USC target TE Michael Trigg of Lake Wales, FL and Clemson targets OL Tristan Leigh of Fairfax, VA and DE Korey Foreman of Corona, CA were among the prospects to visit LSU over the weekend on their own accord. The NCAA dead period is in place thru at least the end of this month, and might be extended. That is preventing recruits from making official or unofficial visits to campuses, visits when the coaches can interact. But what took place in recent weeks at Oklahoma, Georgia and LSU were weekend visits organized by a top recruit at each school, specifically, the five-star quarterback. The players and family members who attended did so on their own dime and supposedly without in-person contact with football staff members. To this point, USC and Clemson have eschewed these gatherings. Asked to comment Sunday night as to whether he thought these visits were ethical, and if so, if he wanted to see them at his place, Will Muschamp replied with a direct, “Absolutely no comment.” After a pause, Muschamp continued with, “I’ll get in trouble if I comment on that one.”
Clemson target OT Nolan Rucci will announce is commitment Tuesday via CBSSports.com. Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State and Wisconsin are the other finalists.
USC target OL Kamron Scott of Converse, TX plans to announce his college commitment Tuesday morning at 10 AM Eastern. USC, Colorado, Ole Miss, SMU, Houston and UTSA are this top schools. He once was committed to UTSA and they just offered a close friend, so that could be a determining factor for Scott.
OT Anthony Belton of Georgia Military JC, who had an offer early in the process from USC, committed to TCU.
One-time USC target DE Zyun Reeves of Kernersville, NC committed to NC State.
DT Marlin Dean of IMG Academy and Elberton, GA committed to Georgia for a second time. He drew USC interest prior to his first commitment and after his decommitment.
TE Jack Hollifield of Shelby, NC committed to Virginia Tech where his brother Dax is a linebacker. USC showed early interest with an offer.
USC target LB Tavareon Martin-Scott was offered by Mississippi State.
Clemson target 2022 RB Trevor Etienne of Jennings, LA was offered by Ole Miss. He’s the brother of Clemson running back Travis Etienne.
USC offered 2022 SAF Zion Branch (6-3 190) of Las Vegas and 2023 DE Rueben Bain (6-3 249) of Miami.
USC offered 6-8 Jalen DeLoach of The Skill Factory in Atlanta. Clemson also has offered. DeLoach reclassified from the 2020 class. He also has offers from Houston, Morgan State, Iona, Texas Southern, Georgia, Appalachian State and Ole Miss.
Clemson offered 2023 PG 6-4 Caleb Foster of Concord, NC. Wake Forest, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech also are among his offers.
6-8 Kaleb Washington of Mableton, GA, who had a Clemson offer, did not include the Tigers in his top 11. He has San Diego State, Georgia, Arkansas, Missouri, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Cincinnati, Miami, Virginia Tech, Dayton and Iowa State.
Former Keenan standout 6-7 Raekwon Horton, now at Vermont Academy, committed to College of Charleston.