LB Gerald Turner of Goose Creek has visited USC, Clemson, Georgia Tech and North Carolina but has not taken any recent visits. He plans to be at USC for Saturday’s practice, and will go to Georgia for a visit with some teammates. Turner has offers from USC, Clemson and North Carolina. He does not have a favorite but said he won’t go further than four hours from home. Turner talked recently with USC recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. “USC plans to play me at four different positions,” he said. “Middle linebacker, outside linebacker, defensive tackle, defensive end, stand me up and with my hand down. I want to play with my hand down. USC knows how to play me better than Clemson. Clemson is like, play whatever position I want to play.”
RB Marquez Grayson of Lexington, NC says he’s been running track and working out for football in recent weeks. He’s not taken any recruiting visits recently since attending Clemson’s last junior day. “I’ve been processing things and narrowing down where I want to go this summer and spring,” Grayson said. “I’m looking for a good academic fit. All of the schools will be about the same from a football standpoint.” Grayson said he’ll visit the North Carolina schools, and he’s pretty sure he’ll visit Tennessee. He and Vols running backs coach Jay Graham have developed a good relationship. He’s also looking at visits to USC, Clemson and Ohio State. “There’s strong interest both ways between me and USC and Clemson,” Grayson said. “USC and Clemson were my top schools along with Virginia Tech. When Coach Graham left (USC), that kind of stunned me, but I know that’s part of the profession. The biggest thing for me is finding a place close enough so that my mother can see me play.” Grayson has family in South Carolina and that’s another reason USC and Clemson are appealing. Grayson has offers from Clemson, USC, Virginia, Virginia Tech, East Carolina, NC State, Tennessee, North Carolina and Duke.
The Clemson baseball team has picked up a commitment from infielder Shane Kennedy (6-2) of Sante Fe JC in Florida. This season Kennedy is batting .360 with 8 home runs and 30 RBIs. He was a freshman All American last season at North Florida.