Tuesday was the first day that high school football recruits could check out college campuses and some took advantage by staying close to home. South Pointe (Rock Hill) HS cornerback Quan Peterson (6-1 175) was one of those as he and his dad took in the sights at USC.
“It was a nine,” Peterson said when rating his visit on a scale of 1-10. “I liked it, they’ve got opportunities for my major and stuff. I’ve been to South Carolina a bunch of times … it was like a refresher.”
He says Tuesday’s trip was good because, “everything was new.” Noting that he, “went around the facility and worked out a little bit.”
The rising senior detailed that his workout included ball drills and running the 40, though he wasn’t quite sure how fast he ran the dash. When pressed if it was a 4.1 or 4.2, Peterson was stone faced in saying, “I wish.”
He chatted with defensive backs coach Torrian Gray and says he was able to speak with head coach Shane Beamer before he left campus. And though he doesn’t have an offer yet from USC, he is hoping that one will come.
Peterson says he’s leaving on Wednesday to visit Tulane, before traveling on to Florida State. He has official visits scheduled with Syracuse and Marshall and plans to check out Coastal Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Charlotte.
June 1st Notes
Clemson offered a large number of players on Tuesday:
- LB Jaren Kanak (6-2 210) of Hays, KS. He’s on a visit to Clemson this week. He has officials set to Nebraska this weekend and Washington State June 17th. He also has offers from both in-state Power 5 programs, along with Iowa, Penn State, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Michigan, Kentucky, Arizona, Virginia, Wisconsin, Florida, Southern Cal and Texas A&M. He’s a three-star in the 247Sports Composite and ranked the #1 prospect in Kansas.
- 4-star LB DeMario Tolan (6-2 205) of Orlando. He’s at Clemson for a two-day visit. He’s also going to visit Tennessee, Georgia, Florida State, Florida, Auburn, LSU and Miami in June. He’s ranked the #27 LB nationally.
- 2023 DE Matayo Uiagalelei (6-4 255) of Bellflower, CA, brother of the Tigers’ quarterback. He’s rated a four-star and ranked the #3 edge rusher nationally in his class.
- 2023 DE Kelby Collins of Gardendale, AL. He’s a four-star in the 247Sports Composite and ranked the #6 prospect in Alabama in his class.
- 2023 five-star DT Peter Woods (6-5 260) of Alabaster, AL. He’s ranked the #1 player in Alabama and the #2 DL nationally in his class in the 247Sports Composite. He plans to visit Clemson Wednesday.
- 2023 DT Damon Wilson (6-4 230) of Venice, FL. He’s a four-star in the 247Sports Composite and ranked 34th nationally among defensive linemen in his class.
- 2023 SAF Sonny Styles (6-4 205) of Pickerington, OH. He’s a five star and ranked the #1 SAF nationally in his class in the 247Sports Composite. He will visit Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State this week.
- 2023 LB Raylen Wilson (6-2 201) of Tallahassee. He’s rated a 4-star by 247Sports and ranked the #10 LB nationally in his class.
- 2023 CB Tony Mitchell (6-2 180) of Alabaster, AL. He’s rated a 5-star in the 247Sports Composite and ranked the #1 corner nationally in his class. Last season he had 82 tackles, 8 pass deflections and 4 interceptions.
- 2023 LB Malik Bryant (6-3 210) of IMG Academy. He’s a five-star in the 247Sports Composite and ranked the #12 prospect in the class and the #2 edge rusher.
- 2023 LB Josiah Trotter (6-2 225) of Philadelphia. He’s a four-star in the 247Sports Composite and ranked the #11 linebacker nationally in his class. His father is former NFL LB Jeremiah Trotter and his brother is a freshman LB at Clemson.
- 2023 LB Tackett Curtis (6-2 205) of Many, LA. He’s a four-star in the 247Sports Composite and ranked #5 linebacker nationally in his class.
- 2023 LB Anthony Hill (6-2 225) of Denton, TX. He’s a five-star and ranked the #1 prospect in Texas and #1 edge rusher nationally, #8 overall.
- DT Lebbeus Overton (6-5 265) of Alpharetta, GA. He’s rated the #1 prospect nationally in the 2023 class in the 247Sports Composite.
- 2023 LB Drayk Bowen (6-2 215) of Merrillville, IN. He’s a five-star and the #1 ranked linebacker in the class in the 247Sports Composite. Last season he had 80 tackles with 13 tackles for loss and 5 sacks.
- More Notes:
- USC guard Seventh Woods has put his name in the Transfer Portal according to Matt Zenitz of Al.com.
- 6-5 Lewis Duarte of Charlotte made an unofficial visit to USC Tuesday.
- 2023 6-7 Brandon Gardner of Gray Collegiate visited USC Tuesday.
- Clemson is showing interest in 2023 PG 6-3 Braylen Blue of Madison, WI.
- Former Presbyterian LB Colby Campbell announced a transfer to Duke.
- Former Socastee DB Kenney Solomon, who is in the transfer portal from Tennessee, said all in-state schools are possible for him, but he hasn’t set any visits. He noted some USC coaches are following him on Twitter but no direct contact yet.
- Clemson target DE Cyrus Moss of Las Vegas has set an official visit to Arizona State for June 25th.
- 2023 OL/DL Payton Kirkland plans to visit Clemson Wednesday.
- 2024 DT Hevin Brown-Shuler (6-4 260) of Atlanta took an unofficial visit to USC Tuesday. He’s originally from Columbia and calls former USC linebacker Corey Miller his mentor.
- TE Jaleel Skinner of Greer took an unofficial visit to Florida State Tuesday arriving just after midnight at Doak-Campbell Stadium.