DB Adrian Baker (6-1 168) of Hollywood, FL has a final six of Clemson, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma and West Virginia with no leader and no order. He will visit Florida State June 12th and Ohio State June 22nd. He’s also talking with Clemson recruiter Brent Venables about a visit there. “He said I don’t have to come to a camp but come on an unofficial visit,” Baker said. “Clemson is an academic environment and that fits my character. Two cornerbacks are graduating so I have a chance to come in and play early. Coach Venables is a great guy, 100 percent honest with me. I’d have a chance to go up against Sammy Watkins in practice. And I can compete for a national championship. I watched them a lot last season. The opportunity at Clemson is great.” Baker had planned to make a decision in July but said he may now wait until he takes his official visits. Last season Baker had 22 tackles and four interceptions.
DE Isaac McDonald of Hialeah, FL, who had committed to Clemson in early March, is no longer committed to Clemson. In fact, according to a source, Clemson has ended its recruiting activities with McDonald. This comes after McDonald went on unofficial visits to other schools with one of his assistant coaches and some teammates.
According to several tweets this morning by McDonald’s assistant coach Jon Drummond, Tiger head coach Dabo Swinney hung up on Drummond during a phone conversation about those visits.
Following are the tweets on Drummond’s Twitter page @genron187)
“man a coach today tried me and one of my kids…..oh hell naw. Stay tuned for something tomorrow. Weak add Clemson”
“In 8 yrs I’ve never steered a kid wrong”
“Clemson gon tell me I shouldn’t have taken a player in visits…man they crazy as hell. A verbal commitment dnt mean u own a kid”
“They cut from the list and consideration….and coach D slams the phone setup like we owe him. S***t they can have that attitude n shove it”
“Clemson with that BS, but I bet they let committed players on their campus all day any day….smh keeping it moving”
“they had the jump on everyone and my kid never wavered about his commitment. Even when he picked up Oregon and OKstate”
“I’m obligated to my kids and their families first before any school. Lol I’ll never let a school bully a kid.”
“Idk what a school says, I’ll will always take my kids out of the city and show them places they might never go again. It’s bigger than sport”
“Well it’s a unfortunate rule for them. Kids have once in a lifetime to enjoy the process. How dare you say they can’t! Smh”
“I can’t let anyone do that. How about them being committed to the kid and trusting the kid and coach?”
“however, they don’t care about the kid or their environment. They are all out for self gain to boast themselves.”
“the kid turned down Oregon and Bama. He was committed, it’s unfortunate they had no faith. On to the next one”
“For Ike it’s between Ore, WVU, and two others now”
“If he is so concerned about verbals seeing other campuses then why is he going hard after UM commit Kearse? Cant have both ways”
“Well to let you know he was not looking elsewhere. He’s told Bama, Ore, WVU he was committed… But trust is a two way street”
McDonald’s head coach, Mike Tunsil, said this morning he does not deal with recruiting thru Twitter and was “very disappointed in all this.” Tunsil said he planned to talk with Clemson coaches as soon as he could.
Three USC baseball recruits selected in the first two days of the draft have reached contract terms according to John Whittle of the the BigSpur.com. OF Jamie Jarman was the second round pick of the Rangers, RHP Jamie Callahan was the second round pick of Boston, and LHP Zac Wasilewski was taken in the 14th round by the Blue Jays.
The Gamecocks have picked up commitments from a pair of junior college prospects. OF Brett Knief of Seminole JC, FL batted .389 with 4 home runs and 29 RBIs this season. Knief is a native of New Jersey who began his career at North Carolina. And SS Graham Saiko played this season at Tallahassee JC, FL after starting out at Oklahoma State. The Indiana native batted .342 last season with 43 RBIs. He also stole 20 bases in 21 attempts.
College of Charleston has added a transfer from Tulsa in 7-2, 265 pound center David Wishon. He will have three years of eligibility after sitting out next season. Wishon was a reserve last season and played in 14 games averaging less than a point and a rebound per game.