USC coach Will Muschamp is doing some on the road recruiting work this week with his team having a bye and Monday he and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson stopped by Alpharetta High School in Georgia to check in on DB Jaycee Horn. They could not talk to Horn but he said Muschamp did text him reminding him that he still needs a corner. Ohio State also was at his school Monday. Horn visited Alabama Saturday for his first game there and he’s going to Ole Miss this Saturday. He also is still talking to Clemson. Horn said he won’t set his official visits until after the season and USC most likely will get one while he’s not sure about Clemson. He said he’s still 100% committed to Tennessee.
Clemson continues to creep up on Virginia Tech in an effort to turn OL Jordan McFadden of Dorman away from his commitment. On a 1-10 scale, McFadden said his commitment strength has moved from 6.5 to 5.5-6. He visited Virginia Tech unofficially a few weeks ago for the Clemson game and probably is going back this weekend officially. He will also get back to Clemson for at least one more game but he’s not set on the date. McFadden said a final decision between the two is not far off. “I”m closer to a decision, closer than I was. It will be somewhat soon so I can get it over with. It could come after this weekend.”
DE Mario Dungy of Highland JC, KS continues to hear from USC. Defensive line coach Lance Thompson checked in with him a couple of days back and the two discussed plans for an official visit. Dungy plans to take one after his season. Georgia State and Southeast Louisiana just offered him and he talked to Colorado Monday. He also has offers from Jacksonville State and Arkansas State.
OL Richard Gouraige of Tampa announces his official final two of Clemson and Florida.
Responding to a story by CarolinaBlue in which he was quoted as saying North Carolina is “probably my leader today,” LB Dax Hollifield of Shelby, NC tweeted Monday night he does not have a favorite and once he names one that will be his commitment. Hollifield took his official visit to North Carolina last weekend and is going to Virginia Tech officially this weekend. He also has taken official visits to USC and Florida State and will take one to Stanford in January.
USC offered 2019 TE Keon Zipperer and 2020 RB Demarkcus Bowman of Lakeland, FL.
2019 6-7 TJ Bickerstaff of Sandy Creek, GA plans an unofficial visit to Clemson October 28th according to BasketballSociety.
2020 RHP Jack Mahoney of Algonquin, IL committed to USC.