6-9 DJ Burns of York Prep announced a commitment to Tennessee Friday night over USC. He took official visits to both. Burns originally was in the 2019 class but he completed his academic work well ahead of schedule and reclassified for 2018. His decision means USC and Clemson were shutout in recruiting the state’s top ’18 prospects….Zion Williamson (Duke), Aaron Nesmith (Vanderbilt), Jimmy Nichols (Providence), Robert Braswell (Syracuse) and Sharone Wright Jr. (Wake Forest).
Per TigerIllustrated, DB Cam’Ron Kelly of Chesapeake, VA will take visit Clemson Saturday and Sunday. He’s set to announce his commitment next Friday and has also been considering Virginia, Auburn, Washington State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State and Notre Dame.
Expected USC official visitors this weekend are commitments Joe Anderson, Zacch Pickens and Jahmar Brown along with LB Derek Boykins, OL Anthony Whigan, DL CJ Clark, DB Jammie Robinson, DE Savion Jackson and DL Travon Walker.
OL Trevor Keegan (6-6 310) of Crystal Lake, IL will visit Clemson Saturday, Georgia Sunday and Alabama Monday.
Clemson offered 2020 WR Julian Fleming (6-2 190) of Catawissa, PA. He had 69 catches for 1462 yards and 20 touchdowns last season. Some other offers include Alabama, Penn State, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State and Virginia Tech.
Clemson target DE Ruke Orhorhoro set an official visit to Kentucky for next weekend.
Clemson and USC target Jalyn Phillips will reveal a top five Saturday.
USC is in the top 10 with RB Austin Jones of Oakland, CA. The others are Cal, Notre Dame, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Utah, Florida, Penn State and Tennessee.
One time USC target DE Hakeem Beamon committed to Penn State.
One time Clemson target LB Drake Thomas of Wake Forest, NC committed to NC State.
2020 DE Xavier McIver of Cheraw was offered by South Florida.
6-11 Brandon Stone is continuing with his AAU season thru the end of this month after deciding to stay in the 2019 class. USC has been one of his favored schools throughout and the Gamecocks remain on the list. “I haven’t been in contact with them in a little bit. They were working on the 2018 class the last time I talked to them but they said they are going to be in to see me this summer. I still love the campus, I still love the staff, I’m excited to get up there again and visit.” His last visit to USC was for the Vanderbilt football game. He has an official visit to Penn State set for September 29th and is also looking at Auburn and USC for visits. Those are his top three at this point.
RB Michel Dukes of First Baptist recently announced he will concentrate on football in college and not pursue basketball as well. As a result, he’s ended his AAU basketball participation for the summer. His latest offer was from Temple, his 13th, and he said Auburn and Duke are new schools showing interest. Dukes plans to take an unofficial visit to USC this month and also one to Clemson. He also plans to camp at Clemson. He said USC running backs coach Bobby Bentley and Clemson’s Tony Elliott remain in regular contact. He said he does not have a top group and won’t form one until after he takes some visits. Some other offers are Wake Forest, Indiana, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Arkansas, East Carolina, Coastal Carolina and Oregon.
USC offered 2020 DL Treyshaun Mitchell (6-3 290) of Suffolk, VA. Some other offers are East Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Temple.
Dorman OL John Gelotte was offered by Rutgers.
USC target OL Jaelin Humphries tells 247Sports he will take an official visit to Florida this weekend.
USC offered 2020 QB DJ Uiagalelei of Belleflower, CA. He also has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Southern Cal, Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Florida State, Tennessee, Ohio State, Louisville, Michigan and others. Clemson also is interested in him and he plans to visit there with his teammate LB Spencer Lytle later this month.
6-7 Christian Brown of Lower Richland will take an official visit to UNLV this weekend.