April 24, 2014

Mangus pays a visit to QB Kevin Olsen

Kevin Olsen

USC quarterbacks coach GA Mangus is scheduled to visit with QB Kevin Olsen of Wayne, NJ Thursday according to Olsen’s father, who is also his coach. Mangus was in New Jersey to speak at a clinic Wednesday according to Chris Olsen. Alabama, Connecticut and Maryland were by the school Wednesday. Miami will be in next week along with Auburn. The top four with Olsen remain USC, Miami, Auburn and Wisconsin. “I think he likes what he’s seen and feels very comfortable at all four of those schools,” Coach Olsen said. “GA is coming in and we’re going to talk. We had a great, great visit with him (at USC) and he’ll reiterate a few things and just chat. He’s not going to throw. GA was at the state championship game (last December) so he’s seen him throw.” Coach Olsen said the decision from his son will come sooner than previously noted. “He’s not going to go past the end of school which for us is June 22nd,” he said. There is no leader for Olsen according to his father.

In 2010, LB Brandon Golson (6-2 230) thought he was going to USC after his outstanding senior season at Calhoun County High School. Golson signed with the Gamecocks but the school did not admit him. Golson enrolled at Fork Union Prep, VA but when USC did not readily take him back, he enrolled at Louisville. There, he got 18 hours of credits but was ruled ineligible to play after the testing service negated his score. Golson then enrolled at Georgia Military JC where he played last season and will play again this season. Golson would like to come back close to home and apparently he’s going to have that chance. Golson said Wednesday night USC has offered him. “He wants to come back to USC, he told me, if they offered,” Golson’s former high school coach Walt Wilson said. “He said I can play 35 minutes from my house and in the best conference in the country.” Golson said Kansas and Middle Tennessee State also have offered and he’s also drawing interest from Tennessee and Kansas State. Golson said he’s on track to graduate in December.

DE Jaylen Miller of Gaffney has offers from Wofford, North Carolina, NC State, Florida, Wake Forest, Duke and Alabama State with interest from Tennessee and Maryland among others. Miller has heard very little from Clemson and USC and but it does not bother him. “I’ll play in-state and I’ll go out-of-state to be honest with you,” Miller said. “I just want to find a place that is the best fit for me.” Miller does not have any favorites. “I haven’t really visited any schools yet so it would be hard to say I like one better than the other,” he admitted. This summer he plans to visit several schools including Tennessee, Florida, Wake Forest, Duke and NC State. “I want to go to some camps and take as many visits as I can but I have to talk to my parents before I make any plans,” said Miller. Spring ball began Tuesday for Gaffney and Miller believes some schools have been by already. “I don’t really know who,” he added. “I think Marshall was by yesterday.”

DB David Kamara of Loganville, GA recently visited Ole Miss for the second time with teammate, DE Robert Nkemdeche. The visit went well and the Rebels remain among his favorites. “We got to talk to the coaches and things like that,” Kamara said. He named Clemson, Ole Miss and LSU as his top three schools in no order. Clemson, Ole Miss and Mississippi State are his offers with interest from LSU, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Tigers assistant coach Marion Hobby was by his school Wednesday to talk with Kamara. “He told me they really wanted me and that they’re graduating a lot of D-Backs this year,” he said. “I really like it there. It’s a great family. I really like Dabo Swinney.” Kamara expects Clemson to return to his school for his spring game May 18th. He will attend camps at Clemson and LSU this summer. Before his senior season begins, Kamara plans to commit.

 

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6-3 Willie Moore of Cincinnati began his official visit to Oregon Wednesday. He’ll be back home late Friday night. Then, a decision between the Ducks and USC will come as early as Saturday and no later than Tuesday according to Moore’s mentor Corey Albertson. ‘It’s still South Carolina or Oregon,” Albertson said. “It’s hard to tell about a favorite. He was very excited about the opportunity to go to and see what they (Oregon) have to offer.” Moore nearly committed to Virginia Tech before Seth Greenberg was fired. New Hokies coach James Johnson has not been in touch since taking over on Monday. “He would be excited to hear from them,” Albertson said. Albertson also doesn’t want Moore to rush his decision once he gets home from Oregon. “He’s saying Saturday morning but I’m telling him Monday, Tuesday at the latest,” he said. “I told him to take a little time once you get back.”