#STRecruiting Notebook 10-25

Clemson is the next stop for the recruiting tour of 2023 QB Arch Manning (6-4 215) of New Orleans. Manning and his family are checking out as many of his favorites as possible during the season as it appears he would like to make his college commitment as soon as possible. Manning was at Ole Miss last weekend when the Rebels honored his uncle Eli by retiring his jersey. He also has been to games at Georgia, Alabama and Texas this season. Georgia coach Kirby Smart, who had an off weekend, was in New Orleans Friday night to scout Manning in person. This weekend will make the second trip to Clemson for the Mannings. They also were in for a summer camp stop in June. He also visited Texas, Alabama and Georgia in June and LSU in July.

RB Jordan McDonald of Alpharetta, GA Saturday committed to UCF over USC. 

LB Lee Kpogba of East Mississippi JC, who has a USC, offer, was offered by Louisville.

RB Kanye Udoh of Richland, NJ, who visited USC and Clemson for games earlier in the season, visited Pitt Saturday for the Clemson game. In his game Friday night, Udoh rushed for 194 yards and one touchdown.

Clemson is in the final three for 2023 LB Drayk Bowen of Merrillville, IN, and he’s announcing November 7th.  Auburn and Notre Dame are the other two.  He has visited Clemson twice, once in June and again for a game in September. 

2023 DE Zavion Hardy (6-5 235) of Macon, GA has USC in his top 10. The others are Virginia Tech, Georgia, Ole Miss, NC State, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Arizona State, Michigan and Southern Cal. He was at USC for a camp in June.

DB Tavin Ward of Palmetto Prep committed to USF.

2023 DE Xzavier McLeod of Camden was at Alabama over the weekend.

Columbia native 2023 WR Devin Hyatt of IMG Academy visited Ole Miss Saturday. 

2023 DE Monteque Rhames II of Sumter was offered by West Virginia.

2024 WR Mazeo Bennett of Greenville was offered by Virginia Tech Saturday while on a visit to Blacksburg.   He made an unofficial visit to USC this past Tuesday.

2024 QB Jadyn Davis of Catawba Ridge was offered by North Carolina. The Tar Heels join USC, Ohio State, Tennessee, Penn State, Texas A&M and Auburn as some of his major offers. Davis visited Tennessee for the Ole Miss game. He’s also been to USC, Georgia and Ohio State for games this season. He also attended the Clemson-Georgia game in Charlotte to open the season.

6-0 Talaysia Cooper of East Clarendon committed to USC Saturday becoming the first 2022 commitment for Dawn Staley.  She’s ranked 18th nationally by ESPN.  Last season she averaged 24 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists per game.

Clemson target 6-7 Randall Godfrey Jr. of Snellville, GA will take an official visit to Texas Tech starting Wednesday according to Dan McDonald of Rivals. He has also taken official visits to George Mason, Ole Miss and Utah. Clemson and Georgia Tech also are working him for visits.

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