November 24, 2014

Powell set to make visit to USC

Quinton Powell

Quinton Powell

LB Quinton Powell of Daytona Beach, a former Florida commitment, has confirmed he will visit USC January 25th. He says the Gamecocks are very much in the picture for his services. “They are a good program and they’re a good defense,” said Powell. “They are always competitive in the SEC. South Carolina was the first school to offer me so I have a older relationship with them.” Powell will take his first visit this weekend heading West to Southern Cal. He has canceled his trip to Arkansas that was scheduled for February 1st and will visit Oregon instead. “They called me and told me they were really interested,” he said. “They want me to come check them out.” Miami is also a possibility for his final visit. “I won’t visit Florida because I’ve already been there,” he added. As for what Powell is looking for he said, “I want to see where I can live for the next four years without getting homesick. I want to go somewhere that I can feel comfortable without too much stress. I don’t have any favorites because I haven’t even taken my first visit.” Powell plans to announce on National Signing Day.

Clemson recruiter Tony Elliott will be in to visit with DE Carl Lawson of Alpharetta, GA Thursday his coach said Wednesday.  Auburn coaches Ellis Johnson and Rich Bisaccia were in with Lawson today.  He’s been committed to Auburn but his coach believes the decision will come from Clemson, North Carolina and Tennessee.  Brick Haley from LSU also met with Lawson today.  Larry Fedora from North Carolina was in on Tuesday.  Lawson will visit Tennessee this weekend and North Carolina next weekend.  The question remains, will he take an official visit to Auburn the final weekend.  Lawson has firmed up his announcement plans.  He will do so at his school on Signing Day on ESPNU at 9:00 AM according to his coach.

Clemson coaches made an in home visit with WR Ky Priester of Snellville, GA Wednesday and Priester told TigerIllustrated.com afterwards he’s now favoring Clemson.  He has been committed to NC State.  Preister will visit Clemson this weekend.  He is scheduled to visit Ohio State the next weekend.

WR Corey Cooper of Raleigh, who has drawn some interest from USC, has set an official visit to Arkansas for January 25th.  He’s a former Louisville commitment.  He has not scheduled any other visits.

Southern Cal was in with DL Montravious Adams of Vienna, GA today.  Clemson is going in on Thursday along with Georgia, Alabama and Auburn.  Adams has visited Florida and Clemson.  He will go to Alabama this weekend and Georgia the next weekend.  He’s deciding between Auburn and Southern Cal for the final visit.  He’s not indicating a favorite.

DB David Kamara of Loganville, GA will no longer take his visit to Clemson and says that he has eliminated the Tigers from consideration. “Coach (Tony) Elliott is coming to see me tomorrow but I’m not going to visit,” said Kamara. “He never scheduled a visit for me so I decided to concentrate on other schools.” Kamara rescheduled his visit to LSU. He had intended to take that trip last weekend. “They were having a junior day so they told me to come February 1st instead,” he said. Another school is now in the picture. “I’m going to visit Kentucky this weekend,” Kamara said. “The new staff offered me so I’m going to take the visit.” He will visit Ole Miss the 25th of this month. LSU, Ole Miss and Kentucky are his final three schools.

Class of 2014 LB Chris Register (6-4 220) of Greensboro has offers from Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, Duke, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Indiana and Ole Miss among others with interest from several other ACC, SEC and Big 10 schools. USC has also shown interest. Register has visited and camped at Clemson and thinks highly of the Tigers. “They are a real good team and had a great record this year,” Register said. “They’ve offered me so they’re definitely interested. They feel like I can play all three linebacker positions.” Register visited USC as well though he has not heard from the Gamecocks recently. “When I was there, there were a lot of signees on hand so they got most of the attention,” he admitted. “It’s a great team and I think they could’ve been better if it was not for injuries.” Other schools he has seen in person include Alabama, NC State, UNC and Wake Forest. Register recorded 110 total tackles, nine for loss, seven sacks, five forced fumbles and three pass deflections as a junior. He does not have a favorite.

ESPN Ranking:

1 Florida – 27
2 Alabama – 21
3 Notre Dame – 22
4 Ohio State – 22
5 Texas A&M – 34
6 USC – 14
7 Michigan – 26
8 LSU – 25
9 Georgia – 29
10 Florida State – 18
11 Texas – 13
12 Auburn – 15
13 Clemson – 15
14 Virginia Tech – 20
15 North Carolina – 20
16 South Carolina – 20
17 Washington – 21
18 Vanderbilt – 22
19 Oklahoma – 20
20 UCLA 20