QB Caleb Rowe (6-3 182) of Blue Ridge committed Wednesday to Maryland while attending one of the Terps’ camps according to the TestudoTimes.com. Rowe attended Clemson’s camp last week. Maryland’s offer was the first major offer for Rowe who passed for 2680 yards, 27 touchdowns and 4 interceptions last season.
OL Martin Zandi (6-9 275) of Chapin made waves at Clemson and USC camps earlier this month. The Tigers did not offer but talked to him about coming in as a greyshirt. USC has gone a step farther. Wednesday Zandi was offered by Gamecock offensive line coach Shawn Elliott. Zandi did not make a commitment. “He’s going to call Coach Elliott back tonight,” said Chapin coach Justin Gentry. “As far as I know, it’s just to talk to him some more.” And Zandi confirmed that is his plan, just to get more information from Elliott. “We’re going to wait it out a little bit longer,” Zandi said of his commitment plans. “I’ve got three schools I’m looking at in USC, Clemson and East Carolina. I want to get to know the coaching staffs at the schools.” He said there is no timetable for a decision. Zandi is a newcomer to the offensive line. He spent the past two seasons as a defensive end. He will play left tackle for Gentry this season. “He’s an athlete,” the coach said. “He has a frame that can carry another 40-50 pounds. He has great hands and long arms. And he will grow more.” Zandi won’t turn 17 until September. His coach said he might use him some at tight end as well this season.
TE Kelvin Rainey of Yulee, FL may be closing in on making his commitment, and USC remains the clear favorite at this point. “The USC lead is pretty big, but anything can happen,” Rainey said. “I talked with Coach (Steve) Spurrier Jr. last night on Facebook. I’ve thought about committing on my birthday, July 5th. I’ll be thinking about that over the next couple of weekends.” Rainey is going to Miami for a camp this Friday thru Sunday. He said after that he’ll probably concentrate on getting ready for his season. “I’ve got to start evaluating and putting the pieces together,” Rainey said.” “In early July I’ll start putting things together.” Rainey said USC leads Georgia and Miami right now.
OL Jeremy Daniels (6-6 370) of Lakeland, GA is garnering interest from Clemson and USC. “He has really good footwork and can move for a man his size,” coach Brent Miller said. Daniels is also hearing from Georgia, Florida, Florida State, UAB and Vanderbilt. He has visited Georgia, Florida and FSU and was impressed on each visit. Daniels has camped at Georgia and an elite camp and has plans to camp at Vandy and USC later this summer. He plays on both sides of the ball for his high school. “UAB is looking at me on defense but everybody else wants be to play offensive line,” Daniels said. “It really doesn’t matter to me.” Daniels named Florida, Georgia and “either South Carolina or UAB” as his favorites.