Listen Here, AUDIO: Recruiting
LB Reggie Ragland (6-3 240) of Madison, AL committed to Alabama last December and is maintaining that position at this point. However, he would like to take a couple of other official visits with one of those being Clemson, where his uncle Rayfield Ragland played. “It’s something I would like to do,” Ragland said. “My friend, Spencer Region, is going to try to get me the numbers to the coaches. I’m also friends with (commitment) Chad Kelly. I’m going to try to talk to him and see if he can talk to them. I’m very strong with my commitment but I would like to go out and visit just in case.” Ragland said he would also like to visit UCLA. Clemson has had contact in the past with Ragland though nothing of late. Ragland said he can play all three linebacker positions. Last season he had 91 tackles with 21 for loss.
DL Eddie Goldman of Washington, DC has taken one official visit thus far to Florida State and, according to his coach, is still in the planning mode for his others. “Alabama and Clemson look good,” Aazaar Abdul Rahim said. “I’m not sure on others. Auburn, Cal, Maryland, Miami. He’ll schedule his other visits after the season. We haven’t talked recruiting in a couple of weeks. It’s been all about football and academics. Our last game is November 11th. Things will move after that.” Goldman has been working with a final seven list of Clemson, Florida State, Alabama, Cal, Auburn, Miami and Maryland.
Looks like another epic battle for one of Georgia’s top prospects is brewing between Clemson and Georgia. The Tigers and Bulldogs have gone head to head for years over some of the Peach State’s best. After his game last Friday night, DE Kenderius Whitehead of Atlanta told Scout.com Clemson and Georgia are tied at the top with North Carolina behind them. He had planned to go to Clemson for the North Carolina game but had to take the ACT Saturday. He plans to take an official visit to Clemson and maybe one to Georgia. He has taken an official visit to North Carolina. Right now Whitehead is saying he will wait until Signing Day to announce.
LB Keilin Rayner of Leland, NC has narrowed his list to four and plans to take official visits to each school. He is down to USC, Clemson, North Carolina and Duke. “I visited UNC a couple of weeks ago and got a feel for the city,” Rayner said. “I got to meet with some of the players and look around. It’s pretty nice.” Rayner was in Columbia for the Auburn game and is planning a return trip. “I want to take an official there,” he said. A fifth official visit is likely but the destination is still unknown. “East Carolina was the first to offer me so I’ll probably go there but I still haven’t decided,” Rayner said. He has totaled 135 tackles, 50 solo and two sacks this season. There is no favorite.
6-9 Brice Johnson is expected to announce his college choice at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. A source close to the situation has said that it will be between North Carolina and Florida. There is no indication of which team leads but NC State has been eliminated, according to the source.
The signs are pointing towards USC signing 6-9 Tyrone Haughton of Miami next month. Haughton said he has not made a final decision and won’t until November. But, USC has been his only official visit and he said he has no others scheduled. “I’m down to USC,” Haughton said. “I don’t know exactly why. It’s a lot of things, a whole bunch of stuff. I just love them.” Haughton previously had talked about visiting Alabama, Virginia Tech and Connecticut but he said at this point he’s not looking at anyone else. He talked Monday night with Gamecock recruiter Neill Berry.
The Clemson basketball staff will host another of their top prospects this weekend in 6-10 Landry Nnoko of Montverde, FL. This will be his second official visit. His first was to George Washington this past weekend. Nnoko also has offers from Florida State, Florida and South Florida and has taken unofficial visits to each. He plans to sign in November. Clemson had three of its top targets for the 2012 class in for official visits this past weekend in Phillip Nolan, Tonye Jekiri and Adonis Filer.