#STRecruiting Notebook 9-10

2023 WR Nathaniel (Ray Ray) Joseph (5-8 170) of Miami will announce his college commitment Friday afternoon at 2:00 PM via CBSSports HQ. Joseph had a final four of Clemson, Florida, Florida State and Texas A&M. Clemson receivers coach Tyler Grisham has been the front man for the Tigers with Joseph. He is viewed as a speedy, twitchy slot receiver the Tigers currently don’t have on the roster. Joseph is rated as a 4-star and is currently ranked as the #173 player overall and the #24 wide receiver in the nation by the 247Sports Composite rankings. Last season he had over 1200 all-purpose yards and 14 touchdowns.

DE Nyjalik Kelly (6-4 240) said Thursday night he continues to hear from Clemson defensive ends coach Lemanski Hall, and Hall will be down to scout him Friday night. Kelly said he and Hall are talking about a visit this season but nothing has been set. Last weekend he took an official visits to Florida State. He also has taken officials to Indiana, LSU and Oregon. He is planning to take an unofficial visit to Miami Saturday. Kelly has set December 15th for his commitment announcement. Kelly is rated a four-star and ranked the #14 defensive line nationally in the 247Sports Composite. Last season he had 21 tackles for loss and 13 sacks in 6 games.

TE Josh Sapp ( 6-3 235) of Greenville High said he does not have travel plans for a game this weekend. He was at the Clemson-Georgia game in Charlotte last Saturday. Appalachian State wants him to visit September 18th, and he’ll either go there or to Clemson for the Georgia Tech game. He said he hears from Clemson tight ends coach Tony Elliott weekly. Clemson has not yet offered. Sapp said Clemson, Appalachian State and Georgia State are showing the most interest. Sapp is the son of former Clemson quarterback Patrick Sapp.

Emerald DE Robby Harrison (6-4 274) did not visit anywhere last weekend and has no plans for a visit this weekend. He will take his official visit to Michigan September 17th and he said the Wolverines are strongly interested. He said he could see himself committing there not long after his visit. Georgia and Washington State are two others he’s considering and both have invited hiim for official visits. Harrison said his coaches sent some of his recent film to Clemson at the request of defensive coordinator Brent Venables. Thus far this season, Harrison estimated he has 54 total tackles and 2 sacks.

LB Troy Ford of Savannah plans to visit Clemson Saturday. He’s also a USC target and camped there in June and made an unofficial visit for the cookout the end of July.

2023 Brandon Cisse of Lakewood will visit Virginia Tech Saturday.

2023 QB Aliam Appler of Dutch Fork plans to visti Marshall this weekend.

2024 QB Jadyn Davis of Catawba Ridge plans to visit Ohio State this Saturday.

USC basketball coach Frank Martin was at Ridge View Thursday for 2023 6-6 GG Jackson. Coaches from North Carolina also were there. Martin and assistants also were at Pace Academy in Atlanta for 6-6 forward Josh Reed and 2024 6-2 Kyle Green. Tar Heel coaches also went over th Lexington High School for 2024 6-5 Cam Smith.

According to ZagsBlog, Clemson plans to scout 6-6 Brandon Gardner this week. Gardner transferred this summer from Gray Collegiate to Word of God in Raleigh.

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