DB Evrett Edwards (6-0 175) of Woodbridge, VA committed to Duke in March and is still a solid Blue Devil despite strong overtures from other schools including Clemson. “I’m happy with the decision I made but schools continue to show interest in me and I talk to them and do my research,” Edwards said. He’s looking at a possible visit to Clemson July 20th and has been in touch with defensive coordinator Brent Venables. “He’s a real cool guy and they seem like they are a real family,” Edwards said. “Clemson is an SEC school stuck in the ACC.” Edwards has visited Illinois, Northwestern Duke, East Carolina, NC State and Virginia. He will go to Alabama this weekend for a three day stay. Edwards said he’s not really been thinking much about his recruiting lately and doesn’t have a timeframe for shutting things down. Last season Edwards had 40 tackles with 6 interceptions.
LB Kight Dallas of Stone Mountain, GA committed to USC in April but has given thought to visiting other places. Despite that, Dallas said there’s no doubt he’ll sign with USC in February. “I’m 100% committed to South Carolina but I might take other visits,” Dallas said. “They don’t mind. They are alright with it. I’ve talked to Coach Ward about it. I’m 100% Gamecock.” Dallas has not visited anywhere this summer. He has talked to Cal, Purdue and Houston about official visits “just to see some other places.” Dallas planned to visit USC Thursday with teammate Ali Groves but is not going to be able to make it. Dallas played for Team USA in the recent all-star games in Austin, TX.
USC commitment DB Ali Groves of Stone Mountain, GA was scheduled to visit the school Thursday. Groves committed to the Gamecocks in late May. His mother lives in South Carolina and that was a major reason for his commitment to the Gamecocks. Groves also visited USC in early April. Some of his other offers were Vanderbilt, Florida, Missouri, Wake Forest, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Kentucky and Syracuse. Groves played in just four games last season due to a neck injury. He was cleared in December. He was recruited as a cornerback but is also a weapon on offense and on special teams.
DE Lewis Neal of Wilson, NC committed to LSU earlier this month but could take official visits to other schools though he says that will not change his mind. “I might visit other schools but just for fun,” he said. He chose LSU over Clemson and USC among others. Both schools are possibilities for official visits. Neal says he is very strong in his commitment. He is the 19th commitment of LSU’s 2013 class.