DB Jordan Diggs of Fort Meyers, FL has a top five of USC, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, Michigan State and Tennessee in no order. He plans to announce at the Army All-American game in January and wants eliminate two schools by that time. “I’ve taken all of my official visits and now I’m letting all the coaches do their in-home visits,” Diggs said. “I’m listening to what they have to say and making a list of everything I liked and didn’t like on my visits. All of the schools have a lot to offer-that’s why they’re on my list-and now I have to pick the right one. I want to have a top three by the Army (All-American) game and go from there.” G.A. Mangus visited Diggs at his high school Thursday but did not make an in-home visit. “He’s coming back this week,” he said. “I think he’s coming anyway. It’ll be either him, (Steve Spurrier) Junior or John Butler. I’m not sure what day they’re coming though.” Vanderbilt and Nebraska made their in-home visits today, Derek Dooley of Tennessee is scheduled to do so Tuesday and Michigan State is slated for Thursday. Diggs does not have a leader.
USC recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. met with committed TE Kelvin Rainey of Yulee, FL Monday in an effort to lock down his pledge and fend off a push by Arkansas. It appears Spurrier Jr. was successful. “He’s going to South Carolina,” Rainey’s coach Bobby Ramsay said. “I’d be shocked if he didn’t. His mind, to me, is made up. I think at this point it’s a done deal. They were finalizing the process of getting him into school.” Rainey will be a January enrollee. Spurrier Jr. also is working Yulee junior RB Derrick Henry who committed to Georgia last summer. “His recruiting is still open,” Ramsay said. “He’ll take some visits. South Carolina is in the mix and he’s interested.” The 6-3, 230 pound Henry rushed for 2500 yards and 33 touchdowns this season.
DE Jonathan Bullard of Shelby, NC is expected to announce his commitment next week according to his coach Mark Barnes. Barnes is unsure of which day Bullard will make his decision public. Bullard will do so while at The Shrine Bowl. Coaches from USC are expected to meet with him today. Clemson will be in on Tuesday and Florida will visit with him later in the week. The Tigers, Gamecocks and Gators are the final three schools on Bullard’s list. Coach Barnes added that Bullard has not given him any indication of a leader.
RB Mike Davis of Atlanta Sunday announced a de-commitment from Florida. And Davis indicated he may no longer consider the Gators. Davis took an official visit to Tennessee over the weekend. He is scheduled for a visit to USC December 17th. He said he’s also considering Florida State, Alabama and Miami at this point. Davis rushed for 1900 yards and 21 touchdowns this season. He’s the brother of former Clemson running back James Davis.
Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris and running backs coach Tony Elliott visited Sunday night with RB Todd Gurley of Tarboro, NC. Clemson is one of the four finalists for Gurley along with North Carolina, Georgia and NC State. He has taken official visits to Clemson, NC State and Georgia and has been to North Carolina unofficially several times. Gurley is not claiming a favorite and is planning to announce January 3rd at his all-star game. Gurley rushed for 242 yards and 4 touchdowns as his team won a state championship Saturday.
DE Tyriq McCord of Tampa made an official visit to Miami over the weekend and apparently was impressed by what he saw in Coral Gables. “Really enjoyed my visit with “The U”, McCord tweeted. Hurricane defensive lineman Anthony Chickillo served as McCord’s host and the two apparently hit it off. McCord has also taken an official visit to USC and an unofficial visit to Florida. He plans to visit Georgia officially in two weeks and he also plans to take official visits to Southern Cal and Florida. USC and Florida are still his two favorites.
DE Darius English of Powder Springs, GA was the eighth commitment of USC’s 2012 class and will take his official visit to Columbia January 14th. The following week he will visit Arkansas. “They keep telling me how good their school is academically and how I fit well into their scheme,” English said. He went on to say that he is strong in his commitment to the Gamecocks. “I wouldn’t say I won’t change my mind but I would say it’s highly unlikely,” he said. English continues to hear from the USC coaching staff. “They just keep telling me how they can’t wait to get me on campus,” English said. His last visit to USC was when he attended the Auburn game at Williams-Brice. Distance to home will not be a factor in his final decision.