Hale McGranahan of SECCountry reported QB Taulia Tagovailoa of Alabaster, AL, brother of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, visited USC Saturday and plans to return for an official visit, possibly in April. He also has offers from Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee and Utah. Last season he passed for 3820 yards and 38 touchdowns.
USC and Clemson are in the top seven with DB Sheridan Jones of Virginia Beach, VA. The other five on his short list are Alabama, Tennessee, Nebraska, Virginia Tech and Ohio State.
USC QB target Ryan Hilinski was offered by Texas A&M.
DL Ben Smiley of Chesapeake, VA visited USC Saturday.
USC target WR Deshon Stoudemire of Stone Mountain, GA committed to West Virginia.
DE Derick Hunter of Fort Myers, FL was offered by Clemson. Some of his other offers are USC, Florida, Alabama, Oregon, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Auburn, Tennessee, Maryland and Penn State.
DL Travon Walker of Thomaston, GA told TheBigSpur at Sunday’s Atlanta qualifying for The Opening his top four remains the same with Clemson, USC, Alabama and Georgia.
LB Vonta Bentley of Birmingham told SECCountry’s Alabama site at The Opening in Atlanta that Clemson is his clear favorite ahead of Alabama at this point. He plans to visit Alabama April 13th.
2020 LB Kalel Mullings of Boston was offered by Clemson while on a visit Friday.
USC reportedly is showing interest in 6-4 PG Tyler Cheese of Florida SW State JC. He averaged 15 points and 6.6 assists per game this season. He’s a native of Albany, GA.