RB Todd Gurley of Tarboro, NC said today he no longer has a favorite among his final schools of Clemson, Georgia, North Carolina and NC State. Gurley has had North Carolina and Georgia at the top. He will announce his decision at his all-star game in early January.
DB Chaz Elder of College Park, GA made his official visit to Georgia over the weekend with his dad. Elder has made several trips to Athens, so there wasn’t much new for him to see. He did, however, learn more about what Mark Richt and the defensive coaches would have in store for him. “The coaches showed me how their safeties play,” Elder said. “Coach Richt, he’s a pretty good guy.” Elder has been favoring USC and said the visit didn’t change his thinking. “It’s still the same, USC is still in the lead,” Elder said. “I just feel at home at South Carolina.” Elder said Vanderbilt and Arkansas remain on his list and he plans to visit both. He will announce his commitment January 5th at the Under Armour All Star Game.
Junior WR Dannon Cavil (6-5 210) of San Antonio is an early target of Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris. Cavil said Morris offered him last summer. The two have kept in touch thru mail and e-mail since then. Cavil said he has definite interest in the Tigers. “Coach Morris is an offensive genius,” he said. “And Sammy Watkins is a beast, a joy to watch.” Baylor also has offered and Cavil also is getting interest from Southern Cal, Arkansas, Alabama, LSU, UCLA, Texas A&M, Texas and TCU. He hopes to visit Clemson this summer. Cavil missed all but two quarters of this season with a torn hamstring and a MCL injury. As a sophomore he had 23 catches for 425 yards and 7 touchdowns. “I’m explosive and I get in and out my breaks fast,” Cavil said. “I have good hands and I make big plays.”
Junior WR Mike Williams (6-5 210) of Lake Marion has offers from USC, Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee according to his coach Chris Carter. “He’s an outstanding athlete who plays quarterback, wide receiver and tight end,” coach Carter said. “He can play anywhere on the field but is being projected at wide receiver. He’s in the mold of Sidney Rice and Alshon Jeffery.” Williams is taking the process slowly and does not have any favorites. “He’s visited all the schools that have offered him except for Tennessee,” his coach said. “Right now, he is pretty wide open. I think he wants to look around and see what there is out there.” Williams is getting looks from most SEC schools, Florida State, Oregon and Duke among others. “I think he’ll be able to go to pretty much any school he wants to,” Carter added. Williams is showing interest in several schools according to Carter.