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DL Jonathan Bullard of Shelby, NC plans to be at USC Saturday on an unofficial visit. He has taken an official visit to Nebraska and is also looking at Florida, Clemson and Tennessee for visits.
TE Kelvin Rainey has been a USC commitment since June, but the strength of that commitment was tested some over the weekend while he made an official visit to Arkansas. “That’s what happens when you go on a visit,” Rainey said. “The visit went good, it was amazing, and I enjoyed everything I did. And he (Bobby Petrino) puts tight ends in the League (NFL).” Rainey was in the unique position of watching the team to which he was committed and the team that was trying to lure him away. “I was focused on the play calling,” he said. “Arkansas has more talent with Lattimore being out. We’re not at our full strength. Once they get this recruiting class in, we’re going to be right back at it.” And Rainey indicated he still plans to be a part of that class. “It’s still strong, I’m still strongly committed,” he said. “We’ll see how it goes this week at South Carolina (on his official visit). Next week, I’ll make it really official, but I’ve got something to think about. I’ll visit South Carolina and then evaluate after the weekend.” Rainey is graduating from school early so he plans to firm up his plans soon after his USC visit.
RB Todd Gurley of Tarboro, NC will take an official visit to Clemson over the weekend. It is his second official visit after his trip to Georgia in September. Gurley says his top schools are Clemson, USC, North Carolina, Georgia, NC State, Auburn and Virginia Tech in no order. As for Clemson he said, “I wouldn’t take an official visit to a school if I was not interested. I am looking forward to seeing what they have to offer.” Gurley has not scheduled any of his other official visits and remains uncertain as to which schools he could travel to. “I don’t know if I’m going to take all five visits or not,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.” USC is one of the schools Gurley is undecided on whether or not he will visit. He did not name a leader.
WR Jody Fuller of Monroe, NC will take his official visit to USC this weekend for the Florida game. “Nothing’s changed,” Fuller confirmed. “I’ll be there this weekend.” Fuller is one of three wide receivers committed to the Gamecocks and says his commitment remains very strong. He still plans to take official visits to Tennessee and Illinois. No dates set for either trip.
WR Kwinton Smith of Dillon is committed to USC but took an official visit to Florida over the weekend. That visit has him thinking. “I’m still committed to Carolina but (Florida) is in the back of my mind,” admitted Smith. “I got to see a lot of things that I didn’t see the first time I was there. I saw more of the campus and the player’s lifestyle. I got to see how they are treated.” Smith still has an official visit to USC to take and that is the only other visit on his schedule. He plans to be in attendance for the Florida game Saturday and the Clemson game as well.
6-3 PG Adonis Filer, a Chicago native who attends school in Massachusetts, committed to Clemson Tuesday becoming the Tigers’ fifth pledge for the 2012 class. Filer picked the Tigers over Tennessee, Utah and Purdue. Filer made his official visit to Clemson October 22nd and had been heavily pursued by Tiger recruiter Rick Ray. “I liked how the coaches are and how the players are, and the type of school,” Filer said. “The players were always texting me and encouraging me to come there. And they play my style, they push it. They have a good fan base and the play in the ACC.” Filer averaged 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists per game last season. He also considered Utah, Tennessee and Purdue and narrowed his decision to the Tigers and the Utes. He plans to sign Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.