USC picked up two big pieces for its offensive line Thursday when brothers Brock and Clayton Stadnik of Greensboro, NC announced commitments to the Gamecocks. Brock Stadnik (6-5 270) is regarded as one of the top offensive line prospects in the country and had multiple offers from major BCS conference programs. Clayton Stadnik (6-3 255) plays center and is a deep snapper. He was not as highly recruited as his brother but the two decided they wanted to go to college together and at the end focused on those schools which had offered both of them…USC, Virginia Tech, NC State, Wake Forest and East Carolina. “South Carolina was always open to the idea of offering both of us,” Brock said. “That really stood out.” The brothers attended the Alabama game and came back in early April. From that point, USC was always near the top of the list. “We watched the Alabama game and we remembered how that experience was,” Brock said. “We loved the energy and the high tempo. It was probably the greatest college game I’ve ever been to.” Brock said he will graduate early and enroll in January and will be looking for early playing time. “Coach (Shawn) Elliott has told us they don’t have too many players at this point and they are recruiting lots of them and I feel like I can fit right in and play early,” he said. Their commitments give USC five for the 2012 class.
OL Patrick Miller (6-7 270) of West Palm Beach, FL is a heavily recruited prospect with numerous major offers, including one he just picked up from USC. Gamecock recruiter Jeep Hunter made the offer to Miller Wednesday. Some of his other offers are LSU, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame and Alabama. He has visited LSU, Auburn and Florida and those are his current top three.
Clemson has been showing interest in QB Patton Robinette (6-4 190) of Maryville, TN but has not offered. Robinette has offers from Purdue, Vanderbilt, Memphis and Arkansas State. He’s also drawn interest from Northwestern, Georgia, Stanford, Illinois, Syracuse, Florida State and Virginia. Last season he passed for 1800 yards with 22 touchdowns and just one interception. He also rushed for 971 yards and 11 scores. Robinette is the teammate of Clemson commitment OL Jay Guillermo.
DE Jonathan Bullard (6-4 245) of Shelby, NC has seen USC, Clemson, Auburn, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee come by his school during spring practice. Each school has offered. “I didn’t really get to talk to anyone because there were a lot of schools there on the same day,” Bullard said. He likes Clemson and USC and has visited each with return trips expected this summer. “They’re both really nice schools with a lot to offer,” he said. “I’m going to get back down to them (this summer) and see what’s up.” Bullard’s other offers include North Carolina, NC State, Vanderbilt and Nebraska. He was recently selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-America game and is unsure if he will wait for that day to make his decision. “I really don’t know yet,” Bullard said. “Me and my coach have been talking about what to do.” He does not have a favorite and has not narrowed his list.
DB Ronald Geohaghan of Allendale-Fairfax was offered today by Middle Tennessee State. North Carolina offered rising sophomore LB Kevin Crosby of Bamberg-Ehrhardt today.
Clemson is recruiting 6-9 Richard Peters of Phoenix according to the Arizona Republic. Peters was committed to Oklahoma but ended that relationship after the coaching change. He attends a prep school in Phoenix and is working academically to be able to sign now. Peters told the paper he favors Washington and added that he’s being recruited by Clemson, Marquette, Alabama, Auburn, Indiana and others.