WR Ryan Jenkins of Marietta, GA will announce his college decision over the July 4th weekend at The Opening at the University of Oregon. He will cut his list to 3-5 schools after his spring practice ends Friday. He has offers from Clemson, Louisville, Missouri, Wake Forest, UCLA, Mississippi State, Houston and Vanderbilt, and he says he’s close to an offer from Alabama. Jenkins communicated thru Facebook Sunday with Clemson recruiter Chad Morris. “He said he would be real excited to have me at Clemson and light things up in their offense,” said Jenkins who is the brother of Clemson defensive back Martin Jenkins. “It would be cool to play with my brother but that doesn’t really have much of an impact on my decision.” Jenkins said Clemson, Missouri and Alabama have been recruiting him the hardest.
It appears to be just a matter of time until LB Brandon Golson of Georgia Military JC commits to USC. According to his former coach at Calhoun County Walt Wilson, Golson is set on giving it another shot with the Gamecocks after being denied admission to the university following his graduation from high school. “He’s a Carolina boy,” Wilson said. “It’s 35 minutes from home and he’s loving it. And Carolina is a program now that you’re proud to be a part of. If you can go 35 minutes from home and play for one of the top programs in the country and in one of the top conferences in the country….yeah.“ Wilson has been in touch with the USC staff and says linebackers coach Kurt Botkin loves Golson. “He’s playing outside linebacker right now but he’s the kind of kid who can put his hand on the ground,” he said. “He’s an edge player. He’s more of a (Eric) Norwood type with more speed.” Golson has offers from USC, Kansas, Kansas State, Arizona, Middle Tennessee, Kent State and Akron. Plus he’s drawing interest from Tennessee and Ole Miss.
With offers from USC and Missouri, OL Lucas Crowley of Ponte Vedra, FL picks up his third offer last week from Tennessee. “I was really happy with that offer, Crowley said. “They came by spring practice last week and that’s when they offered.” He has yet to visit Knoxville but plans to do so. “I’ve got a lot of family up that way so I’ve grown up always kind of liking them (Tennessee),” he said. “I definitely want to get up there for a visit.” Crowley has visited USC four times and remains interested in the Gamecocks but is unsure of a return trip. “If I can work things out, I’m going to go back but I just don’t know right now,” said Crowley. He is hearing from Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, South Florida and Alabama. Each school has visited him during spring practice. Steve Spurrier, Jr. has also been by to see him. Crowley plans to camp at Florida this summer with Alabama as a possibility. “They told me they didn’t want to waste my time so they told me they’d let me know if they’re going to offer before the camp,” he said. “If they offer, I’ll go. I’m sure I’ll go to some other camps but I just haven’t made up my mind yet.” Crowley did not name a favorite.
DL Jaynard Bostwick of Port St. Lucie, FL continues to favor Miami and is also showing interest in USC. He visited the Gamecocks in April and picked up an offer. “I like the way their coaches were real honest with me,” Bostwick said. “They also told me about their academics and how a lot of players graduate. They took me to see their football facilities and they were really nice.” Bostwick is considering a return visit but is not firm on that decision. “To be real honest, I don’t know yet if I’m going to go back,” he said. “I would like to, but I don’t know.” His other offers include Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Illinois, Louisville and Miami. The Hurricanes lead for Bostwick. “It’s what I’ve grown up around,” he admitted. “My cousin plays there so I’ve been around them a lot.” A week into spring practices, LSU, FSU, Alabama, Florida International, Florida Atlantic and Miami have been by to see him. He is expecting USC this week. He did not name a time frame for a commitment.