#STRecruiting Notebook 2-1

Juwan Gaston

National Signing Day #2 for the 2021 football class is Wednesday.  Clemson is not expected to add to its class of 19 which signed in December.  USC has room for three more and it appears two of those spots will go to defensive backs from Alabama. One is SAF Juwon Gaston (5-11 187) of Montgomery who has had the Gamecocks as his favorite over Auburn and South Alabama.

The other is CB La’Dareyen Craig (6-2 180) of Mobile, AL. He’s landed recent offers from the Gamecocks, Mississippi State and Oregon State, but the Gamecocks and Bulldogs have been his top two. And last week he said he was leaning to the Gamecocks.

Another remaining target for the Gamecocks is LB Tavareon Martin-Scott (6-3 215) of Dodge City JC, KS. He has narrowed his list to USC, West Virginia and Mississippi State and plans to publicly sign Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 PM.

USC also has made a run at former Kentucky commitment LB Joko Willis (6-3 210) of LaGrange, GA and Independence JC, KS.  He officially decommitted from the Wildcats last week.  Auburn also is making a strong pitch for Willis who will play his redshirt freshman season this spring at Independence.  The Tigers have not yet offered.

USC also has remained involved with DE Jimmori Robinson (6-6 248) of Monroe JC, NY.  Robinson is a former UTSA commitment and also has had Florida State, Auburn and Jackson State on his short list.

LB Trevin Wallace (6-2 217) of Jessup, GA  also had been sought after by the Gamecocks, but he apparently will sign Wednesday with either Kentucky, Ole Miss or Auburn.

Four-star WR Jordan Mosley (6-0 190) of Mobile, AL, who had was recruited by USC’s former staff and heard from the new staff as well, committed to Northwestern Sunday. He’s a former Tennessee commitment.

The Gamecocks will officially add unsigned commitments DE TJ Sanders and LB Kolbe Fields on Wednesday. The 22 spots in the class right now consist of 18 newcomers and 4 counters who played for the Gamecocks in 2020.

AC Flora WR Eriq Rice has accepted a PWO offer from USC.

Strom Thurmond DT Kyshon Jones and Ridge View WR Jordan Smith committed to SC State.

Clemson target 2022 QB Ty Simpson of Martin, TN has set February 19th for his commitment announcement. Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Texas, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Oklahoma and UT-Martin, where his dad is coach, are other top schools with him.

Clemson target 2022 RB Trevor Etienne of Jennings, LA was offered by Penn State. He’s the brother of former Clemson running back Travis Etienne.

2022 QB Cade Klubnik of Austin, TX, who has drawn considerable Clemson interest, was offered by Penn State.

USC offered 2022 4-star OT Jacob Allen (6-6 270) of Princeton, NJ. He’s rated the #8 OT nationally in the 247Sports Composite. Some other offers are Alabama, Arizona State, Boston College, Duke, Auburn, Texas and Minnesota.

USC 2022 target WR Chris Graves of Fort Myers, FL was offered by Maryland and Penn State.

USC target 2022 SAF Jaylin Marshall of Hallandale, FL was offered by Utah.

2022 Chapin OT Chase Sweigart was offered by Tulane.

2022 Hammond IT Drew Bobo was offered by Georgia Tech.

2022 Myrtle Beach QB Ryan Burger was offered by Appalachian State.

2022 DE Jahiem Lawson (6-4 230) of Daniel has offers from Georgia Tech, Syracuse and Coastal Carolina. He’s the brother of former Clemson star Shaq Lawson.

Basketball News:

Irmo DE Kaseem Vauls is reclassifying to 2022 and will attend Palmetto Prep in Columbia next season. He remains uncommitted.

Clemson and USC  target 2022 6-9 Jai Smith of Raleigh was offered by Florida.

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