DT Felix Hixon (6-4 280) of Jackson, GA is about to hit the final stretch of his recruiting. He will take all five of his official visits in June and will be ready to make his decision in July. The official visits will be the final pieces of the commitment puzzle forming in Hixon’s mind. He will go into his visits with a little bit of a feeling for which program he will choose.
“I feel like I have an idea, but I’m not going to say much about that part,” Hixon said. “These visits are really going to confirm everything and see where I want to go. I’ll make a decision sometime maybe in July.”
Hixon will visit Wisconsin June 4th, USC June 7th, Illinois June 11th, Georgia Tech June 18th and Virginia June 25th.
“Just really looking forward to these official visits in June,” Hixon said. “With South Carolina, it’s real good. I’ve been keeping in contact with coach (Jimmy) Lindsey. We talk maybe twice a week. Everything is going great right now. And I talked to coach (Shane) Beamer the other day. Coach Beamer checked up on me and told me the latest things that’s going on around there. If he doesn’t talk to me, he’ll text me about things that are going on.”
Hixon said his parents and younger brother will join him on all the visits. And finally, after months of phone calls, Zoom calls and FaceTime calls, he gets to meet his recruiters face to face.
“The most important thing on the visits will actually be meeting the coaches,” Hixon said. “Of course, we’ve talked on the phone, but actually being there, talking to the coaches and just the atmosphere around the place. Seeing what they have to offer actually being there.”
Hixon is rated a three-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite and is ranked 43rd nationally among defensive tackles.
TE TJ Ivy (6-5 260) announced a transfer to Coastal Carolina from Indiana. He missed all of last season due to injury. He played in 11 games in 2019 and caught 3 passes for 24 yards.
OT Jacob Allen (6-6 270) of Princeton, NJ plans to announce Thursday at 6:00 PM. His final list was USC, Boston College, Pitt, Rutgers, Virginia, Miami, Michigan State, Penn State, Duke and Florida.
USC target RB Ramon Brown of Midlothian, VA was offered by Tennessee. He has an official visit set with the Gamecocks for June 7th.
RB George Pettaway of Norfolk, VA, who was offered by USC, did not include the Gamecocks in his top 10. Making the list were Ole Miss, Michigan, Florida, Virginia Tech, Alabama, North Carolina, Auburn, Oregon, Virginia and Penn State.
Clemson offered CB Caleb Coley (6-0 180) of Warner Robins, GA. He’s rated a three-star and ranked the 81 corner nationally in the 247Sports Composite. Among his other offers are Miami, Ole Miss, Coastal Carolina, Kansas State, Liberty, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Michigan State.
USC offered 2023 LB Troy Ford Jr. (6-2 233) of Savannah. He’s rated a four-star by 247Sports. Georgia Tech and Notre Dame also have offered.
2023 OL Joshua Miller of Chesterfield, VA plans to visit Clemson June 6th. He also has stop planned for Virginia Tech, Florida State, Florida, North Carolina and Penn State.
Per Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports, 2023 SAF Caleb Downs (5-11 180) of Hoschton, GA will visit Clemson June 4th, and 2023 OL Luke Montgomery (6-5 260) of Findlay, OH plans to make a stop at Clemson June 15th.
RB Reggion Bennett (5-9 170) of Trinity Collegiate was offered by Holy Cross.
INF Carson Hornung of Overland Park, KS committed to USC.