Spartanburg RB Zykamren Robinson said Virginia has been in touch recently after checking out scrimmage videos. He’s been invited to a game there but has not been offered. USC running backs coach Bobby Bentley remains in regular contact and has sent him video of their running back drills. He talked with Will Muschamp last week. His offer list includes USC, Tennessee, Missouri, Purdue and Colorado State.
OL/DE Cooper Dawson of Hanahan will miss this season due to a torn ACL suffered at a Clemson camp in June. The Tigers offered him as an offensive lineman and he continues to hear from Tony Elliott and Robbie Caldwell. Appalachian State and Coastal Carolina also offered for the OL while Colorado State and South Florida offered as a TE. His other offers, which include UCF, Wake Forest, Old Dominion,, Army, Navy, Princeton, Brown and Georgia State are for the defensive line. Dawson said part of his decision will be based on which position he wants to play in college. Right now he’s liking Clemson, Princeton, Brown, Army, Navy, Central Florida and South Florida. He was at Clemson for the cookout in late July.
USC is one of the offers out to 6-0 PG Giovanni Santiago, a Puerto Rico native who attended high school in Cincinnati but will play at Hargrave Prep, VA this season. He said he’s in touch with recruiter Chuck Martin who scouted him last month in Atlanta. Santiago also has an offer from Samford and is drawing interest from Iowa State and Santa Clara. He has not set any official visits.
6-7 Josiah James of Porter Gaud is scheduled for an unofficial visit to Duke Saturday. James was in San Francisco earlier in the week for a camp and his coach, John Pearson, said now that they are back, James will plan out his official visits from his short list of nine schools…USC, Clemson, Kansas, Michigan State, Virginia, Duke, Tennessee, Arizona and Florida State. He expects him to start taking official visits this month. Pearson said USC and Clemson are keeping up their recruiting efforts. “All good stuff, they are doing a very nice job of recruiting him.”
Clemson is in the final five with 6-3 Chase Hunter of Atlanta. The others on his list are Georgia, Michigan State, Virginia and Oklahoma.
6-2 Dontrell Shuler, an Irmo native who played at Legacy Charter in Greenville, committed to Charleston Southern for the 2018 class.