DE Robert Nkemdiche of Loganville, GA plans to stop in at Clemson’s camp tomorrow. He tweeted today that he would drop in to see his teammate and Clemson commitment Wayne Gallman at the camp. At one time Nkemdiche had Clemson high on his list but his most recent breakdown did not include Clemson in his top six. That right now is Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Texas, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
DE Tashawn Bower of Somerville, NJ committed today to Auburn. USC was in his final ten.
Goose Creek LB Jalen Stevens is at Tennessee’s camp this week. He has offers from North Carolina and Arizona State and is hoping for one from the Vols.
Gaffney DE Jaylen Miller is at Tennessee’s camp this week. He has offers from Duke, North Carolina, LSU, Florida, Wake Forest, Furman and Wofford.
LB Larenz Bryant of Charlotte remains high on Clemson and USC and has named the two schools in his top five in the past. Bryant admitted that list is fluid. “It changes about every week,” he said. “I like a lot of (schools).” USC’s Lorenzo Ward and Clemson’s Danny Pearman have remained in contact with Bryant. “I heard from Coach Ward a couple of days ago,” Bryant said. “He just wants to get me back on campus. Coach Pearman talked to me around the same time and is telling me he wants me to camp there or at least get back on campus.” Camps are not in his summer plans. “I won’t go to any camps this summer because I’m working,” he said. “I may take some visits but I don’t really know where.” He has visited Clemson and USC several times and says he would like to visit other schools. Texas A&M and Oklahoma are possible destinations. Bryant does not plan to make a decision until after his senior season. Clemson, USC, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, NC State, Duke, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech are some of his offers. He does not have a leader.
DL Derrick Calloway (6-2 310) of Bradenton, FL has offers from USC, Arkansas, Southern Cal, Florida, Florida State, Miami, South Florida, Texas A&M, Virginia and Texas Tech among others. He is currently in California after attending a camp at Southern Cal. “I like it out here,” Calloway said. “The camp was a lot of fun. I’m not ready to make any commitments or anything like that. I want to take my five (official) visits before I make a decision.” He did name the Trojans as one of his leaders along with Texas A&M and Texas Tech. This summer Calloway would like to visit USC, Florida, USF, Miami and possibly Texas Tech and Arkansas. “I would like to camp at South Carolina,” he said. “I have the paperwork at home and want to check them out. I don’t know too much about them but I know they put out a lot of defensive linemen.” Southern Cal is his first visit and Calloway plans to take his time in the recruiting process. “I just got started,” said Calloway.
RB David Williams of Philadelphia took a visit to USC over the weekend and came away impressed. The PA product was succinct when describing his visit. “Loved it,” Williams said. The Gamecocks are among 25 offers for Williams that include NC State, Pitt, Rutgers, Penn State, Michigan State, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Notre Dame, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Boston College and Purdue. As for where USC stands with him he said, “They stand high.” In the past, Williams has stated that the style of offense at USC interests him. “When they have a good running back, they feature him,” said Williams. “That means a lot to me.” Williams is planning a West coast trip this summer and did not name any favorites.
WR Corey Cooper of Raleigh, who remains in contact with Steve Spurrier, Jr. and Joe Robinson of USC, has someone else recruiting him to play for the Gamecocks. QB Connor Mitch lives near Cooper and talks to him regularly. “He lives about ten minutes away and he keeps talking to me about going to South Carolina with him,” Cooper said. Mitch committed earlier this year to the Gamecocks. The pair has traveled to Columbia together in the past and will do so again this summer. “We went to junior day and we’re going to camp down there this summer together,” he said. The Gamecocks remain high on his list but Cooper was not ready to release his top five just yet. “Call me back in about two or three weeks and I’ll have it for you then,” he joked. Cooper will camp at East Carolina Wednesday and would like to do the same at Miami, Illinois, and “a couple of instate schools”. Spurrier, Jr. is a big reason Cooper likes USC as are the academics. “When we went to their practice, coach Spurrier (Jr,) was really intense and enthusiastic the whole time,” Cooper said, “I like that. It’s a really good school too.” He did not name a leader.
OL Justin Day of South Aiken was offered by Southern Miss. He also has an offer from Kentucky.
Byrnes QB Shuler Bentley, who is a rising junior, was named the MVP of the North Gwinnett 7 on 7 tournament last week. Byrnes FS Keke Ashmore was named the defensive MVP. Bentley and teammate Shane Samuels visited Duke over the weekend.