September 1, 2014

#STRecruiting: Highly regarded Conway receiver Edwards to visit USC soon

Bryan Edwards

Bryan Edwards

Junior WR Bryan Edwards (6-3 208) of Conway plans to attend the Georgia at USC  game in two weeks. It will be his first visit this season. USC, Clemson, North Carolina, Florida, Duke and Virginia Tech have offered Edwards and he’s been drawing interest from Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and Michigan State among others.

Though he does not have favorites, Edwards feels pretty strongly about the in state schools. “Clemson and USC are definitely up there,” Edwards said. Clemson is telling me they like my size and that there is a place for me in their offense. It’s a nice place to be and they they throw the ball around a lot. I like that.”

The Gamecocks also like Edwards’ size. “USC is telling me they like that I’m a bigger receiver,” Edwards said. “They said that I could be a big threat in their offense and mentioned that they haven’t had a real big receiver in a while. They also said I could move to tight end if I keep growing. I like their stadium atmosphere and they play in the SEC, so that would give me a chance to go up against the best.”

Edwards added that he likes the wide receiver position but does not have any reservations about moving to tight end. “Whatever gets me the most playing time is where I want to be,” he said.

He plans to visit Florida, Duke and North Carolina this season and is not planning to announce a decision any time soon. He estimated the end of his senior campaign as when he would make a commitment. He did not name a leader.

#STRecruiting: Richardson now focused on four as process continues

Tavin Richardson

Tavin Richardson

WR Tavin Richardson of Byrnes remains undecided at this point but he does have his list down to four…Kentucky, Central Florida, Louisville and Nebraska.

Virginia Tech had been on his short list but Richardson said he’s not hearing from the Hokies at this point.

He will take his official visits this fall spread out over four months.  Richardson said he’s supposed to go to Nebraska in September, Central Florida in October, Louisville in November and Kentucky in December.

Kentucky is recruiting Richardson the hardest, he said, and he’s in touch with his Wildcat recruiter pretty much every day.


Swinney maintains positive outlook following loss at Georgia (AUDIO)

Germone Hopper battles for a catch in Georgia game

Germone Hopper battles for a catch in Georgia game

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has reviewed the tape of last night’s 45-21 loss in Athens and he is by no means ready to hit the panic button.

Swinney saw a lot to like from his team’s performance and even though there is SC State to deal with this week, the big picture is the Florida State game in three weeks.

That’s when the Tigers need to have it all figured out.

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#STRecruiting: USC’s top 2015 commitment Blackshear dealing with knee injury

Shameik Blackshear

Shameik Blackshear

USC 2015 commitment DE Shamiek Blackshear of Bluffton injured his knee Friday night and will have an MRI on Tuesday. His coach, Ken Cribb, said the injury occurred without contact.

“He didn’t get hit, it was where he stepped,” Cribb said. “You can’t see it on film.”

Cribb was not willing to offer an opinion as to the severity of the injury.

“We have a great trainer and a great group of doctors and I leave it up to them, Cribb said. “I can only hope that it’s not serious.”

Clemson 2015 commitment DE Clelin Ferrell of Richmond, VA suffered a season ending knee injury in his opening game of the season two weeks ago.

From the Locker Room: Tigers felt they were right there vs Georgia (AUDIO)

Freshman QB Deshaun Watson got his "welcome to college football moment" in Athens

Freshman QB Deshaun Watson got his “welcome to college football moment” in Athens

Don’t let the 45-21 final score fool you.  That was the sentiment outside the Clemson locker room after last night’s loss at Georgia.  Needing something to hang their hats on, the Tigers pointed to the fact they were in a three point game early in the fourth quarter before lightening struck for the Bulldogs in the form of three touchdowns in a span of three minutes.

Certainly, the defense caved in during that stretch allowing a pair of one play touchdown drives, but the offense did little to help as they failed to generate a first down in the fourth quarter, and only one in the second half.

Here’s what some of the Tigers had to say after the game:

Artavis Scott had 2 catches for 41 yards in college debut

Artavis Scott had 2 catches for 41 yards in college debut

AUDIO: QB Cole Stoudt [2:09]

AUDIO: Deshaun Watson [1:42]

AUDIO: DT Grady Jarrett [2:08]

AUDIO: DE Vic Beasley [2:02]

AUDIO: SAF Robert Smith [1:44]