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Clemson commitment DB Travis Blanks of Tallahassee will make his official visit to Clemson this weekend. Blanks made an unofficial visit to Georgia last weekend and Scout.com reported he might schedule an official visit with the Bulldogs depending on how the visit with Clemson goes. The Tigers also will have Miami commitment LB Keith Brown in for an official visit. USC will have committed OL Cody Waldrop of Seffner, FL in for an official visit this weekend.
QB Devin Fuller of Old Tappan, NJ left USC off his shortened list last month and says it is because he stopped hearing from the Gamecocks. “I don’t think they want me anymore because they haven’t contacted me in a while,” Fuller said. “They didn’t really tell me why they stopped recruiting me.” Fuller acknowledged that he no longer has interest in the program. Among the schools he does have interest are Alabama, Penn State, UCLA, TCU, Nebraska and Rutgers. He attended the Penn State-Alabama match up at Happy Valley and came away impressed. “It was two quality teams going at it,” he said. Through two games, Fuller has passed for over 700 yards with a combined six touchdowns, three through the air and three on the ground. He does not have a favorite.
RB Todd Gurley of Tarboro, NC has dropped Clemson from his top five and continues to favor North Carolina and Georgia. “They’re probably like sixth now,” Gurley said. “I don’t really know where I stand with them.” Gurley had considered visiting Clemson this weekend but has a make-up game instead. “If I do visit Clemson, it’ll be later in the season,” he added. His top five are UNC, UGA, Virginia Tech, NC State and Auburn. He took his first official visit to Georgia for the USC game. “It was my first SEC game and I loved the atmosphere,” he said. “I got to see two great teams battle.” Gurley’s next official visit is to Virginia Tech scheduled for October 8th. He plans to take all five but is unlikely to take one to UNC. “If I don’t go to North Carolina, I could end up going to Clemson,” Gurley said. He does not have a favorite.
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6-9 Tyrone Haughton of Miami is a key target of USC basketball coach Darrin Horne and will make an official visit with the Gamecocks this weekend. He actually will arrive in Columbia Thursday night. Horn and assistant coach Neill Berry visited Haughton Monday night. “They are nice people,” Haughton said. “I have a nice relationship with them.” Virginia Tech visited with Haughton Wednesday and Alabama also has been in. Haughton has USC and Alabama at the top of his list with no leader. “At the position I’m in, it’s kind of tough with two top teams going at it,” Haughton said. “Both teams won’t me real badly.” He also plans to make official visits to Alabama and Virginia Tech before he decides. “I want to see the coaches, the campus, a lot of things,” he said. “I want to see how they function.” Haughton’s visit to USC will be his first. He said his mother might come in with him if she can find an affordable ticket. Haughton said he can play center and power forward. “Best part of my game is dunking,” he said. “And I have a good hook shot.” Haughton could not recall his stats from last season. “I’ve never cared about stats.”
6-2 Xylina McDaniel of Spring Valley has taken an official visit to North Carolina. She has three other visits planned…USC September 30th, Connecticut October 14th and Providence October 21st according to GamecockAnthem.com. USC’s Dawn Staley has had her in home visit. She plans to sign early.
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