2018 LB Dax Hollifield of Shelby, NC was back at USC last Saturday for the Tennessee game. “It went great. I was really happy to actually see them win. I like them as much as anybody else.” He will visit North Carolina this weekend. Hollifield has offers from USC, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky.
Last week we reported that Ben Lippen 2017 QB Ben McClure had been presented with a preferred walk-on opportunity by USC. Monday night McClure informed us he was premature with that information. “There has been some miss communication. I have not yet been offered a preferred walk-on from USC. There has been discussion of me receiving one soon.” McClure has offers from Virginia Tech and Western Carolina and will visit Blacksburg November 12th.
2018 DB Israel Mukuamu of Berkeley did not make it to USC for the Tennessee game. He is planning to go to Clemson for the Pittsburgh game.
2018 OL Bailey Ottaway of Flowery Branch, GA said he’s being scouted by Clemson, USC and Georgia State He visiting USC for the Georgia game and has also been to Auburn and Georgia. He’s not been offered but feels Georgia State is strongly interested.
USC offered 2018 DE Brenton Cox of Stockbridge, GA. He also has a Clemson offer.
Lower Richland guard Clyde Trapp Jr. said Monday he currently has not planned an official visit to Clemson for this weekend. Clemson has been recruiting him but hasn’t offered. He has visited USC, Rice and Charlotte and is scheduled to visit Georgia Tech this weekend.
2018 WR Diondre Champaigne of Jones JC, MS and Fort Dorchester, a one-time USC commitment, is fourth on his team in receptions this season with 9 catches for 121 yards and 1 touchdown. He said Mississippi State and Southern Miss have been showing interest. He said he’s also talking with USC receivers coach Bryan McClendon. “Basically handle my business down here and everything will fall into place back home.” He has visited Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Mississippi State this season. And he said he may try to get over to USC when he’s home for Thanksgiving.