Gaffney coach Dan Jones said Tuesday he was called earlier in the day by USC recruiter Shawn Elliott who reaffirmed that receiver Quinshad Davis has a committable offer from the Gamecocks for the 2012 class. Davis is very interested in USC but will take three other official visits before deciding. “He wants to look at the other three,” Jones said. “USC was his favorite to start with.” Davis has made four unofficial visits to USC. He will visit Wake Forest this weekend and will go to North Carolina and Tennessee the next two weekends.
RB Todd Gurley of Tarboro, NC talked with Clemson recruiter Marion Hobby Monday night. “He called because he heard I was an undercover LSU fan,” Gurley said. The Tigers are in the final three for Gurley who will announce his decision at his school Friday. His coach said earlier Monday that Gurley is not visiting North Carolina and has not met new coach Larry Fedora, so he does not think the Tar Heels are in the mix. He feels the decision is coming down to Clemson, Georgia and NC State.
Byrnes Shrine Bowl PK Kaleb Patterson will take an official visit this weekend to Miami of Ohio….WR Colton Korn has offers from Wingate, Tusculum and Delta State…..Maryland was in last week to check on freshman receiver Tavin Richardson, sophomore quarterback Shuler Bentley and junior lineman Shane Samuels.
Junior RB Derrick Green (6-0 220) of Richmond, VA has offers from USC, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Tennessee, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Rutgers, Wisconsin, Purdue, North Carolina and NC State. He is hearing from Alabama, Oregon, Maryland and Notre Dame among others. With family in South Carolina, Green is familiar with the USC campus. “I like it a lot,” Green said. “It’s old and beautiful. I like the facilities there.” Former Gamecock running back coach Jay Graham has built a relationship with Green but his departure has not waned Green’s interest in USC. “I like that they run the ball a lot and play freshman,” he said. “I’m still very interested in them.” He has also visited Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, UVA and Virginia Tech. “I like all of those schools,” Green said adding, “They are all good academic schools with great coaching staffs.” As a junior, he rushed for over 1700 yards and 20 touchdowns. “I did most of that in the first half of games,” he said. “I didn’t play in the second half (of any games) until the playoffs.” He earned the offensive player of the year award as well. Green does not have any favorites.