The mid-year signing period for junior college recruits starts Wednesday and USC is hoping to sign three for its defense. Commitment LB Eldridge Thompson of Coffeyville, KS was visited Saturday at his mother’s home in Houston by USC’s Will Muschamp and Coleman Hutzler. “It went well,” Thompson said. “Coach Muschamp and Hutzler came and we talked about just some of the expectations that they have for me and what they want out of me when I get there.” Despite overtures from Boise State, Mississippi State and Iowa, Thompson is holding to his commitment and will sign Wednesday.
The other two the Gamecocks are targeting are defensive backs, Kaleb Chalmers of Northwest Mississippi and Keisean Nixon of Arizona Western. Chalmers visited Ole Miss over the weekend and said the visit “was good.” He plans to announce between USC and Ole Miss Monday or Tuesday. Nixon visited Tennessee over the weekend and will sign December 17th with either the Gamecocks or Vols.
Pendleton DE Brad Johnson took an official visit to Virginia Tech Thursday thru Saturday and then reported for Shrine Bowl practice Sunday. He will visit USC January 13th and Tennessee January 20th.
Clemson target LB Drew Singleton of Paramus, NJ took an official visit to Michigan over the weekend. He’s also visited Michigan and plans to see Clemson in January.
USC target DE Jaylen Twyman of Washington, DC visited Pitt over the weekend. He is scheduled to visit USC January 14th.
USC target DB Yusuf Corker of Stockbridge, GA visited Kentucky over the weekend. He’s also visited Michigan State.
Clemson offered 2018 DB Tre’ Douglas of McDonough, GA. “I really like the Tigers and they like my versatility.” Douglas has 17 offers. He went to games this season at Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama and Ohio State. He does not have favorites.
2018 ATH Marquez Ezzard of Stockbridge, GA was offered by USC. The Gamecocks like him as a receiver. “It is truly a blessing to be recruited by South Carolina. South Carolina has a well respected program and I look forward to learning more about the Gamecocks. When I spoke with coach Bryan McClendon, he spoke more about my play making abilities.” Ezzard also has offers from Tennessee, Rutgers and Louisville.
2018 OL Noah Sherburn of Canton, GA has not been offered by Clemson but is getting a lot of interest in the Tigers and he has strong interest in them. “Clemson is one of my top picks. I love what they are doing over there. Coach Venables and I are really close. He has came to my school for a couple of visits and Clemson has also been sending me a bunch of mail recently. I have huge interest in Clemson. I also went to the Clemson vs. Wofford game last year and loved it. The atmosphere was amazing and the whole feel of Death Valley was great.” Sherburn has also had interest in USC but has not been in for a visit. He’s also drawing interest from Louisville, Appalachian State, Toledo, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, Wake Forest and Florida State.