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DB Deion Bonner of Columbus, GA plans to set an official visit to Clemson. Bonner said in an interview with Rivals.com after the Great American Football Classic in the Georgia Dome Friday night that he plans to take official visits with Clemson, Alabama and LSU. He said he’s also looking at Miami and Southern Cal for visits. Bonner saw his status as a top national prospect take a hit last spring following his arrest for theft of items from the University of Georgia football locker room. He and two others were charged with misdemeanors in the case. At one point, Bonner was suspended from the Carver High football team but was later reinstated.
OL Cody Waldrop of Seffner, FL is committed to USC and will take his official visit to Columbia this weekend as the Gamecocks host Vanderbilt. “I’m looking forward to it,” Waldrop said. Waldrop confirmed his commitment to USC and says it will be his only visit. “I’ve watched all of their games this season,” he said. “They like to run the ball just like I like to run the ball. I want them to keep going and winning.” Waldrop chose the Gamecocks over Georgia earlier this summer.
LB Keith Brown of Miami is taking an official visit to Clemson this weekend as the Tigers welcome in Florida State. It will be Brown’s first official visit. “It’s going to be an exciting weekend for the Clemson Tigers,” he said. Brown is committed to Miami but said, “I am looking around.” He has an official visit planned for FSU and is considering going to Nebraska, Penn State and Miami as well. The South Florida linebacker has 23 tackles, eight for loss, two sacks and two forced fumbles through two games. Brown did not indicate when he plans to make his final decision.
TERRY DAVIS OL 6-4 270 WYOMING, OH NC STATE
FRED TILLER ATH 6-0 175 HOMERVILLE, GA KENTUCKY
CANAAN SEVERIN WR 6-2 210 WORCESTER, MA VIRGINIA
JESSE ROGERS DE 6-3 240 ARLINGTON, TX NORTH CAROLINA
TOREY AGEE DE 6-3 240 OPELIKA, AL VANDERBILT
DEFONTA LOWE WR 6-1 185 BEARDEN, AR ARKANSAS
USC assistant coach Mike Boynton visited with 6-9 Brice Johnson of Edisto Wednesday morning. Boynton has been trying to get an official visit date with Johnson who has yet to commit to one with the Gamecocks or Clemson. He has visited NC State and North Carolina and will visit Florida October
6-10 Richard Peters of Phoenix was visited last week by Clemson assistant coach Rick Ray and is waiting to hear back regarding an official visit with the Tigers. “Coach Ray was down to watch practice and watch my weight room,” Peters said. “He liked what he saw and said he was going to report back to Coach Brownell and go from there.” Peters also has been visited by Washington State, Seton Hall and Washington. He was scheduled to visit Washington State this weekend but that’s been rescheduled for October 1st. Peters said Clemson and Washington State are two schools he wants to visit.
The Clemson women’s basketball team has picked up its fifth commitment for 2012. 5-5 PG Aisha Turner of Atlanta is considered as one of the top point guard prospects in the country according to ESPN HoopGurlz. She will join a class that also includes 6-2 Jonquel Jones of Ellicott City, MD; 5-9 Danaejah Grant of Piscataway, NJ; 6-3 Kayla Montgomery of Powder Springs, GA; and 6-3 Nyilah Jamison-Myers of Orangeburg-Wilkinson.
Despite losing three highly rated recruits to the pro draft, the 2011 USC baseball class was tabbed the #1 class in the country by Collegiate Baseball. In the release by USC Tuesday, the class numbered 21 players including football players Shon Carson and Ahmad Christian. Two players who had been early commitments, Austin Gambrell of Belton Honea Path and Alex Satterfield of Laurens Academy, are not part of the final class. Additions to the class not previously reported here are:
INF LB Danzler of State College of Florida JC
LHP Vince Fiori of Ramsey, NJ
OF Reid Moman of JL Mann
RHP Hunter Privette of Florence-Darlington TEC
INF Chase Verqason of Brevard JC, FL
OF Sean Sullivan, a transfer from Winthrop.