DE Jonathan Bullard of Shelby, NC spent the weekend at USC for his third official visit. Bullard took in the Gamecocks’ win over The Citadel. He also met with members of the defensive staff and head coach Steve Spurrier. Bullard also has taken official visits to Nebraska and Clemson. He will visit Florida officially this coming weekend, and then will get down to the business of making his decision. He plans to make that call within two weeks of his Florida visit. USC and Florida have been at the top of his list the longest, but Clemson strengthened its position with his visit there last weekend. Each school has a tie to Bullard. USC was the first to offer him, and his high school coach was Gamecock defensive lineman Travian Robertson’s high school coach. His close friend Carlos Watkins has committed to Clemson. And another close friend Raheim Ledbetter has committed to Florida.
TE Jerrel Adams (6-6 225) of Fork Union Prep, VA made his second official visit of the calendar year to USC over the weekend. Adams, the former Shrine Bowl tight end from Scott’s Branch, committed to USC for the 2011 class but did not qualify. He made an official visit to USC last January and was back for another over the weekend. “Everything was good,” Adams said. “I hung out with Shell and Clowney (Brandon and Jadeveon, former Shrine Bowl teammates). I liked everything. I’m looking forward to getting there soon and getting some playing time.” Adams will finish his academic work at Fork Union in December and enroll in January. He caught 8 touchdown passes this season.
DE Kenderius Whitehead of Atlanta made an official visit to NC State over the weekend where he also got a chance to watch another of his favorites, Clemson. But his focus was on the Wolfpack. “It went pretty well,” he said of the visit. “The atmosphere, the players and the coaches really stood out. They played great, especially their D-line. They did a great job stopping Clemson from scoring.” Whitehead has also taken an official visit to North Carolina and he plans to set dates with Clemson and Georgia. He is in weekly contact with Clemson. Whitehead said he has no favorite and won’t decide until Signing Day.
OL Jonathan McLaughlin of Mauldin took an unofficial visit to NC State over the weekend with his family and enjoyed his visit. “It went really well,” McLaughlin said. “The atmosphere was amazing. The fans really get into the game.” McLaughlin spoke with coach Jim Bridge. ‘He told me he wanted to see more film on me so I gave him a tape,” he said. “I feel really good about it because I’ve got some really good film.” McLaughlin did not receive an offer but is hopeful. “I wouldn’t say I would commit if they were to offer but it is a possibility,” he said. “I got to see the facilities and I really liked it up there.” His offers include Wake Forest, Marshall and East Carolina. He will visit North Carolina next Saturday and does not have a favorite.
Junior OL Brandon Kublanow (6-3 290) of Marietta will visit Auburn this week for the Iron Bowl. He was at Georgia last weekend for his second visit to the school. “I haven’t really taken a lot of visits this season,” he admitted. “I’ll probably visit South Carolina during the off-season.” The Gamecocks continue to show interest in the offensive lineman. “I still hear from them quite a bit,” Kublanow said. “I don’t hear from Clemson as much.” He has offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Duke and Vanderbilt and is receiving interest from USC, Tennessee, Alabama and Auburn among others. “I like UGA…I like Vandy but I wouldn’t say that there is any school way ahead of the other,” he said of his favorites. Kublanow is showing interest in USC as well.