Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and assistant Marion Hobby plan to make their in home visit with DE JaMichael Winston Tuesday in Mobile, AL. In fact, Winston’s coach said all three head coaches competing for Winston will be in this week. “We’ve got the Senior Bowl here this week and each has players in the game, so they can kill two birds with one stone,” Kerry Stevenson said. Bobby Petrino of Arkansas and Mark Dantonio of Michigan State also will visit Winston who made his official visit to Clemson over the weekend. “He told me he had a good time,” Stevenson said. Winston has visited Arkansas and will visit Michigan State this weekend. He has been committed to Arkansas but will announce a final decision on Signing Day.
DL DJ Reader made his official visit to Clemson over the weekend and, according to his coach, he will choose between the Tigers and Maryland. North Carolina fell off the list after filling up at Reader’s position. “He really enjoyed his visit,” coach Damon Coiro said. “He has some decisions to make.” Reader also met with Clemson baseball coach Jack Leggett on his visit. He plans to play both sports in college. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is scheduled for his in home visit Thursday. Maryland coaches also are expected to visit this week.
LB Cassanova McKinzy of Birmingham has been an Auburn commitment but after visiting Clemson over the weekend, McKinzy said he won’t say anything about his plans until after he talks with his coach Monday. “I don’t want to talk too much about that right now,” McKinzy said after returning to Birmingham. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is to visit McKinzy Tuesday. He’s also expecting a visit from Auburn. McKinzy said he enjoyed his stay at Clemson. “I like their players and their coaches seem down to earth,” he said. “Coach Venables was real cool. He seems like he’s in it for the right reasons.”
WR Quinshad Davis of Gaffney made his official visit to North Carolina this past weekend with his mother his coach Dan Jones confirmed Monday. Jones had not gotten details on the visit from Davis has of Monday morning. Davis also has visited Wake Forest and will visit Tennessee this coming weekend. Jones also confirmed USC is no longer a factor with Davis. “He just told them he wasn’t going to sign with them,” Davis said. Davis plans to make his decision known on Signing Day.
USC commitment RB Mike Davis of Stone Mountain, GA will not make an official visit to Clemson next weekend after Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney informed his brother, former Tiger star running back James Davis, that he did not want Mike to visit. On his Twitter page Sunday afternoon, James Davis wrote: “He (Swinney) sent me a text saying he did not want my brother to come on a visit for ect reasons.” James Davis, who was at Clemson over the weekend, went on to write some less than flattering things about Swinney and his opinion about how the cancellation of the visit was handled. Mike Davis said earlier Sunday he planned to visit Clemson after telling Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliott earlier in the week that he would. But he said his commitment to USC remained at 100%.
DE Josh Dawson of Tucker, GA told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday night he will not visit USC next weekend and will finalize a decision between Vanderbilt and Georgia. Dawson has been committed to Vandy and visited there over the weekend. He’s also visited Georgia recently. Head coaches from both schools are scheduled to visit with him this week.
USC target DB Chris Moody of McDonough, GA committed to Vanderbilt while on his official visit over the weekend. Moody is scheduled to visit USC next weekend. He also visited Central Florida and Memphis.
WR Chris Brown of Hanahan had a brief meeting with USC recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. earlier in the week at his school. Brown has been committed to Notre Dame and Spurrier Jr. wanted to check with him on the status of that commitment and if he would be interested in visiting the Gamecocks. Brown said Friday night he is solid with the Fighting Irish and will not take any more visits.
Columbia High WR and Alabama commitment Casey Gladney made his official visit to Alabama over the weekend. His coach, Kemper Amick, said the visit went great and Alabama is going to take Gladney if he projects to qualify. If not, they would place him in a prep school in New York. “He has a chance to qualify,” Amick said. “But it would be late.” However, Texas Tech is coming to the school tomorrow and they want to sign Gladney and take a chance on him qualifying. Tech also would sign his teammate, LB Ky Tyler according to Amick. And Marshall would take those two and another teammate, LB Justin Miller.
Spartanburg DL Jaquille Oden committed to Newberry last week. He also had an offer from NC Central and interest from Elon and Purdue. Oden played in the North-South game and was a two time all region-performer.
OL Jonathan McLaughlin of Mauldin is down to East Carolina and Marshall though Georgia Military JC is very interested according to his coach. Marshall Is his favorite right now.