#STRecruiting Weekend Notebook (Sunday Night Update)

Some of the confirmed visitors to USC Saturday in the 2020 class  include RB Marshawn Lloyd of Washington, DC, LB Deshawn Watson of Barnwell, WR Mike Wyman of Greensboro, NC, WR Anthony Parker of Hinesville, GA, LB Desmond Tisdol of Rochelle, GA, WR Jalen Coit of Cheraw, CB Tyrik McDaniel of Dutch Fork, CB Jalen Tate of Greenville  and SAF Dominick Hill of Orlando.

Some of the confirmed visitors to Clemson Saturday in the 2020 class included DE Bryan Bresee of Damascus, MD, LB Antoine Sampah of Woodbridge, VA, QB Hunter Helms of Gray Collegiate, CB Jalen Harrell of Miami, SAF Malcolm Greene of Highland Springs, VA, RB Daniyel Ngata of Folsom, CA, DL Clyde Pender of Seffner, FL, TE Diego LaMonica, RB Demarckus Bowman of Lakeland, FL, CB Fred Davis of Jacksonville, LB Trenton Simpson of Charlotte,  and PK Quinn Castner of Nation Ford.

Davis plans to announce his commitment decision Monday night at 9:00 PM on a local radio show in Jacksonville.  Clemson appears to be the favorite to land him over other finalists Florida, Miami, Ohio State, Auburn and Alabama.

CB Dequanteous Watts of Atlanta plans to announce his decision Tuesday at 2:30. He’s listing USC  in his final three with Louisville and Texas Tech. He did take an official visit to USC in January.  He has previously announced commitments to UCF and Colorado State.

USC is in the final 15 with RB Sam Adams II of Sammamish, WA.  The others he announced on his short list are Southern Cal, UCLA, Washington, Texas, Penn State, Florida, Oklahoma, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Oregon, Michigan and Cal.

Some other Clemson visitors Saturday were 2021 DE Landyn Watson (6-3 230) of Hutto, TX, 2021 SAF David Daniel of Woodstock, GA, 2022 OL Chase Sweigart (6-5 280) of Chapin and 2023 LB Jamari Stone of Perry, GA.

Also visiting USC Saturday was 2023 QB Raheim Jeter of Byrnes.

Clemson target TE Braiden McGregor took an official visit to Notre Dame this past weekend.  Clemson is in the top 10 along with  Alabama, Michigan, Penn State, Miami, Florida, Notre Dame, LSU, Ohio State and Oregon.

DL Alex Huntley of Hammond took another unofficial visit to USC Saturday for the spring game.  Huntley said it was another good visit for him and he got more time to talk with the coaches.  But he said he’s been to USC so often, there’s not much more for him to learn about the program.  He doesn’t have any other visits planned at this point  and soon he’ll be setting up some official visits.  Oklahoma will get one of those.  Huntley’s teammate, DE Jordan Burch, also visited USC Saturday, his third straight Saturday visit with the Gamecocks. Huntley said he will participate in a Rivals combine in Fort Mill Sunday.

CB Elijah Rodgers of Blacksburg, who is now at Gardner-Webb, visited USC Saturday as he considers a possible transfer.  Rodgers said he talked a good bit with recruiter Bobby Bentley about the walk-on opportunity with the Gamecocks.  His plan is to finish up spring practice at Gardner-Webb this week and then take the rest of the semester to consider what he wants to do. Rodgers originally signed with Indiana out of high school.

TE Eric Shaw of Notalsuga, Al visited USC Saturday and spent a lot of time talking with tight ends coach Bobby Bentley.  He said USC felt like a good fit to him and he plans to return for camp this summer.  He said the Gamecocks continue to recruit him hard and he will talk with them about an official visit.

WR EJ Williams of Phenix City, AL was back at Clemson Saturday for the spring game. That was his sixth visit to Clemson since September.  He said it was another great experience for him, especially watching the receivers do their thing.  Next weekend Williams said he will take an official visit to Tennessee next weekend, and he also plans to take one to Auburn sometime in June.  He said he also will take an official visit to Clemson on a date to be determined.  Some of his other visits this spring have been to Auburn, Alabama and LSU.  He said there is no leader.  USC was a recent offer for Williams but he said he’s not had any follow up contact from the Gamecocks.

USC offered DE AJ Beatty of Pittsburgh Saturday while in for the spring game. Beatty is a heavily offered prospect with 36 offers now.  His family also has a residence in Myrtle Beach so he’s been a frequent visitor to the state.

USC commitment OL Issiah Walker visited Florida State for its home game over the weekend.

USC target RB Tank Bigsby of Hoganville, GA  visited LSU over the weekend.

2021 guard Bryce McGowens of Wren was offered by Nebraska. Clemson and LSU also are among his offers.

 

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