#STRecruiting Notebook 12-15

Isaiah Norris

At least one new name will be added to the USC class of 2021 on National Signing Day Wednesday. A source said Tuesday night CB Isaiah Norris (6-0 170) of TL Hanna and Georgia Military JC will announce for the Gamecocks around 10 AM Wednesday. Norris has been committed to Middle Tennessee State but he was the first new offer handed out by Shane Beamer after his hire, and the Gamecocks quickly moved to the top with him. He also had offers from Tennessee and Washington State. Norris played the 2019 season at New Mexico Military and had 5 interceptions. He will not play this spring for GMA opting to focus on his grades so he can graduate this spring.

USC commitment DE TJ Sanders of Marion said Tuesday night he will not be signing early, but he said he remains committed to the Gamecocks.

DE Byron Young of Georgia Military JC said Tuesday night he’s not made a decision on a school or if he will sign this week. He said he exchanged text messages with the Gamecocks Tuesday. USC, Tennessee, Auburn and Florida State are his top four. Young said if he doesn’t make a decision this week, it will come next week. He is a mid-year guy.

DE Chase Simmons of North Myrtle Beach has an opportunity to go to Coastal Carolina with a blue shirt offer, but he can’t sign anything with the Chants until August. He is not signing Wednesday because his team is in Covid quarantine. Syracuse contacted him Tuesday and is now very interested. He’s also been hearing from USC and Tennessee. He has talked with new Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer and is expecting to hear back from him in the near future.

USC target DE Jimmori Robinson of Monroe JC, NY announced a commitment to Texas-San Antonio. He will not sign until February. One of his teammates also committed to UTSA Tuesday night.

Clemson’s two remaining targets, at this point, for the 2021 class, 5-star DE Korey Foreman and 5-star OT Tristan Leigh, both plan to sign an NLI with a school Wednesday, but they won’t announce who they signed with. Both have agreed to keep their choices secret until January 2nd when they will announce their plans on an NBC show which is replacing the canceled All-American Game. Foreman has also been considering LSU, Southern Cal, Georgia and Arizona State. Leigh also has had Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio State, LSU and Florida as his strongest contenders.

Former USC safety Shilo Sanders announced Tuesday night he is transferring to Jackson State where he will play for his father Deion and with his brother who will be a freshman quarterback there.

LB Navonteque Strong of Mississippi Gulf Coast JC, who was offered early by USC, decommitted from Mississippi State.

Blythewood SAF Jordan Burrell, who has an offer from Army, will not sign this week. He’s looking at February with the hope for more offers to consider.

Dutch Fork DE Edward Owusu committed to Charleston Southern.

2022 WR Antonio Williams of Dutch Fork was offered by West Virginia.

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