Gray Collegiate QB Hunter Helms (6-2 205) has his decision down to a scholarship offer from new USF coach Jeff Scott, and a PWO offer from Scott’s former boss at Clemson, Dabo Swinney. Helms, who was once committed to Holy Cross, will take an official visit to Clemson January 17th and one to USF the following weekend. The Tigers have one quarterback signed for the 2020 class but could lose two to transfer after the season. Scott, along with quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter, had recruited Helms while at Clemson. Once he took the Bulls’ job, Scott offered Helms and his teammate WR Omarion Dollison who signed with USF last month. In his three year career at GCA, Helms passed for 9326 yards, 89 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. He played in the Touchstone Energy Bowl last month.
The questions about WR Da’Quon Stewart and his future as a USC commitment were answered Tuesday night when he announced on Instagram a decommitment from the Gamecocks. Stewart committed to the Gamecocks last January 19th following an unofficial visit. USC was his first offer, but the Gamecocks did not sign him last month reportedly due to concerns about his academic progress. Stewart was a Shrine Bowl selection this season. He is rated a 3-star prospect and the #15 prospect in the state of North Carolina in the 247Sports composite. The Gamecocks now have two receivers in their 2020 class which numbers 21 newcomers. Two of them, DE Jordan Burch and DL Alex Huntley, are expected to sign next month. Two others, P Kai Kroeger and PK Mitch Jeter, may be blueshirts and walk-on in August. And there’s junior college RB ZaQuandre White who has publicly committed but must complete online academic courses before his commitment is taken.
Clemson offered CB Jordan Hancock (6-0 160) of Suwanee, GA. Hancock holds a 4-star rating in the 247Sports composite and is ranked 26th in the state of Georgia. He also has offers from USC, Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Colorado, Louisville, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, UCF and others. In announcing his offer on Twitter, Hancock called Clemson his “dream school.” He has visited North Carolina, Ohio State and Notre Dame.
USC target OL Dylan Fairchild of Cumming, GA was offered by Louisville.
CB Ennis Rakestraw of Duncanville, TX was offered by Alabama. He also has an offer from USC.
Belton-Honea Path DB Bralyn Oliver was offered by Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech offered Myrtle Beach WR JJ Jones.