DE Tomiwa Durojaiye of Middletown, DE said Tuesday night he will announce his commitment Saturday between 12:00 and 4:00 PM. He said he has not yet made his decision. Durojaiye said he is working on a commitment video but if that’s not ready by Saturday, he’ll have an edit ready for release on social media. Durojaiye has been deciding from USC, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, West Virginia and Vanderbilt. He said he has been hearing from all the schools and won’t notify them of his decision until Friday. Durojaiye said the Gamecocks are telling him they have two defensive linemen committed and are looking to take at least two more in the class, and he is a guy they want.
Clemson target DT Travis Shaw of Greensboro, NC has set August 21st for his commitment announcement. Clemson, UNC, Georgia and NC A&T have been his top four. He made official visits to Georgia and UNC in June and an unofficial visit to Clemson.
USC target LB Tyler Banks of Crewe, VA plans to name his top four Friday. He’s had a top seven of USC, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Cal, Vanderbilt and Michigan.
2023 4-star LB Raylen Wilson (6-2 201) of Tallahassee cut his list to 12 and includes USC and Clemson. The others are Michigan, Georgia, Penn State, Florida, Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Alabama, Oregon and Notre Dame. He’s ranked #6 LB nationally for ’23.
RB Trevor Etienne of Jennings, LA named a top five of Clemson, LSU, Florida, Georgia and Alabama. He visited Clemson twice in June. He also visited Georgia and Alabama.
2023 6-8 GG Jackson of Ridge View was offered by Kansas. He also has offers from USC, Clemson, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Tennessee, College of Charleston, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State, Louisville, Duke and Florida. He has taken unofficial visits to USC, Duke, NC State, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Ole Miss, Boston College, Pitt and Wake Forest.
6-10 Ben Middlebrooks of Fort Lauderdale, who had committed to Clemson for the 2022 class, has reclassified for 2021 and signed with the Tigers. He’s rated a three-star and averaged 20 points and 14 rebounds per game last season. He’s the 3rd signee for Clemson’s 2021 class.
Keenan PG Jazian Gortman announced Wednesday he will bypass college and has signed with Overtime Elite, a first-year professional league for players who aspire to go straight to the pros from high school. According to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, salaries start at $100,000, but Gortman, given his profile, will earn $650,000 — comparable to what Jalen Green (the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft) earned last year with the G League Ignite. Players also have access to up to $100,000 in college tuition if they opt to not pursue an NBA career.