were unsure if they were going to bring a quarterback in on this class but they said I would be one of their top targets if they decide to do so,” he said. USC, LSU, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Ohio State and others were by his school Tuesday to watch his team’s first spring practice. He expects more schools to stop by this week. Other visits he plans to take this summer include Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Virginia Tech. As a junior he threw for over 3300 yards and 53 touchdowns. He did not name a leader.

OL Austin Bland of Ft. Lauderdale suffered a slight setback this spring with an injury to his left knee. He tore his lateral meniscus and will miss a month of action. “Unfortunately, it’s the month we have spring practice,” Bland said. Several programs are showing interest in the South Florida product but are waiting to see more before offering. “They want to see me play in person so it’s a little frustrating not being able to play right now,” he admitted. “Wake Forest came by the school today but they didn’t know I was hurt.” USC, Florida, Florida State, Arkansas, Wake Forest, Georgia, West Virginia and Indiana are among schools maintaining contact with Bland. “I talk to Arkansas just about every week,” he said. “I’m definitely going to camp there this summer.” He also plans to attend camps at USC, FSU, and Florida. “I’m going to visit Troy in two weeks,” added Bland. FSU is his “number one school” and an offer would likely lead to a commitment before his senior campaign. Bland has also been invited to play for Team USA vs. The World this summer. He remains interested in the Gamecocks.

Basketball News:

6-6 Sheldon Jeter of Beaver Falls, PA has made his decision his father said Wednesday afternoon.  “I think he has,” Carliss Jeter said.  “I don’t know who it is.  I don’t know what he’s thinking.  It’s been hard for him.  He likes all the coaches.”  Sheldon Jeter spoke to a USC coach Wednesday afternoon.  His father wasn’t sure which coach that was.  Jeter is choosing between USC, Penn State, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.  He is to inform his parents tonight and will announce the choice tomorrow.  The details of when and where the announcement will be made have not yet been determined. 

6-2 PG Bryan Harris of Baltimore signed with Wofford.  He had signed with Duquesne but got out of that after the coach was fired.

Wrestling:

Scott Swindell of Chapin signed with Newberry.  He had a 177-22 career record with the Eagles.