National rankings for Clemson and USC classes….Rivals-USC 17, Clemson 22; Scout-USC 19, Clemson 26; 247Sports-Clemson 16, USC 21; ESPN-Clemson 10-USC 19;
USC put out several new 2018 offers…DL Aeneas Hawkins of Cincinnati; DL Trevor Trout of St. Louis; WR Seth Williams of Cottondale, AL and DL Nesta Silvera of Fort Lauderdale.
LB Teradja Mitchell of Virginia Beach, VA released his top 11 Wednesday night and it includes Clemson. He also has Southern Cal, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Penn State, LSU and Florida State.
DB Kyler McMichael of Duluth, GA took a visit to Clemson for last month’s junior day. “It was great. They brought in a select few and the facilities and people were great. Love the coaches and they constantly told me how much of a top priority I was. Love everything they had to say, nothing but positive feedback. Definitely a top school I’d consider.” McMichael’s offers include Clemson, USC, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, LSU, Notre Dame, Auburn, North Carolina and Michigan. This month he is going to Georgia on the 11th and Duke on the 18th.
2021 QB Maddox Tavernier of Fishers, IN is planning to camp at USC this summer. He’s coming to USC June 3rd and then heading to North Carolina the next day. “I threw with (Clemson) QB Hunter Johnson before he left for Clemson. My dad is going to get in contact with Coach Roper about setting up a private workout some time in the next couple of months.” Tavernier said he talked with some Vanderbilt coaches at his last showcase event. He said he’s the only player in his class invited to the Best of the Midwest Showcase later this month in Indianapolis.