October 25, 2014

Crosby Jr. stretches favorites list to five

Kevin Crosby

Kevin Crosby

LB Kevin Crosby Jr. of Bamberg Ehrhardt has scrapped his top three and his favorite and is starting over. According to his father and coach Butch Crosby, Junior now has a top five, in no order, of USC, Clemson, Alabama, Florida and North Carolina. Previously Crosby was favoring USC ahead of Alabama and Clemson. Crosby visited Alabama Saturday for a junior day and met with Nick Saban and other coaches. “They seem him as an athlete, a linebacker, H-Back, tight end,” Coach Crosby said. “They haven’t made a decision (on a position) but they said they really like him.” Crosby Jr. will attend Clemson’s junior day this Saturday and will go to Florida March 16th. He plans to visit USC for a home basketball game. Coach Crosby said a key for his son is the position a school wants him to play. “Florida coaches came down and met with the coaches and watched the tape and said where they want to use him,” Coach Crosby said. “Florida jumped on the radar. Florida was like, we need you at this spot. They did a great job. They made a big push in the top five. North Carolina also came in. Notre Dame has been in. Steve Spurrier is coming in Friday. Dabo Swinney was the first coach to come in.” USC and Clemson like Crosby Jr. as a tight end. Crosby Jr. has been invited to the major all-star games and right now plans to play in the Under Armour Game where his father will be one of the coaches.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney will have his in home visit with DE Carl Lawson of Alpharetta, GA this week.  Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner met with Lawson today.  Tennessee is the other school in the mix.  Lawson will visit Auburn this weekend.

For some, five official visits is enough. Not so for WR James Clark of New Smyrna Beach, FL. He has taken his five officials, but he will go to Florida this weekend for an unofficial visit. Clark visited Ohio State this past weekend. “He said he had a really nice visit,” said Clark’s high school coach Lance Jenkins. Clark has also visited Clemson, Purdue, Northwestern and Nebraska. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is scheduled to make his in home visit this week. Jenkins said Ohio State also will be in on Thursday. Clark is scheduled to make his announcement on Signing Day at his school at 9:30 AM. He has said he is down to Clemson, Florida and Ohio State.

DB Adrian Baker of Hollywood, FL said Monday he’s still split evenly between Clemson and Oklahoma with Signing Day ten days off. Baker said he will have no more in home visits and is not taking any more visits. He is scheduled to announce his choice at 11:00 AM on Signing Day.

USC head coach Steve Spurrier and linebackers coach Kirk Botkin met Monday with linebacker target Jonathan Walton of Mobile, AL. “It was pretty good,” Walton said of the meeting. “I talked to him up there (on his official visit) and I had a good time with him down here too, him and coach Botkin.” Walton, who visited Auburn over the weekend, said he’s still 50-50 between the two schools and plans to have a decision later this week.

DL Montravius Adams of Vienna, GA made his official visit to Georgia over the weekend and remains up in the air with his decision. Adams told ESPN.com he does not have a favorite after four visits. The others were to Clemson, Florida and Alabama. Adams said he will visit Auburn this coming weekend. He plans to make his decision known on National Signing Day.

WR Jordan Berry of Dutch Fork visited North Greenville over the weekend and will make a decision between North Greenville and Wingate a few days before Signing Day. He’s no longer consider an option to walk on at USC. Berry said right now he favors Wingate. “The brotherhood between the players and the coaches is close” Berry said. “I like the camaraderie among everybody.”

DE Jaylen Miller of Gaffney was scheduled to visit Maryland over the weekend but the weather prevented him from traveling. Miller has been to Georgia Tech and Tennessee and says Tennessee was his favorite visit. North Carolina’s new defensive line coach Keith Gilmore has been in touch with Miller and plans to visit him this week. Georgia Tech will be in Monday and Tennessee Thursday. Miller said this coming weekend he could visit North Carolina, NC State or Wake Forest.

DL Deadrin Senat of Immokalee, FL made his official visit to NC State over the weekend. Reached as he was boarding his plane, Senat said he did not commit to State and asked to be contacted later. He was favoring USC going into the visit. Gamecock head coach Steve Spurrier made his in home visit with Senat last week.

There does not appear to be much of a threat for Clemson regarding OL Tyrone Crowder of Hamlet, NC as Signing Day approaches. Clemson was his only official visit and he does not have one scheduled for next weekend. Clemson line coach Robbie Caldwell met with Crowder last week according to his brother. “Otherwise it’s been quiet stuff,” Charles McManus said. “Unless something last minute comes ups I don’t think we’re taking any other visits. Clemson still has a strong lead but he’s still considering a couple of other places. Georgia still has a fair shot and there’s a little intrigue with Oregon. But Clemson looks really good still.” Crowder is planning a Signing Day announcement.

LB James Hearns of Tallahassee visited Kentucky over the weekend and did not commit. “It was great,” Hearns said. “I loved it. I loved the coaching staff.” USC linebackers coach Kirk Botkin checked on Hearns when he was by the school a couple of weeks ago but he hasn’t heard from him since. He said he would be interested if USC contacted him. Hearns also has visited Auburn and said he will visit Florida State, South Florida, Houston or Louisville next weekend.

QB Asiantii Woulard of Winter Park, FL has wrapped up his official visit to UCLA and is heading back home. Along with running into some Hollywood celebrity types at a bowling alley, Woulard got a good feel for what UCLA has in mind for him. “He liked the area,” his father Mike said. ‘Their system is the type of system he wants to play in. He wants to be a drop back passer, not a runner. He’d like that to be the focal point of the offense.” Woulard also has visited Kentucky, South Florida and NC State. Florida also called recently. He plans to notify the schools out of the running soon and will announce a choice on Signing Day. “I’m not so sure he won’t know until he gets up there and picks up one of the hats,” Mike Woulard said. “He loves every one of them.” Coaches from Clemson and UCLA are expected to visit Woulard this week.

LB Skai Moore of Fort Lauderdale has wrapped up his official visit to Rutgers. He did not commit on the visit. “Rutgers was great..now At the airport heading back home,” Moore tweeted. He has also visited  USC, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin. He might take a visit to Arkansas next weekend. USC and Vandy were his top two going into this weekend’s visit.