RB Mike Davis of Stone Mountain, GA has made his decision. Davis told Rivals.com he has only told his mother and his brother, former Clemson RB James Davis of his decision. Davis said he has not told the coaches of the team he has chosen of his decision. Davis said he chose the school because it is close to home and is a good fit for him. He has taken official visits to Tennessee and Florida State. He is scheduled to take official visits to Clemson, USC and Georgia in January and said he will take those visits. Davis told Rivals he will visit USC on the 13th, Georgia on the 20th and Clemson on the 27th.
DB Thomas Brown of Seneca has committed to Furman. This season he had 60 tackles with 3 interceptions.
DB Marquise Jones of Eau Claire has committed to SC State.
ATH Ky Tyler of Columbia probably headed to junior college according to his coach. Marshall also is a possibility or Division Two.
LB Justin Muller of Columbia is looking at Fort Scott JC, KS and Georgia Military JC.
Class of 2013 LB Larenz Bryant (6-1 210) of Charlotte has offers from USC, Clemson, Illinois, NC State, North Carolina, Duke, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. He is hearing from Alabama, Notre Dame, Oregon, Nebraska, Stanford and Penn State among others. Bryant attended two camps at USC this summer, the showcase camp and a one-day camp, liking what he saw. “They have really nice facilities,” Bryant said. “All of the coaches greeted me so they’re really cool.” He has not visited Clemson but plans to do so very soon. “I’m going to go to their junior day,” he said. “Coach (Danny) Pearman visits my school all of the time so I’ve heard a lot of good things about them.” Other junior days the linebacker plans to attend include Virginia, NC State and Georgia. Bryant does not have any favorites saying, “I haven’t really taken many visits to really know who my favorites are.” He did express interest in the Tigers and Gamecocks. As a junior he rushed for 1300 yards and 22 touchdowns adding 63 tackles and four interceptions on defense. Bryant is being recruited as a linebacker.
Junior LB-TE Derwin Gray (6-5 265) of the District of Columbia has offers from Clemson, Auburn, Michigan State, Tennessee, New Mexico, North Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia and Connecticut among others. After a visit to Clemson over the summer, Gray returned home impressed. “It’s a real nice place,” Gray said. “I talked to coach (Dabo) Swinney and coach (Robbie) Caldwell and they were real cool. I saw the Clemson Walk, the weight room and the campus. I liked it a lot.” A visit to Auburn may have exceeded all other visits Gray has taken. “I went to one-day camps at Alabama and Auburn,” he said. “I really liked Auburn. It was one of the greatest trips I’ve ever taken. Their coaches are awesome. Alabama is nice too but I really liked Auburn.” He has visited Rutgers and Maryland as well and is headed to West Virginia in February. Gray is being recruited as an outside linebacker and a tight end and says he is unsure which position he will play at the next level. He does not have a favorite.
Junior RB Adam Lane (5-8 200) of Winter Haven, FL sat out his junior campaign with a broken bone in his leg but that has not deterred the offers. The Florida product has received offers from USC, Florida, Ohio State, Alabama, South Florida and Rutgers with interest coming from Clemson, Oregon, Louisville and Kansas. He is showing interest in Clemson and USC. “I’ve always liked South Carolina,” Lane said. “I think their running game fits my style well. Clemson is another school I like. They’re not afraid to put their best players on the field and Tony Elliot has been on me hard.” Lane has not visited either school but plans to make trips to both campuses. Thus far, he has been to Florida, Alabama, Rutgers and South Florida. “They’re all good programs that put a lot of emphasis on running the ball,” he said. He does not have any favorites.
DB Jordan Diggs of Fort Myers, FL will reduce his list from five to three by Monday, the first day of practice at the Army All American Game. “I hope to have it narrowed down to three,” Diggs said. “I sort of, kind of know but I’m still looking at two other schools. I want to give myself a few extra days to make sure.” USC has been one of his five along with Vanderbilt, Nebraska, Tennessee and Michigan State. He talked with Gamecock recruiter GA Mangus Monday after USC announced Lorenzo Ward as defensive coordinator. “He touched base with me about Coach Ward being defensive coordinator,” he said. “I also talked with some of the other players. Me and (Marcus) Lattimore have gotten close. I also talked to (DJ) Swearinger. He said they were all excited and fired up. That’s good for their program in terms of recruiting and everything. And to know they are going to have a guy that’s been there and comes from a 4-2-5 is pretty cool.” Diggs will announce his commitment during the all-star game.
DB Marty Williams of Fox Creek committed to Clemson in September and remains firm with the Tigers according to his coach. But Russ Schneider said Monday East Carolina continues to tantalize Williams with the idea of playing on offense, something Williams really wants to do in college. “East Carolina is recruiting him hard,” Schneider said. “They plan to come back. They are recruiting him as an upback and have told him they won’t redshirt him and will play him right away. I think he’s still going to Clemson, I haven’t heard anything different from him.” Williams will take his official visit to Clemson January 13th. His coach was not sure if he will take a visit to ECU.
DB Jordan Moore (6-3 208) of Lithonia, GA is ranked number one in the country as a hurdler but is also garnering a lot of interest in football. He has several offers in track and field including one from Clemson and has football offers from the Tigers, TCU, Michigan State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Central Florida, Ohio State, Illinois and Ole Miss. He has an offer from USC in track and the Gamecocks are showing interest in football as well. He is also hearing from Georgia and Texas. Though he has not taken a visit for football, he has been to Clemson and LSU on visits for track. “Clemson is a really nice school,” Moore said. “They started recruiting me for track but when I moved from wide receiver to free safety, they started showing interest in football too.” Moore also likes the Gamecocks. “I’m good friends with Terrence Trammell,” he said speaking or the former USC hurdler. “I’m a big fan of the SEC and coach (Steve) Spurrier is a great coach. I think they could’ve had an even better year this season and I think they will get better next year. To be a part of something like that would be great.” Though he does not have a leader, Moore voiced a high level on interest in TCU. “Gary Patterson visited me at my house on my birthday,” Moore said. “That made a big impression on me. Plus, they aren’t talking to me about moving to linebacker. They said I could stay at free safety and return kicks.” Moore will visit TCU on January 21st and is considering a visit to Ohio State the week prior. He does not have a leader.
Junior DE Devin Washington (6-3 220) of Orlando has an offer from Florida International and is hearing from USC, Florida, Georgia Tech, Miami, Syracuse, Connecticut, Texas A&M, Georgia, Central Florida, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Alabama and Auburn. “I haven’t really talked to any coaches from South Carolina but I have received a lot of hand-written letters from them,” Washington said. “Coach (Jeep) Hunter has come by my school to talk to my coach so that’s a good thing.” Washington says the presence of Jadaveon Clowney has peaked his interest in USC. “I don’t know too much about them but I watched them this year,” he said. “They’ve got a good one in Clowney. I like watching him play and want to see what he does on the field. I like coach (Steve) Spurrier. He is a pretty darn good coach.” Washington plans to visit USC next semester. He has visited UCF, Florida, FSU, Miami and Georgia Tech with the Ramblin’ Wreck making the biggest impression. “I don’t really have a top school but if I did, it would be Georgia Tech,” Washington admitted. In seven games this season, he totaled 55 tackles, seven for loss and six-and-a-half sacks.