LB Raekwon McMillan of Hinesville, GA plans to be among the uncommitted senior prospects at Clemson Saturday for the Georgia game. McMillan is bringing his family and plans to stay the entire weekend. “I wanted my family to see Clemson and the atmosphere,” McMillan said in a recent video interview with Rivals.com. “I want them to get the wow factor from Clemson. I’ve seen all the highs and lows.” McMillan is down to Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. He has visited each and has scheduled official visits with each. Saturday night he wants to see what Clemson will bring to the table against an SEC power in Georgia. “I’m looking to see Clemson, Watkins and Boyd put up some points against Georgia,” said McMillan who is not claiming a favorite at this point.
DL Peyton Newell of Hiawatha, KS Friday announced a commitment to Nebraska. He chose the Cornhuskers over USC. He also considered Kansas and Kansas State.
Junior OL Mason Veal (6-6 290) of Charlotte attended camps at Clemson and USC this summer and has offers from both schools. North Carolina and NC State are his other offers with Georgia, Tennessee and Vanderbilt showing interest. Veal will attend the Clemson-Georgia game Saturday. He enjoyed his visit to Clemson earlier this summer. “It was my first time down there and I got a chance to meet (offensive line coach) Robbie Caldwell,” said Veal. “He seemed like a real cool guy. Clemson was great. It’s a family atmosphere, not just with the players, but with the coaches. I like that football is really important in that community.” Veal also attended a camp at USC and was equally impressed. “It was pretty laid back because we only worked for about 45 minutes, but I really like coach Shawn Elliott,” he said. ” I like was he’s about I like their dedication to winning the SEC and it’s a place I could see myself playing.” A USC game is in Veal’s future though he has not settled on which one. His other camps included UNC and Georgia. Though Veal does not have any favorites, he named Clemson, USC and North Carolina as his top schools in no order. “UNC is close to home and it’s a great academic school,” Veal said. “I really like their coaches.”
Junior DE Austin Bryant (6-4 240) of Thomasville, GA wanted to visit Clemson this weekend but that trip will have to wait. With Georgia coming to town, the defensive end who has an offer from the Tigers, will not be able to attend due to the demand for tickets. “I waited too long and now they don’t have a ticket for me,” said Bryant. “Now I’m going to have to wait for the Florida State game probably, before I go up there.” FSU, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss and Mississippi State have also offered. Bryant has not visited Clemson but says he is interested in the Tigers. “I talked to coach (Danny) Pearman today, actually,” he said. “He said he is coming down to see me play soon. I don’t know too much about them but I like what they have to offer.” Bryant attended a camp at Florida State this summer and is showing a lot of interest in the Seminoles. “It’s right down the road from where I live, so that’s good,” Bryant said. “I really liked the way they run things there.” He will attend Auburn’s season-opener against Washington State this weekend and is still deciding on other games he would like to attend. Auburn and Georgia have not offered but are showing interest. Bryant totaled 106 tackles with 19 for loss as a sophomore. He does not have any favorites.
One of USC’s top basketball targets for the 2014 class, 6-7 Dante Buford of Jacksonville, FL, made a quick unofficial visit to Columbia Thursday for the season opening football game. Buford revealed his visit on his Twitter account. Buford is also set for an official visit to USC the first weekend in November. Between now and then he is scheduled for official visits to Oklahoma, Miami, Oklahoma State and Southern Cal. USC is hosting 6-5 TeMarcus Blanton for an official visit thru Saturday.