RB Wayne Gallman (6-1 195) of Loganville, GA committed to Clemson Wednesday morning becoming the first of what the Tigers hope will be three commitments from Grayson High School. Gallman had been favoring the Tigers for most of the recruiting period and picked them over Georgia, Oklahoma, Florida State and Wisconsin. “Deep in my heart, something just told me this was the place for me,” Gallman said. “I felt it just was the right place. I’ll fit in good with their offense but I know I’ll have to work to get my spot.” Gallman will be at Clemson Friday with his mom but won’t stay for Saturday’s spring game. He is Clemson’s sixth commitment for the 2013 class. Last season Gallman rushed for 700 yards and 8 touchdowns. Clemson is also in hot pursuit of two of his teammates. The #1 target is DE Robert Nkemdiche, rated by some the top prospect in the country. Clemson and LSU appear to be his two favorites. Clemson also has offered DB David Kamara. They like Clemson but I don’t know what they are going to do,” Gallman said.
WR Jonathan “Bug” Howard of Rochelle, GA has had a couple of days to think about the offer he got from Clemson Monday. He has not made a final decision, yet, but Clemson looks like his ultimate destination. “Clemson was the offer I was looking for and I finally got it,” Howard said Tuesday night. “I think it’s pretty much that I’m going to commit. My parents were hoping I would get the offer because it’s where I want to be. My father wants me to wait it out to see on other offers, but I’m pretty much set on Clemson.” Howard said a commitment wouldn’t come before the summer. He would like to get to Clemson’s spring game Saturday but has an AAU tournament. Howard also has offers from NC State, Louisville and South Florida.
Two of the country’s top prospects, RB Derrick Green of Richmond, VA and DB Kendall Fuller of Olney, MD are very strong on Clemson right now. In fact, Green said recently he favors Clemson over Ohio State. Green told Mike Farrell of Rivals.com following a recent combine that the Tigers have overtaken the Buckeyes. “I have a great relationship with the coaching staff,’ Green said. “They didn’t take any backs last year.” Green has visited Clemson and plans to go to Ohio State for the spring game April 21st. He also wants to visit Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Arkansas. Green has visited Wisconsin. At the same combine, Farrell also interviewed Fuller who identified his top six, in no order, as Clemson, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Michigan, Maryland and Alabama. He has visited Clemson, Virginia Tech and Tennessee. Fuller’s teammate and close friend, LB Darian O’Daniel, is favoring Clemson and Fuller said the two could end up together at Clemson. Both visited Clemson for the junior day in early March.
DE Tyquan Lewis of Tarboro, NC attended USC’s spring practice Tuesday and is staying overnight in Columbia. Wednesday he will go on a tour of the campus and check out the academic side of the school. His mother is with him on his visit which is his first to USC. Lewis kept a close eye on the defensive line during Tuesday’s practice. “They are athletic and seemed to get after it,” Lewis said. He talked with Gamecock assistants Everette Sands, Joe Robinson and Brad Lawing along with defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and the rest of the defensive linemen. Lewis will go to North Carolina Thursday and stay there thru the spring game Saturday. He has been to North Carolina before and has also visited Clemson, NC State and Wake Forest. He said he probably will go to Ohio State for its spring game. Lewis does not have a favorite and will wait until some point in his season before making a decision. “I’m just going to enjoy the ride for a big longer,” he said.
DE Devin Washington or Orlando added Clemson to his offer list Tuesday pushing his total to 23. Iowa State and Wake Forest are other recent offers. “The Clemson offer was a big one,” Washington said. “I haven’t been hearing a lot from them. It caught me by surprise.” Washington has been hearing a lot from USC which was one of his early offers. He communicates regularly with recruiter Everette Sands. Washington has not yet trimmed his list, but when he does, USC will be on the short list. “South Carolina will definitely make my top five,” he said. He visited USC in February and is going to try to revisit. He has been to Central Florida recently and will go the spring game there Saturday. He will also try to visit Clemson and South Florida. He will narrow his list to 10-15 around the end of his spring practice then later he will cut to five. He plans a decision in late summer or early fall. There is no favorite. Some of Washington’s other offers are Ole Miss, Illinois, Duke, Kansas, Vanderbilt, NC State and Rutgers