DE Kenderius Whitehead of Atlanta has confirmed to Rivals.com what his coach told us earlier this month… he might announce a commitment this weekend at the Semper Fidelis AA Game in Phoenix. The Game is January 3rd but he arrives on site on December 29th. He has taken official visits to NC State and Georgia and is scheduled to visit Clemson January 14th. But he said he knows enough about Clemson based on two unofficial visits to make a call on his commitment without taking an official visit with the Tigers. His coach said Clemson is in good shape with him.
USC recruited RB L’Tavius Mathers of Chattanooga last summer, he made an unofficial visit on July 6th, but he committed to Ole Miss in August. According to a story in The Tennessean, the contact between Mathers and the Gamecocks remains alive as does his interest in USC. Mathers was named the high school player of the year in Tennessee for the second straight season after rushing for 2253 yards and 27 touchdowns. With the coaching change at Ole Miss, Mathers has not ruled out looking elsewhere. He told the paper USC, Vanderbilt and Arkansas remain options. He wants to make his decision before Signing Day. In his last two season Mathers rushed for 4867 yards and 58 touchdowns.
USC baseball signee OF Jamie Jarmon was named the Delaware offensive player of the year in a vote of state coaches. Jarmon was a four year starter at quarterback for Indian River High School and had one of the best season’s ever in high school football in Delaware rushing for 1428 yards and 29 touchdowns and passing for 2151 yards and 24 touchdowns in leading his team to the state championship. The 6-3, 205 pound Jarmon ran a no huddle offense and called nearly all his plays. His offense averaged 39.9 points per game. Jarmon’s high school coach told the News Journal newspaper of Delaware that he would hate to see Jarmon not play football. But before Gamecock fans get excited about the thought of another two sport athlete joining the football team, Jarmon has made his plans clear. “My goal is to make it to the Major Leagues,” Jarmon told the paper. “So, the sooner I can start my road to the show, the better.” Jarmon may not even make it to USC for baseball. The pro scouts are expressing strong interest in him for this summer’s draft.