Gaffney DT Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins posted on his Instagram Friday night where things stand in his recruiting. Ingram-Dawkins listed USC and Tennessee as his favorites, Georgia as a contender and Alabama as a dark horse. Virginia Tech and North Carolina were eliminated from his previous short list. Ingram-Dawkins nearly made a commitment at mid-summer but he backed off that and has continued to breakdown the contenders. “First off, I want to make sure I’m going to be getting into the game,” Ingram-Dawkins said in July. “And I want to make sure I’m getting a good education also. There’s no favorite. I just want to look at everything about the school, see what’s around it and all that type of stuff.” Over the course of the summer, Ingram-Dawkins has seen his stock improve in the 247Sports Composite despite not attending any of the recent evaluation camps. He’s listed as a four-star and ranked as the #1 prospect in the state.
Clemson is in the final seven with 6-3 D’Marco Dunn of Fayetteville, NC. In an interview with Jamie Shaw of Absolute Basketball Company, Dunn said he also has Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Vanderbilt and Louisville on his short list. Dunn said he will narrow his decision to four or five and then make a decision. You can watch the entire interview HERE.
USC target DE DeMarcus Smith (6-4 262) of Birmingham announced a commitment to Ole Miss Friday. He narrowed his decision to USC, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Kansas. Most projections have him picking Ole Miss.
Another USC target, DE Kelvin Gilliam (6-3 250) of Highland Springs, VA will announce his college commitment Saturday night. He has had his list down to USC, Oklahoma, Florida State, Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Virginia Tech, LSU, Cal and Kentucky. Oklahoma has been identified as the favorite by recruiting website writers.
Clemson target OL Tristan Leigh of Fairfax, VA was offered by Arizona State.
Walhalla RB Zaire Scotland (5-11 210) committed to Army.
SAF James Wright of Lakewood decommitted from East Carolina.