Highly regarded LB (6-1 210) Larenz Bryant of Charlotte committed Monday afternoon to USC. Bryant chose USC from other offers that included Clemson, NC State, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M and Oklahoma. He was named the MVP of a major combine in April and will attend The Opening in Oregon next month. This is a come from behind recruiting win for USC because in mid-April Bryant listed Clemson, Florida and Georgia as his top three. Last season Bryant had 69 tackles with 3 interceptions. He also plays running back and last season he rushed for 1435 yards and 21 touchdowns and had 1300 yards receiving with 14 touchdowns. He’s the 18th commitment for USC’s 2013 class.
DE Tyquan Lewis of Tarboro, NC has come out with a top five list for now. He has LSU, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Ohio State and Vanderbilt as his top five at this point. Lewis said those five are recruiting him the hardest at the current time. Clemson and USC also have offered though he’s not heard much from USC lately.
OL Austin Droogsma of Gulf Breeze, FL has Clemson and Florida State as his top two. Though he did not name a clear leader, he spoke highly of the Tigers. “They’re fighting hard to be by number one school,” Droogsma said. “They were one of the first to offer. I’ve built a really good relationship with coach (Chad) Morris and I just love the feeling I get from them.” Droogsma had to cancel his scheduled camps at Clemson and FSU due to a summer bug. “I woke up that day and I just couldn’t make it,” he said of the Clemson camp. “FSU’s was the next day and I couldn’t make it there either.” He goes back to FSU on July 19th for another camp and is planning an unofficial visit to Clemson. “I just want to get back up there,” he said. He was able to get to Mississippi State for a camp and was offered. He plans to return for their Dog Day July 20th. Kentucky, South Florida and Memphis are his other offers,
OL Joey Bloomfield of Louisville, KY adds offers from Houston, San Diego State, Eastern Michigan, Fordham and UT-Martin to his offers from Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. Bloomfield was ready to attend a camp at Clemson this June but had an injury set him back. “I pulled a muscle in my leg and I wasn’t able to make it,” he said. The Tigers remain in contact with Bloomfield and a possible trip to the Upstate could be in his future. “Coach (Robbie) Caldwell still talks to me and they want to get me down the,” said Bloomfield. Before his injury, he was able to attend a Nike NFTC camp in Memphis where he was voted one of the top big men of the camp. Bloomfield wants to narrow his list late in the summer but does not have any favorites.
7-1 center Jordan Dickerson of Alexandria, VA is expected to make his college decision this week his uncle said Sunday night. Dickerson took an official visit to SMU late last week. He also made official visits to USC, Providence and Auburn. Dickerson’s uncle, Darrell Crawford, said all four schools remain under consideration.