Myrtle Beach WR JJ Jones had set 6:00 PM Friday night to announce his college commitment. Apparently he decided there was no reason to wait. At 10:00 PM Thursday night Jones announced he had committed to North Carolina. He picked the Tar Heels over USC and Georgia. Jones is rated a three-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite and the #3 prospect in South Carolina. He burst on the scene last season after transferring from Socastee. Despite missing some games due to his transfer and an injury, he finished with 40 catches for 654 yards and 14 touchdowns.
USC target OL Jakiah Leftwich of Atlanta announced a commitment to Georgia Tech Friday afternoon over USC and others.
USC target LB Jordan Poole of Oakboro, NC was offered by Florida State and Boston College.
USC is in the final 10 with four-star LB Jaydon Hood of Fort Lauderdale. The others on his short list are Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Louisville, South Florida, West Virginia, Michigan, Vanderbilt and Miami. Hood is ranked as the #11 inside linebacker in the country and the #48 prospect in Florida for the 2021 class.
CB Damarius McGhee of Pensacola, who has a USC offer, did not include them in his top 12. He listed Indiana, West Virginia, Louisville, Kentucky, NC State, Georgia, UAB, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and USF.
Walhalla RB Zaire Scotland (5-11 210) was offered by Army. He also has offers from Presbyterian, Gardner-Webb, Morgan State, Bryant and Notre Dame College.