#STRecruiting Notebook 11-15

USC missed on DT D’Andre Martin (6-4 293) of South Chesterfield, VA after recruiting him hard in the summer. He harrowed his list to USC and Virginia Tech and committed to the Hokies August 1st. But the battle isn’t over. Martin said Sunday night he will take an official visit to USC this weekend for the Auburn game, and then go from there with his final decision. He still considers himself committed to Virginia Tech at the moment. “Couple of weeks ago I just kind of sat down and called coach (Shane) Beamer like hey, I want to get down and set up an official and see what it’s like. He said his goal is not yet met until I commit to the Gamecocks, so I said I will do my best to enjoy myself, and the rest of story God has already written. I’m just trying to explore options and make the best decision.” Martin visited USC twice in the summer, including their July 31st cookout for top prospects. Martin is a native of Durham who attends Life Christian Academy in Virginia.

Clemson had several recruits on campus over the weekend headlined by WR Andre Greene Jr. (6-3 180) of Richmond. Clemson has been in a battle with North Carolina and Georgia for Greene. He made official visits to Georgia and North Carolina in June while he camped at Clemson that month. He returned to Clemson and North Carolina for unofficial visits in July. And he was back in Chapel Hill for a game October 2nd. Greene is expected to make his decision soon after his Clemson visit, unless he delays things to allow for another visit to Georgia.

2023 QB Dylan Lonergan of Snellville, GA also was at Clemson Saturday.  He has not been offered by the Tigers who had him in camp in June. He has been offered by USC and he was there for a game in September He named the Gamecocks as one of the teams on his short list. The others are Georgia, Ole Miss, Oregon, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Penn State, Ohio State, Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State.

2024 QB Jayden Bradford of Chapin was another of the prospects at Clemson Saturday. 

Clemson offered LB Wade Woodaz (6-3 205) of Tampa while he was in for a visit Saturday. 

Dutch Fork WR Antonio Williams made his second official visit of the season over the weekend to Ole Miss. Williams took an official visit to USC in September and is scheduled to visit Auburn November 27th for the Alabama game. Georgia has also been working him for an official visit. Notre Dame and Florida State are the other two schools on his short list. Williams’s mother and stepfather both attended Ole Miss. His stepfather is former Ole Miss star basketball player Murphy Holloway. Williams has not indicated if he will go back to USC for the Auburn game or to Clemson for the Wake Forest game this Saturday.  Clemson continues to show interest but has not offered.

Some other planned visits for the weekend:

  • USC target WR Camden Brown of Ft Lauderdale to Florida State.
  • Clemson target 2023 OL Josh Miller of Colonial Heights, VA to Penn State.
  • 2023 CB Travon West of Wren to Penn State.
  • 2023 Dutch Fork RB Jarvis Green to Wake Forest.
  • 2023 DT Xzavier McLeod of Camden to Tennessee.
  • USC target 2023 TE Ethan Davis of Suwanee, GA to Florida State.
  • 2024 WR Mazeo Bennett of Greenville to Florida State.
  • 2024 QB Jadyn Davis of Catawba Ridge to Penn State.

USC and Clemson made the top 12 with 2023 OL/DL Luke Montgomery of Findlay, OH.  The others on the list are Ohio State, Penn State, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Stanford, Oklahoma, Michigan State and Michigan. 

2023 TE Ethan Davis of Suwanee, GA named a top seven of USC, Georgia, Florida State, Penn State, Cincinnati, Tennessee and Ole Miss.  

2023 SAF Sonny Styles of Pickerington, OH, who had a Clemson offer and visited in September, committed to Ohio State.

2023 DE Monteque Rhames of Sumter was offered by UCF.

Former Clemson RB Mikey Dukes plans to transfer to South Florida

2023 6-4 Braylen Blue of Madison, WI visited Clemson over the weekend. 

2025 3B/MIF Kelvyn Paulino of Thomasville, NC committed to USC.

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