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OL J.J. Denman (6-6 310) of Fairless Hills, PA has 26 offers including USC, Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Boston College, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Virginia, Louisville, Miami, Pitt, and Purdue. He does not have a top five and has each school even but did mention USC, BC, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Penn State as schools of interest. He visited Wisconsin and Michigan for their spring games and made a spring practice at Penn State. “They went really good,” Denman said of his visits. As for USC, “I am thinking of going down there for a game,” Denman said. “I need to see how things work out and what offers I might get but I would consider taking an official visit there.” Denman says distance to home is not an issue for him.
There was no Air Force One or red carpet for DL Gimel President (6-4 250) of Wando when he visited Virginia Tech over the weekend but he says the visit went well. “I liked it a lot of there,” President said. “The players treated me like part of the family. It was like I was already on the team.” President will cutback his list to five after completing spring practice but did not indicate which schools will make the cut. “I like Clemson because they are like a family up there,” he said. “I like USC because of Coach (Brad) Lawing and how he treats the defensive lineman.” His ten offers are from USC, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, North Carolina, NC State, Maryland, Oklahoma, Central Florida and South Florida. President did not name a favorite.
LB Kaiwan Lewis (6-2 230) of Hammonton, NJ plans to narrow his list to ten schools by June 1st and says USC will make the list. “I’ll give you that one,” Lewis joked. “I know they’ll be there. I have an idea of which schools will make it and South Carolina is one of them.” Lewis thinks highly of the school and its coaches. “It’s really pretty down there,” he said. “I like the people, the food, the campus and the coaches. I’ve met most of them and they’re really great. Coach (G.A.) Mangus is recruiting me really hard. I like him a lot.” Lewis visited Virginia and had similar things to say. “I love the coaches,” Lewis said. “Mike London is a really great guy. My dad really likes him.” Lewis does not have plans to camp this summer. “I’m not camping for offers because I pretty much know which schools I like,” he said. His most recent offer came from Stanford. He adds that to offers from USC, Virginia, Tennessee, Rutgers, LSU, Boston College, East Carolina, and Tulsa. He did not name a favorite.
USC recruiter Brad Lawing was by Columbia High earlier this week to check on WR Casey Gladney. USC has not offered Gladney but would like to see him in camp this summer. Caps coach Kemper Amick said Miami plans to visit next Wednesday or Thursday and Auburn is coming in on May 9th. Amick said Auburn and Alabama are very high on Gladney who had 50 receptions and scored 16 touchdowns last season. He has offers from Kentucky, Tennessee and Cincinnati. Amick said recruiters also are checking out his QB/LB Ky Tyler (6-2 215). Gladney and Tyler will be participating in upcoming Shrine Bowl combines at Spartanburg and Blythewood High Schools
Myrtle Beach DE Tyler Knox (6-4 225) is an up and comer in recruiting circles and he’s building an impressive list of offers. Miami and Ole Miss are the latest to step up with offers. They join Kentucky, Central Florida, Memphis and Purdue. Clemson and USC are interested in Knox and plan to be in the school within the next couple of weeks. Knox is also drawing interest from East Carolina, Virginia Tech, NC State and Ohio State. Last season he had 52 tackles and 12 sacks.
Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, GA will be one of the most heavily recruited programs in the country this year with at least 17 prospects at this point. USC already has a commitment from the school and Florida has two. Clemson also is perusing the talent there and has offered LB Darreon Herring (6-3 205). “Coach (Marion) Hobby wanted me to come to Duke when he was there,” Herring said of his Clemson recruiter. “I’m going to visit Clemson. I was going to go this weekend but will wait due to the holiday. I talked with coach Hobby about a week ago.” Herring also has offers from North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Duke, West Virginia, Syracuse, Southern Miss, Nebraska, Indiana, Kentucky, South Florida and Stanford. Herring has visited Vanderbilt, South Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida and Auburn. He’s not decided on other future visits besides Clemson. He wants to make a decision before his season.