#STRecruiting: Recruiters, prospects finally to be face-to-face again

Ramon Brown

The green flag drops Tuesday morning at 7:00 AM starting the race to National Signing Day December 15th for the 2022 football recruiting class.  There have been warm up laps for months, ever since the NCAA sanctioned a Covid related dead period in March of 2020.  Recruiting has continued in a variety of ways, but Tuesday will be the first day of the new live period which will allow for official and unofficial visits and camp stops. 

Many schools will use June for official visits.  Count USC among those, and count Clemson out.  The Gamecocks have loaded up with about 20 official visits spread out thru the month and many more unofficial visits.  The first ones are scheduled for June 7th with DT Felix Hixon and RB Ramon Brown. The Gamecocks will hold mini-camps June 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th, 13th and 19th, linemen camps and 7 on 7 events on June 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th, and a specialist camp on June 19th

Here are the scheduled official visits for USC at this point:

June 7th:

  • RB Ramon Brown
  • DT Felix Hixon

June 11th:

  • CB Kajuan Banks
  • LB Stone Blanton
  • OT Ryan Brubaker
  • RB Jaylon Glover
  • ATH Sam McCall
  • SAF Jy’Vonte McClendon
  • WR Peter Kikwata
  • OT Grayson Mains
  • WR CJ Smith

June 18th:

  • WR Addison Copeland
  • CB Tre’Quon Fegans

June 25th:

  • TE Oscar Delp
  • CB Chris Graves
  • DT Nick James
  • CB Keenan Nelson
  • CB Nikai Martinez
  • DE Tomiwa Durojaiye

Clemson will stick to its policy of no summer official visits, saving all for the fall, but the Tigers will host numerous recruits for unofficial visits and camp workouts. One of the first to be on campus will be SAF Deuce Campbell of Mauldin who plans to make an unofficial visit Tuesday.  The Tigers are planning a major event for the weekend of June 11-13 which has been dubbed the “Elite Retreat.” They will have camp sessions on June 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th and 11th.

Heare are some of the 2022 prospects with unofficial visits scheduled for Clemson at this point:

June 1st:

  • DE Jeremiah Alexander
  • LB Deuce Caldwell

June 2nd:

  • DE Robby Harrison

June 3rd:

  • TE Oscar Delp

June 4th:

  • CB Nikai Martinez

June 8th:

  • DE Jihaad Campbell
  • Daylen Everette

June 10th:

  • WR Andre Greene Jr.

June 12th:

  • SAF Sherrod Covil
  • RB Trevor Etienne
  • CB Toriano Pride
  • FS Keon Sabb
  • TE Jaleel Skinner
  • DE DJ Wesolak
  • CB Jeadyn Lukas

June 14th:

  • LB Jaren Kanak

June 17th:

  • DE Shemar Stewart

June 23rd;

  • DE Nyjalik Kelly

Date TBD:

  • DE Enai White

Other Notes:

Clemson and USC target TE Oscar Delp of Cumming, GA will take an unofficial visit to Alabama June 1st.  He will take an unofficial visit to Clemson June 3rd and an official visit to USC June 25th.  He also has official visits set with Georgia June 4th, Florida June 11th and Michigan June 14th

Five-star DE Shemar Stewart (6-5 236) of Opa Locka, FL will be at Clemson June 17th and USC June 18th as part of a series of visits with several of his teammates from Monsignor Prep, in Miami. 

DE Tomiwa Durojaiye of Middletown, DE has set his official visit to USC for June 25th. He also has Arkansas June 4th, Georgia Tech June 11th and Northwestern June 18th. He will visit Rutgers unofficially June 2nd. He has visited USC unofficially. Kentucky was his most recent offer. His teammate is Gamecocks QB commitment Braden Davis.

2024 QB Adrian Posse (6-4 205) plans to make stops to Clemson June 17th and USC June 18th as part of his June travels.

USC target WR Dane Key of Lexington, KY was offered by Michigan.

Former Socastee WR/CB Kenney Solomon, who walked on at Tennessee and earned a scholarship, is in the transfer portal.

USC offered 5-star 6-5 Zion Cruz of Hillside, NJ. He’s ranked the #4 combo guard nationally in the 247Sports Composite, and the #1 prospect in New Jersey.

USC offered 6-10 Christian Reeves of Concord, NC. He also has offers from Lehigh, Tulsa, East Carolina, USF and Houston Baptist.

USC offered 2024 6-11 Steven Solano of The Bronx according to VerbalCommits.com. He also has offers from Virginia Tech, Bryant and Nebraska.

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