DE Jadeveon Clowney (6-6 240) of South Pointe says he may travel to Columbia for the USC/Tennessee game this weekend. He did not say he will definitely make the trip but did say, “I’m thinking about it.” Clowney also says that the five schools he would like to take official visits to are now USC, Alabama, Miami, Florida State, and Ohio State. Clowney did not indicate when he will take any of these visits and does not have a leader.
DB Sheldon Royster (5-11 190) of Jersey City, NJ had planned to take his official visit to USC in January. But he has decided to take that visit this weekend. This will be his second visit to Columbia. He made an unofficial visit in July. Royster is also scheduled for official visits in December to Miami and Rutgers. He’s also been considering North Carolina.
LB Mike Rose (6-4 215) of Hillcrest was scheduled to visit West Virginia last Saturday but did not make the trip. “Actually, the coach called and told me I should come on another weekend,” said Rose. He says he will reschedule the visit but is unsure of when that will be. Rose has narrowed his list to Maryland, Wake Forest, NC State, Kentucky, and West Virginia. He has not taken any officials but has visited Maryland, Wake Forest, and NC State. Rose did not name a favorite.
LB Marcquis Roberts (6-1 205) of Powder Springs, GA was initially scheduled to take an official to Virginia this weekend but will not make the trip. “It was not good timing,” said Roberts. “I may talk to them and try and go another time.” He will be at USC next weekend and confirmed that teammate, TE Rory Anderson, will make the trip with him. He says USC continues to lead for his services and did not rule out the possibility of committing on the visit. He will take an official visit to West Virginia the following weekend and says he could take more visits after that. “I’m going to visit some other places,” he said. “I just don’t know where yet.” USC will be his first official visit.
WR Stanton Seckinger (6-5 200) of Porter Gaud says he is down to Clemson and NC State. “I am really just focusing on those two schools right now,” he said. Seckinger was at the Clemson/Georgia Tech and says it gave the Tigers a slight edge right now. “They’ve got a lot going for them,” said Seckinger. “It’s a really nice place.” Seckinger says Virginia is the latest school to inquire about him. “They talked to my coach so I don’t really know what they want,” he explained. “I’m sure they probably want some film on me.” Seckinger is unsure when he will make a decision and says he just wants to pick the right school for him.
DL Maurice Couch (6-3 290) of Garden City JC, KS said Wednesday night Southern Cal is potentially coming back on his list to join USC and Tennessee. “I’m thinking about considering Southern Cal again,” Couch said. “I’ve just been thinking about it myself. I’m not sure yet.” Couch said Southern Cal has been in touch with his coaches. He also spoke with USC defensive line coach Brad Lawing last week and has also been in touch with Tennessee. Couch said USC and Tennessee remain his top two with no leader. He has taken his official visit to USC and will try to make another visit during the Christmas holiday break. He will take his official visit to Tennessee November 12th. This season Couch said he has 40 tackles and 6 sacks.
6-9 Nick Jacobs of Atlanta chose Alabama over Clemson, Georgia and Florida largely due to his comfort level at the school his coach said Tuesday night. Jacobs announced his commitment earlier Tuesday at a news conference at his school. “He just felt more comfortable when he went there on his visit,” Michael Reddick said. “It was just a feeling he had. He really wrestled with it. He couldn’t go wrong with any of them. He just had a better feel at Alabama. He had a good repoire with the players.” Jacobs was the second big miss for the Clemson staff this recruiting campaign. Earlier 6-5 guard Damarcus Harrison of Greenwood committed to BYU over the Tigers.
RODNEY HOOD 6-7 MERIDIAN, MS MISSISSIPPI STATE