DE Jadeveon Clowney’s scheduled official visit to Clemson this weekend is still on as of early Friday evening according to a source familiar with his plans. Clowney has a basketball game tonight in Fort Mill. He’s been nursing a sprained ankle but is planning to try to play tonight. Clowney has also taken official visits to USC and Alabama. North Carolina is another possible official visit he’s considering, and LSU has been working for a trip as well. Clowney still plans to wait until Valentine’s Day to announce.
Scotts Branch DE Jerrell Adams will make an unofficial visit to Clemson Saturday for the Tigers’ basketball game with Florida State according to his coach Leonard Johnson. Adams was considering going to either USC or Clemson Saturday. He has taken official visits to both. He will make his decision early next week and announce Wednesday.
The long suspected connection between DL Ray Drew of Thomasville, GA and Georgia was made official Friday morning when Drew announced a commitment to the Bulldogs. Drew also considered Clemson, LSU, Auburn and Miami but admitted at his announcement that he had long be set on the Bulldogs, so much so he had been working behind the scenes trying to convince other prospects to join him in Athens.
USC commitment DE Mason Harris of Rossville, GA will visit Miami this weekend and will make a final decision after the visit. “I like both of them,” Harris said. “I don’t know yet (about a decision).” Asked if the commitment to USC was in jeopardy, Harris said, “Yes. I don’t know (if he’ll switch). I’ll see after the visit.” Harris is making the visit alone. Miami head coach Al Golden visited with Harris earlier in the week. USC recruiter GA Mangus visited him on Thursday.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney met with LB Stephone Anthony and DB Brandon Ellerbe of Wadesboro, NC Thursday. Swinney was the final head coach to meet in person with the players. He talked with Ellerbe at school. Anthony was under the weather and did not go to school Thursday and Swinney saw him at his house. Both players will visit North Carolina this weekend. Ellerbe remains a commitment to the Tar Heels. Anthony is deciding between Clemson, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Florida. Anthony has not given an indication regarding a favorite.
OL Spencer Region (6-5 335) of Cullman, AL is taking an official visit to Clemson this weekend and could commit to the Tigers, according to his coach, Mark Britton. “I believe, if everything goes well, he will commit,” said Britton. “That’s just my opinion. But from everything Spencer has told me, I think that is his plan.” Region has received offers from Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Vanderbilt, and LSU but appears to favor Clemson. “Michigan wanted him to drop the Clemson visit and come see them this weekend but Spencer did not want to do that,” said Britton. Britton cited Region’s relationship with Charlie Harbison as a major factor in Region’s interest in the Tigers. “Coach Harbison came on campus last year to talk to some other players, when Spencer was a junior, and forged a good relationship with him (Region),” he said. “He is real excited about the visit. I believe the official offer will come from Clemson this weekend and he will commit.”
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher made his in home visit with LB Tony Steward of St. Augustine, FL today. Fisher was the last head coach to visit with Steward who is choosing between Clemson and the Seminoles. He plans to make his announcement on Signing Day. Steward has maintained a 50-50 split between the schools.
James Island OL Jairon Harrison (6-3 298) committed to SC State.
Junior DL Martin Aiken of Bamberg Ehrhardt picked up offers from Clemson and East Carolina earlier this week. East Carolina also offered junior DL David DeLeon. Aiken and DeLeon along with freshman LB/TE Kevin Crosby will visit Georgia Tech this weekend.
Official visits this weekend…..
DE Jadeveon Clowney of South Pointe to Clemson
OL Spencer Region of Cullman, AL to Clemson
DL Phillip Dukes of Manning to UNC
LB Stephone Anthony of Wadesboro, NC to UNC
DB Brandon Ellerbe of Wadesboro, NC to UNC
LB Cedrick Cooper of Lithonia, GA to Ole Miss
DE Mason Harris of Rossville, GA to Miami