DL Carlos Watkins of Forest City, NC will announce his college decision Friday night after his game. He is choosing between Clemson and Florida. His coach, Daniel Bailey, said tonight Watkins is still working on that final decision. “Him and his parents are going to talk to his pastor and pray on it and I think tomorrow he’ll probably know his decision and stick with it,” Bailey said. “He plans on calling both schools this week. He spoke to our local (media) people today and gave them some information about Clemson and Florida and he told them everybody will find out Friday. I think he’s going to let his mom and dad know his decision.” Watkins said earlier this week he was a very slight lean to Florida.
2013 LB Justin Bridges-Thompson (6-1 205) of Spartanburg has offers from Wake Forest and Pitt and is hearing from USC, Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, Miami, Oregon and North Carolina. “I keep in contact with Clemson and Carolina and I would say they’re showing a lot of interest,” Bridges-Thompson said. “Hopefully, there is an offer in the future from them.” He has attended two games at Clemson (Wofford and Florida State) and two games at USC (Auburn and Kentucky) and likes each school. “It’s 50-50 between them two,” he said. “They’re both in-state schools so getting an offer from them is special.” Bridges-Thompson plans to attend games at Wake Forest, Pitt and Miami this season and named the Deacons and Panthers his top two schools. “They’re the ones that have offered so that makes them my favorites,” he said. His offer from Wake Forest came after attending a camp. He plans to attend the National Proving Grounds camp in Arizona in January. Bridges-Thompson did not name a leader.
Clemson is the first to offer 2013 WR Ryan Jenkins (5-11 175) of Alpharetta. He is the brother of Tiger sophomore CB Martin Jenkins. Shortly after attending a camp this summer in Tigertown, Jenkins received an offer. “I went up there and played pretty good,” Jenkins said. “About a week later, the wide receiver coach (Jeff Scott) called me and said that have a scholarship offer for me.” Jenkins is very familiar with the school as he travels to most home games to see his brother play. “I love the atmosphere up there,” he said. “I know all about it.” Jenkins attended camps at USC, Georgia Tech and Auburn as well. He is garnering interest from Florida State, Georgia and Florida among others. His leader is Clemson and he identified Oklahoma State, Florida State and Georgia as schools of strong interest.
The USC baseball team has picked up a commitment for the 2012 class from first baseman Zack Smith (6-0 200) of USC Sumter according to DiamondProspects.com. Smith is the 14th commitment for the class. He played high school baseball at White Knoll and spent a season at Erskine before transferring to USC Sumter.