April 18, 2014

PG Willie Moore heading to the West Coast

Moore chooses Oregon

6-3 point guard Willie Moore of Cincinnati committed to Oregon Friday morning while on his official visit with the Ducks. Moore chose Oregon over USC. “It came as a bit of a surprise,” Moore’s AAU coach Corey Albertson said. “They sent him home with scholarship papers and his mother will sign them over the weekend.” Moore will not sign a letter of intent since he had previously signed one with Duquesne in November. Two factors worked in Oregon’s favor. A Ducks’ assistant coach previously coach at Cincinnati and knew Moore well, and Moore has a close friend on the Oregon football team.

6-6 Sheldon Jeter of Beaver Falls, PA announced Thursday night he will play his college basketball in the SEC. Jeter said he will sign with Vanderbilt. He chose the Commodores over SEC rival USC, home state Penn State and Wisconsin.

University of South Carolina head women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley completed her 2012 signing class with the addition of 6-foot-5 center Wilka Montout (Cayenne, French Guiana, South America/Northeastern Oklahoma A&M). Montout (pronounced mawn-TOOT) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University and play for the Gamecocks. She will have two years of eligibility beginning with the 2012-13 academic year. “We are very excited to put the finishing touches on our 2012 recruiting class in signing Wilka,” Staley said. “She is an experienced post player who can open up the floor with her outside shooting, and her basketball IQ will help her make an immediate impact.” A two-year starter at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Montout earned Third-Team NJCAA All-America status last season after helping the Lady Norse to the Region II Tournament title and a spot in the NJCAA National Tournament. She ranked 13th in the nation with a team-best 18.6 points per game while grabbing 8.2 rebounds per game. She earned Region II MVP honors in both the regular season and the tournament, and averaged 15.5 points per game over two games in the national tournament. In 31 games as a freshman, Montout averaged 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds over 31 games. Montout joins Staley’s four early signees – Tiffany Davis (Houston, Texas/Westbury Christian), Asia Dozier (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley), Tiffany Mitchell (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) and Khadijah Sessions (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Myrtle Beach).

Wofford signed 6-6 Justin Gordon of Charlotte.  He averaged 12 points and 11 rebounds per game last season.

The Citadel signed 5-10 Janeil Jenkins of Jacksonville, FL. 

6-8 Tevin Glass of Alpharetta, GA is making his official visit to USC this weekend. 

Football News:

LB Brett Wade of Kennedale, TX has had an offer from Clemson since January and the Tigers are keeping in touch primarily thru Facebook. Recruiter Chad Morris visited in January but has not been thru this spring. Texas A&M, Arizona State and West Virginia were by the school Thursday. Baylor was in Wednesday. “I’m getting a lot of stuff from Clemson on Facebook,” Wade said. “I’m getting all the info I need thru Facebook. I’m still debating if I will visit there. I’m going on vacation to Florida in June and might visit then.” Wade said Baylor has been showing strong interest along with Texas Tech, Texas A&M and Purdue. All have offered along with Penn State, Missouri, Arizona State, West Virginia, Ole Miss, SMU, Arizona, Colorado, Wake Forest, Houston and Duke. Wade said he does not have favorites because he’s getting offers by the day. He plans to commit sometime in August.

QB Josh Dobbs of Alpharetta, GA is getting more offers with Duke and Yale his two newest. He also has offers from Boston College, Illinois, Princeton and Arizona State. USC has shown interest in Dobbs and he’s expecting quarterbacks coach GA Mangus to scout him this spring. “Unfortunately, I have not been able to participate in spring football,” Dobbs said. “I’m still playing baseball. We clinched a playoff berth last Thursday.” Dobbs said he’s also getting interest from Mississippi State, Alabama, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Kentucky and Miami. Dobbs visited USC earlier in the spring for a junior day. He also took in a game last season in Columbia. He threw for over 3100 yards and 32 touchdowns last season.

QB Corey Todd (6-3 218) of Naples, FL is very familiar with USC and has named it his top school. “My dad played tennis there and my whole family is from the area,” Todd said. “I’ve been up there a bunch of times for football games and stuff like that.” Todd is taking the wait-and-see approach as G.A. Mangus has been forthcoming with him. “Coach Mangus told me they already have two offers out there and that they’re going to wait to see how that goes,” said Todd. “That’s the way I understand it. They also want to see how I perform at camp this summer. I know he is coming down to see me practice this spring.” Other than USC, Todd is garnering interest from Wofford, Colgate, Miami, Florida, Florida International, Georgia Southern, Arkansas State, Alabama and Alabama State among others. He plans to camp at Wofford while in South Carolina. “I think they could be pretty close to offering,” he said,

DL Antonio McGhee of Bossier City, LA adds Mississippi State, SMU and Southern to his offers from USC, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Louisiana Tech and Tulane. He is hearing from LSU, Texas A&M, Houston, New Mexico and Louisiana-Lafayette. McGhee plans to visit each school that has offered him over the summer. “We’re from Georgia and still have a lot of family and friends there so we can visit South Carolina pretty easily,” he said. “I definitely want to go see them. I love the way they play defense.” McGhee has taken visits to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State with his most recent trip being to a junior day at La. Tech. “It went alright,” said McGhee. “They’re rebuilding the program and I think they’re going to do a lot of things in the future.” This summer he plans to attend camps at Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State. ‘I want to go places like Alabama so I can get my name out there,” he admitted. “Anyone who offers me is one of my favorites,” he added.