OL Joey Bloomfield (6-6 305) of Louisville, KY has been to Clemson for a game this season and might be back in a couple of weeks for the Wake Forest game. Clemson has not offered but is showing interest along with Louisville, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Mississippi State. Bloomfield said he will send out a tape to USC to see if there’s any interest from the Gamecocks. After seeing Clemson in the Florida State game, Bloomfield has the Tigers out front. “I loved the fan base and the environment,” he said. “And the coaches are awesome.” Bloomfield has also been to games at Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee and will go to Purdue, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Penn State for games. He’s going back to Louisville for a game Saturday. He plans to make his decision before next season.
USC will lose senior placekicker Jay Wooten after the season and does not have another scholarship placekicker on the team. That is obviously a position of need for the 2012 class, but with few scholarships remaining for the class, the Gamecocks may not be willing to spend one on a kicker. If they decide to, one candidate is Nick St. Germain of Marietta, GA. He’s the teammate of Gamecock commitment Darius English. St. Germain is 9-14 on field goals this season with four over 42 yards and a long of 49 yards. He’s 34-34 on extra points, and he has 40 touchbacks on 50 kickoffs. Last season he was the placekicker on the AP 4A All State Team. USC is showing strong interest in St. Germain and he plans to take an unofficial visit for the Florida game.
LB Nick Dawson of Charlotte continues to take it easy on the recruiting front but does have a top three. Clemson, Louisville and North Carolina are vying for his services. “I haven’t been anywhere in about a month,” Dawson said. “Just been working on football and improving my skills.” Dawson plans to take all five official visits acknowledging that it is highly likely he will visit his top three. “I don’t who the other two (schools) will be though,” he admitted. He has not scheduled any of his visits. Dawson was at the Clemson-Florida State game and the UNC-Rutgers contest as well. He does not have a favorite.
DB Trae Elston of Oxford, AL is no longer looking at Clemson. The Tigers were in his top five but have stopped contacting Elston. “I haven’t heard from them in a while,” he said. “They wanted me to go ahead and commit early but I wasn’t ready. Their class started to fill up so there isn’t really room for me.” Elston now has a top six of LSU, Tennessee, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida and Florida State. He plans to take official visits to Tennessee and LSU but has not set dates for either visit. He did not name a leader.
The Clemson basketball staff will have a pair of official visits this weekend including committed PG Jordan Roper of Irmo. Roper committed to the Tigers last June and has held firm to that pledge. Also visiting this weekend will be 2012 target 6-10 Landry Nnoko, a native of Cameroon who attends Montverde Academy in Florida. He has also visited George Washington and plans to visit Florida State. He has visited Florida State, Florida and South Florida unofficially.