Junior WR Blake Bone (6-5 190) of Woodruff has offers from Clemson, USC and Ole Miss with interest from Duke, North Carolina, LSU, Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee and Oklahoma State. “I get like 75 letters in a three-or-four day period so I haven’t come close to opening them all,” Bone admitted. “I can say a lot of teams are showing interest.” Bone has not been able to take any visits thus far but, with his season over, is considering trips to USC and Clemson. “I’m thinking about it,” he admitted. “I would like to see both schools.” As for his thoughts on the Tigers and Gamecocks he said, “Clemson has a lot of play makers at wide receiver. They don’t run a true spread so they’re talking to me about being a play maker there. South Carolina runs the ball but they also want to throw it a lot. They want me to come down there and do what I do.” He does not have any favorites saying, “I haven’t really had a chance to see any schools so it’s tough to like one more than the other.” Bone had 65 catches for 1,150 yards and 14 touchdowns this season.
DL Marquel Combs of Pierce JC, CA has reduced his list to seven. Combs said he won’t release the list for another couple of weeks, but he confirmed USC is not on the short list. “No SEC school is on it,” Combs said. USC was one of his more than 40 offers. Combs plans to announce his decision December 19th.
Junior LB Richard Yeargin III (6-4 210) of Hollywood, FL has an offer from Clemson and has the Tigers among his early favorites. “I was very excited when they offered me in the spring,” he said. “They are the kind of people you want to be surrounded by. I like the way Coach Venables runs the defense, kind of a 3-4 like we do here.” Yeargin visited Clemson, Ohio State and Georgia Tech over the summer and he has been to Miami twice for games this season. He has no more visits planned this season. He calls his current leaders Clemson, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, UCLA and Miami. “I’m very open right now,” he said. “They are all recruiting me about the same.” Yeargin said his decision likely will come in the summer. This season he has 7 sacks and 10 tackles for loss.
DE Jaylen Miller of Gaffney has offers from Furman, Wofford, LSU, Marshall, NC State, Wake Forest, Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, Alabama State and Florida. He thinks Georgia Tech may have offered but wanted to confirm it. “I think my coach told me they offered but I’m not positive right now,” he admitted. His last trip was to Atlanta to see the Yellow Jackets in action. “It was a good trip,” said Miller. “I got to see what they have to offer. They’re showing a lot of interest.” As for future trips he said, “I don’t know right now. I need to focus on the playoffs and I have plenty of time (for visits). I want to take some but I still don’t know.” He plans to take time to look at all of his options and determine the schools that best fit him before scheduling his visits. Miller has 19 sacks and eight tackles for loss this season. He did not name a favorite.
Clemson DE commitment Robert Nkemdiche will make an unofficial visit to Ole Miss this weekend to watch his brother play. This will be his fourth visit to Oxford this season.
6-8 Tavario Miller of Houston will make an official visit to USC this weekend. Miller has taken officials to Louisiana Tech, Tulsa and South Alabama. Miller is a native of the Bahamas.
USC is checking out 6-3 Eric Eaves of Gray Military Academy in Columbia according to his coach Dion Bethea. Clemson has also shown some interest. He’s also getting interest from Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Houston, UNC Wilmington and some Division Two schools. Eaves is averaging over 25 points per game this season. He prepped at Lower Richland.